British Timken Ltd

American firm Timken created the subsidiary company British Timken in 1937 situated in Birmingham. The company were makers of tapered roller, parallel roller and ball bearings. In 1941 works were built at Duston in Northampton to produce roller bearings for the automotive industry, exporting up to 70% of its production to Continental Europe. In 2002 the Duston factory was closed with production moving to Poland.