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A young enterprise with rich traditions

1992 A group of senior staff members leaves Steyr Wälzlager after its acquisition by SKF.
1996 The NKE brand is registered internationally and the company NKE Wälzlager Vertriebsges.m.b.H., headquartered in Steyr, is established.
1997 First international office is established in the UK.
1998 NKE is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
1999 Due to rapid expansion, NKE constructs new headquarters on an area of over 2,000 m² of the company’s reserves of 14,000 m².
2001 NKE exhibits for the first time at the Hannover Industrial Fair, one of the world’s major industrial trade shows.
2002 The first NKE international distributor conference is held on Mallorca, Spain.
2003 The second stage in the extension of the office premises in Steyr is carried out.
2004 The company name is changed to NKE AUSTRIA GmbH.
2005 In the third stage of the extension, the Steyr headquarters is extended to 4,600 m².
2006 NKE is awarded the Austria Quality Seal.
2006 NKE celebrates its tenth anniversary and holds its third international conference in Athens, Greece.
2008 The construction of a new 10,000-m² headquarters beginns.
2009 New headquarters is completed. NKE is awarded with the Gold Prize in the regional industry prize Pegasus and certified to OHSAS 180001.
2011 NKE joins Research Association Power Transmission Engineering (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. - FVA).
2014 Sales of 50 Million Bearing.
2015 Market introduction of the NKE Agri units.
2016 NKE celebrates its twentieth anniversary and holds its eight international distributor conference in Steyr, Austria.
2016 NKE Austria and FERSA bearings form strategic partnership FERSA bearings based in Zaragoza Spain, involved companies with 49% of the NKE.

Today NKE develops and manufactures a comprehensive range of high-quality bearings, which are distributed through international offices and 240 distributors in more than 60 countries.