O Firmie - 2014-08-01
Volker Polonyi has been appointed the new director of NSK’s European Technology Centre (ETC) in Ratingen. He brings with him 27 years of experience in bearing and linear technology and has previously worked for NSK as a sales director for industrial bearings, a sector manager for wind power technology and as head of application developments, amongst other things.
ETC workforce and technology has been greatly expanded in recent years. It currently employs 180 persons who are involved in both development and test work and who also inspect and approve vendor products and materials.
Volker Polonyi: ‘In the worldwide NSK Group, we cooperate closely with our customers in both the general and automotive industry in pursuit of the same goal - improving the efficiency of our products.’
One important task of ETC is the performance of customised tests to verify the suitability of a product or structure for the individual application case. In a well-equipped test rig, for example, endurance tests can be performed and various ambient conditions simulated.
NSK employs a total of 3,400 persons in Europe and manufactures rolling bearings, linear technology, automotive components & steering systems at four production plants in Germany (Munderkingen), Great Britain (Newark and Peterlee) and Poland (Kielce).