The Timken Company acquired Interlube Systems Ltd., which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related components to end-market sectors including the commercial vehicle, construction and mining industries. Plymouth, U.K.-based Interlube has an operation in Dayton, Ohio, and a joint venture in Zhuhai, China. The purchase also included Cheltenham, U.K.-based MSP Distributors Ltd., which designs, installs and repairs lubrication systems. According to Timken, Interlube is highly compatible to its core bearing product lines and recent power transmission acquisitions. Interlube focuses on critical applications where an automated lubrication system can help extend up-time and reduce maintenance costs.
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