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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 EXEHE206 bearing units

No Shield, no Seal, 52.0000 mm
8000 rpm 11000 rpm

50,000 mm x 110,000 mm x 40,000 mm SNR 22310EMW33 spherical roller bearings

319.999 mm 46.3 kN
203.4 N·m 5

SNR R166.29 wheel bearings

40.000 mm 7500 rpm
5600 rpm 30.20 mm

SNR UCF324 bearing units

0.265 kN 0.761 kN
14.4 mm 7.5 mm

80,000 mm x 170,000 mm x 39,000 mm SNR 7316BGM angular contact ball bearings

72.0000 mm 17 mm
5600 rpm 6000 N

30,000 mm x 62,000 mm x 16,000 mm SNR 6206HVZZ deep groove ball bearings

1.5 mm 3 mm
181 mm 187.3 kN

40 mm x 80 mm x 43,7 mm SNR CES208 deep groove ball bearings

40.000 mm 65500 N
39.70 mm 1.50 mm

SNR UCFS308 bearing units

28.5 mm HMV 34 E
M 170x3 26 mm

SNR EXFLE211 bearing units

77.5 mm 80 mm
5.5 mm 1.5 mm

SNR 23030EAKW33 thrust roller bearings

431.8 mm 237 kg
1.4 2.3

SNR EXFL305 bearing units

208 mm 490 kN
20 kg 115 mm

SNR UCT204 bearing units

20 ° BC4.10/W33WI
3150 kN 1432 kg
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