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Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing acquires Aurotek TSB

February 10, 2021   Don Horne

Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing Inc., (ABM) a designer and manufacturer of thrust bearings, custom bearings and precision components, announced that it has acquired the assets of Aurotek TSB, Inc.

Aurotek TSB, Inc. is specialized in the production of precision thin section bearings for a broad array of industries. These bearings are used in a variety of applications, namely, for use in defense weapon systems, medical equipment, radar equipment, aerospace guidance systems, packaging machines, industrial assembly machines, and robotics for security, medical, nuclear and defense systems.

Peter Schroth, president of ABM, notes that this acquisition “aligns with our strategy to expand our product offerings to include American-made precision radial bearings, along with our current thrust ball and roller bearings, in low- to mid- volume production runs and with reasonable lead times.”

Aurotek TSB was founded by Dr. Don Cancelmo, has spent his entire career working in the thin section bearing industry. ABM had been a supplier of rings and bearing components to the company since 2011 and “is happy to move forward in adding this to our trusted line of bearing products.”


Previously located in Herkimer N.Y., the operations and assets of Aurotek TSB will be moved to Macedon, N.Y., where the business will continue to operate within the ABM facility, located in Macedon.

Founded in 1989, ABM is one of the oldest continuously operating thrust ball bearing manufacturers in the U.S., and is known for its exclusive line of ā€œVā€ groove thrust bearings, which are designed to reduce rolling friction. ABM specializes in manufacturing custom ball and roller thrust bearings in low- to mid- volume, as well as in custom manufacturing of precision machined components.

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