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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.

After WWII, the Annecy factory was sold to Renault National State controlled factories, and SNR was created in 1946.

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.

SNR UKFC216H bearing units

V Lock 22216
0883450296410 Expansion

SNR USSP204 bearing units

N/A M06110
8865590632688 0

SNR UK322 deep groove ball bearings

M06110 0

SNR UCFCE203 bearing units

N/A Inch
Cast Steel TAPA17K300SEC

20,000 mm x 42,000 mm x 12,000 mm SNR 6004NREE deep groove ball bearings

6.173 3.346 Inch | 85 Mill

SNR UKC206H bearing units

B04264 0.0

SNR 23032EAKW33 thrust roller bearings

NTN Bearings
NTN 1.21

SNR UCFL322 bearing units

B00308 110MM Bore; 240MM Ou
KOYO Metric

SNR R140.47 wheel bearings

47 8560
28.423 1

SNR EXFC214 bearing units

Phenolic B04270
Precision Ball Beari 7.48 Inch | 190 Mill

60,000 mm x 110,000 mm x 22,000 mm SNR 6212EE deep groove ball bearings

NTN Bearings
0.127 NTN

SNR R153.20 wheel bearings

Take Up 22213
Inch 2.438 Inch | 61.925