GGB UK

GGB helps create a world of motion with minimal frictional loss through plain bearing and surface engineering technologies.

GGB’s wide choice of bearing materials includes metal-polymer, engineered plastics, fiber reinforced composite, metals and bimetals, bushing blocks and thrust plates as well as specialized housings and assemblies all available in standard or custom sizes and shapes, and manufactured to precise spécifications.

Plain bearings are usually cylindrical in shape and contain no moving parts. Standard configurations include cylindrical bearings, flanged bearings, thrust washers and flanged thrust washers and sliding plates of various shapes. They also can be made to custom designs.

With R&D, testing and production facilities in the United States, Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China, GGB partners with customers worldwide on customized tribological design solutions that are efficient and environmentally sustainable. GGB’s engineers bring their expertise and passion for tribology to a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing.

To learn more about GGB’s surface engineering for reliable tribology, visit ggbearings.com.

  1. Anti-Friction Bearings

    Anti-Friction Bearings

    GGB's antifriction plain bearings and bushings provide numerous benefits across a wide range of industries and applications, including aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, industrial, recreational and many more.

    Over 60 years ago, GGB invented the original antifriction bearings and bushings DU® and DX® that quickly became the industrial standard in high performance plain bearing solutions.

    With the constant increase in customer demands and expectations for superior plain bearing performance, GGB's bearing range now includes over 50 distinctive antifriction bearing types including for example, DP4HI-EX®GAR-MAX®HSGEP™ range, GGB-CSM® and GGB-CBM® products.

    For more information on our Anti-Friction Bearings please contact us:

    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  2. AuGlide™ Bimetal Lead-Free Plain Bearings

    AuGlide™ Bimetal Lead-Free Plain Bearings

    Lead-free and machinable, the GGB AuGlide™ bearings feature a bimetal composition—steel backing and a bronze overlay—that earns RoHS compliance. They support high specific loads and offer superior performance under oscillating movements. 

    Among many uses for these bearings, AuGlide™ bimetal bearings will most notably benefit transmissions and truck brakes as well as agricultural, mechanical handling and lifting applications. They boast a high load capacity and very good resistance to fatigue strength at high temperatures.

    Key benefits of GGB AuGlide™ include:

    • Design freedom - customizable to meet specific indentation and shape needs
    • Corrosion resistance
    • Excellent fatigue strength under dynamic and shock load conditions
    • Suitability for oil and grease lubrication
    • Extra strength and rigidity with its steel backing

    Please visit our website to learn more and contact GGB UK for a free quote:
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

     

  3. Automotive Bearings

    Automotive Bearings

    Using high-quality bearings are important to safety and drive comfort within modern cars. GGB has over 50 bearing types available for use in automotive applications - they can be installed within transmission shafts, steering columns, seats, axles, brakes, hinges and wipers. Once in place our automotive bearings reduce friction between parts and provide excellent resistance to wear.

    And this means there is much less need for car owners to be concerned about costly repairs and maintenance. We've worked with many Tier-1 and Tier-2 automotive and trucking companies and OEMs, supplying our bearings and carrying out research and development. Our bearings are manufactured to be fully compliant with the EU End of Life Vehicles directive.

    Please feel free to contact us for more details of our Automotive Bearings.

    GGB UK
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  4. Automotive Plastic Friction Bushes

    Automotive Plastic Friction Bushes

    GGB's wide choice of product materials includes metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound, metal bearings, bushing blocks and thrust plates as well as specialized housings and assemblies all available in standard or custom sizes and shapes, and manufactured to precise specifications

     Application experts work alongside our customers from start to finish, assisting in the design, material selection, testing, manufacture, assembly and installation to find the ideal bearing solution for even the most challenging applications, providing high performance solutions to a wide variety of market sectors.

    Please contact GGB UK for a free quote:
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  5. Bearing Assemblies

    Bearing Assemblies

    Engineered as a solution to conquer misalignment reduction when high demands are placed on bearings, GGB's UNIMINI and EXALIGN® self-aligning shaft bearing assemblies offer improved equipment performance over standard bearing assemblies by reducing stress and friction. 

    Designed to be used with our wide range of metal-polymer bearings and fiber reinforced composite bearings, GGB's self-aligning bearing assemblies remain insensitive to the angular misalignment of a shaft, automatically micro-adjusting to movements. This reduces torque and friction, offering greater reliability, longer service life and lower cost of ownership.

    Offering superior performance in a wide variety of applications, GGB's self-aligning assemblies are available in both standard and custom configurations. There are standard shaft-bearing configurations available — MINI and UNI bearing housings designed for universal installation, and EXALIGN® plummer or pillow blocks and flanged mounting housing units for specific assembly requirements.

    For further information, please contact us:

    GGB UK
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  6. Bearing Bushes

    Bearing Bushes

    GGB's wide choice of product materials includes metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound, metal bearings, bushing blocks and thrust plates as well as specialized housings and assemblies all available in standard or custom sizes and shapes, and manufactured to precise specifications. Application experts work alongside our customers from start to finish, assisting in the design, material selection, testing, manufacture, assembly and installation to find the ideal bearing solution for even the most challenging applications, providing high performance solutions to a wide variety of market sectors.

    Please contact us for further information on our wide range of products:

    GGB UK
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  7. Bearings

    Bearings

    GGB possess over a century of engineering experience supplying bearings to clients across many market sectors. We've provided high-performance bearings to companies in the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, industrial, metallurgy, and engineering sectors for installation within equipment to reduce noise, limit wear and prevent friction between moving parts.

    Our bearings were recently used by NASA on the Curiosity rover during its mission to Mars. We have 10 manufacturing facilities and over 30,000 customers across the globes that rely on our bearings in their mechanical equipment. We are fully certified to ISO 9001 quality management certification and ISO 14001 for environmental management.

    For more information on any of our Bearings please contact us:

    GGB UK
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  8. Bearings Plummer Block

    Bearings Plummer Block

    GGB's wide choice of product materials includes metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound, metal bearings, bushing blocks and thrust plates as well as specialized housings and assemblies all available in standard or custom sizes and shapes, and manufactured to precise specifications. Application experts work alongside our customers from start to finish, assisting in the design, material selection, testing, manufacture, assembly and installation to find the ideal bearing solution for even the most challenging applications, providing high performance solutions to a wide variety of market sectors.

    Please contact GGB for further information:

    GGB UK
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  9. Bearings to Specification

    Bearings to Specification

    GGB offer custom designed bearings made to your precise specifications. We specialise in the design and manufacture of bearings from metals and bimetals, metal-polymers, solid polymers and filament wound options, along with thrust plates and bushing blocks, and all the necessary bearing assembly items.

    Using our bearings helps to reduce noise levels within working equipment, prevents friction and wear within mechanisms, and therefore eliminates the need for costly repairs and downtime. Our bearings have been shown to provide superior performance to needle bearings with a larger contact surface giving better load carrying and impact resistance.

    Please feel free to give us a call or email for more information on our Bearings made to your Specifications.

    GGB UK
    Tel: +44 121 767 9100
    greatbritain@ggbearings.com

  10. Bi-Metal Bearings

    Bi-Metal Bearings

    GB offers a broad range of sizes, forms and materials in monometallic and bimetallic bearings. Bimetal and metal bearings offer excellent corrosion resistance in industrial outdoor applications and in water, marine and offshore environments. GGB bearings can be made in many sizes and forms, including thin-walled, thick-walled, flanged, cylindrical, sintered and oil-impregnated, and more.