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Throughout the next few decades, the French industry flourished, particularly in the automotive sector, and SNR’s production jumped to 80,000 bearings per day. Five more plants were built throughout Europe between 1960 and 1972, adding to SNR’s booming production. By the mid-1970’s, SNR employed more than 3,000 workers and production reached 200,000 bearings per day.

Facing increased competition and a changing landscape, SNR focused its efforts on quality and, in 1990, became the first bearing manufacturer to obtain ISO-9001 certification. In 1997, SNR’s ASB© bearing was awarded the first innovation prize at the Equip Auto Show. The commercial success that followed the award has now made ASB© a world standard.

The SNR story begins in Oerlikon, Switzerland, where Jacques Schmidt made the first rings and balls of the future tempered steel bearings. He named his company SRO (S for Schmidt; R for Roost, his wife’s surname; and O for Oerlikon) and, in 1894, registered his SRO ball bearing patent and made SRO the only ball bearing supplier in France.

SRO opened a factory in Annecy, France to supply the French military aeronautic industry during WWI. In the 1920’s, SRO built three new facilities to meet increasing demand for ball and roller bearings, thrust bearings, and bearing blocks. Automation of production boosted productivity throughout the 1930’s, and, by the eve of WWII, SRO had nearly 1,300 employees and produced 1.5 million bearings annually.

SNR R155.08 wheel bearings

96 mm 25.5 kN
3.969 mm ECY 207

SNR ESF201 bearing units

180 mm 34 mm
HMV 36 E 7.2 kg

SNR 29413E thrust roller bearings

525 kg TDO/D
8 mm 2

SNR 5310NRZZG15 angular contact ball bearings

395 mm 3900 kN
194 mm 120 mm

SNR 71920HVUJ74 angular contact ball bearings

0.015 kg 0.5 m/s
105 ° 45 N/mm²

SNR TGB12933S03 angular contact ball bearings

32.5 kN FSAF 215
B10724-79 20 kN

SNR 2212K self aligning ball bearings

93 mm 130 mm
280 mm 4 mm

SNR 33212A tapered roller bearings

5730 lbf 4.6250 in
3.6250 in 0.6563 in

SNR USPFT204 bearing units

31 kg 300 mm
39.954 mm PL 60

SNR 6007E deep groove ball bearings

31000 rpm 34.00 mm
1.00 mm 37700 N

SNR 24032EAK30W33 thrust roller bearings

60500 N 1.00 mm
42500 N 10000 rpm

SNR ESPAE209 bearing units

2.1 mm 250 mm
20.5 mm 150 mm