NTN Corporation, a Japanese listed company founded in 1918, is one of the three major bearing enterprises in Japan and one of the five major comprehensive bearing manufacturers in the world. It employs more than 12,000 employees and has annual sales of 2.05 billion US dollars (related sales of 2.85 billion US dollars). It is located in Germany, the United States, France, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Korea. All 12 countries and regions have R&D institutes or production bases. In 2003, the sales of isokinetic universal joint, an important component of automotive drive series, exceeded 100 billion yen, making it the second largest manufacturer of isokinetic universal joint in the world.
Headquartered in the Western District of Osaka City, there are 11 production centers, 25 business centers and 3 research institutes in Japan, and 20 wholly-owned production plants, 2 research institutes and 48 business centers abroad. NTN's production, sales and technology departments have made unremitting efforts to open up and deepen their own professional fields, and at the same time, they have integrated each other organically.