After spending more than a decade as Europe’s largest stockist of FK-branded bearings, Midland Bearings is pleased to announce that following a significant expansion of stock, the firm is now able to offer the complete range of FK bearing units and plummer blocks. Through the inventory growth, the West Midlands-based leader in the distribution of high-quality bearings has solidified its position as a true ‘one stop shop’ for all FK Bearings needs.
Founded in 1969, Xiamen-based FK Bearings has become one of the biggest manufacturers of bearing units in China, with its tech-driven development processes resulting in some of the most in-demand and highly sought after products. Its motto – Find Solution, Keep Rotation – aims to ensure the smooth running of applications, without problems. The brand has become renowned for its reliable, simple, and easy-to-assemble bearing units, which makes them a firm favourite amongst customers. Today, FK-branded products are exported to 72 countries, with Midland Bearings acting as a leading stockist and distributor not only within the UK but also for customers across Europe.
“Over the past few years, we’ve noticed that customer behaviour has been evolving, and that our customers are showing increasing preference for higher quality imports that don’t just get the job done, but which also keep applications running smoothly for longer,” says Midland Bearings Managing Director, Phil Chesworth. “The concept of ‘buy well, buy once’ is very much alive, and those searching for unrivalled quality are naturally looking to brands such as FK which are international recognised as global leaders.
“Demand for quality has been growing rapidly, which is why we’re proud to be taking measures to satisfy this demand and ensure our customers have access to the right products for the job, each and every time. We’re proud to be able to say that we now stock the complete FK bearing units and plummer blocks ranges, which are in stock now.”
In addition to the FK-branded bearing units and plummer blocks, Midland Bearings also stocks stainless steel housings, thermoplastic housings, zinc plated and stainless steel pressed steel housings, plus all stainless steel bearings used across these series, all under the high profile FK brand name.
This is certainly not the first time that Midland Bearings has expanded its product offerings. Just last month, the company added two new high precision lock nut series to its catalogue, providing customers with more choice than ever before. Late last year, Midland Bearings took proactive measures to support this growth by adding a new warehouse in 2019 to boost capacity. The FK in stock range occupies 7 warehouses and 15,000 pallet spaces.