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The Fafnir® brand of bearings traces its founding as "The Fafnir Bearing Company" in New Britain, Connecticut back in 1911.  Founder Howard S. Hart started the company based upon the need at that time for less expensive alternatives to English and German made ball bearings. Since 1911, the Fafnir brand of ball bearings has been owned by a quite a number of companies including Textron, Inc., The Torrington Company (which was owned by Ingersoll Rand), and The Timken Company.

Fafnir Ball Bearing Product Range

Today, Fafnir is best known for the following categories of precision ball bearings:

Fafnir Angular Contact Ball BearingsFafnir Ceramic Hybrid Ball BearingsFafnir Mounted BearingsFafnir Pillow Block BearingsFafnir Radial Ball BearingsFafnir Wide Inner Ring Ball Bearings