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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.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.

34,976 mm x 72,04 mm x 33 mm SNR GB40714 FRANCE Bearing 35*72.04*33

P4 0.13 kg
0.6 mm 0.59 kN

SNR GB.40574 FRANCE Bearing

0.6 mm 2 mm
Non/No P0

SNR BAC34003 FRANCE Bearing

1.61 kg 78 mm
21 mm 3.18 mm

SNR 7408BGM FRANCE Bearing 40*110*27

-20 °C 55.6 mm
100 °C 126 mm

SNR 7318 BG FRANCE Bearing 90*190*43

17.46 mm 225 mm
SP203-205/47N- UC203-11G2T20

60,000 mm x 130,000 mm x 31,000 mm SNR 7312BGA FRANCE Bearing 60×130×31

Self Centering 782475713653
Steel Std Retainer

55,000 mm x 100,000 mm x 21,000 mm SNR 7211BGA FRANCE Bearing 55*100*21

Eccentric Collar No
13 LB Non-Expansion

SNR 6210 F60 FRANCE Bearing 50×90×20

10 mm 56 mm
8.3 Nm 15.8 mm

SNR 6205-FT150 FRANCE Bearing

13.5 mm -40 °C
4547359516258 N/A

SNR 6203-FT150 FRANCE Bearing

12 mm 22.5 mm
45 mm 36.51 mm