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We’re AST Bearings… Providing “Value Beyond the Part!”

October 21, 2011 by Christine Berlly

AST Bearings logoSo, “Who or what is AST Bearings?” you may ask and “what’s in it for me?”  Well, if your work involves bearings, especially if you are a mechanical engineer or designer or a purchasing agent, then you should know us.  AST Bearings is the premier bearing supplier located in the United States providing bearing products and related services to an extraordinary wide range of clients.  We know bearings… it’s all we do (Sorry… no sprockets, no chains, no gears, no belts, nor other motion products – just bearings).

What Makes AST Bearings Different?

The word that most aptly describes who AST Bearings is as a company is “value.”  Simplistically, value can be defined as price divided by performance.  At AST, we provide value by affecting both ends of this equation. Our cost-effective bearing products are received directly from a worldwide network of highly efficient, state-of the-art factories.  Our performance is unmatched in its innovative service solutions which can greatly lower our customers’ Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Value Beyond the Part™ – A Defining Phrase

Nothing epitomizes our company’s mission better than the phrase, “Value Beyond the Part.”  Beyond exceptional product quality, selection, and availability, the value-added services at AST are what really set us apart from most other bearing suppliers. Ultimately, our product and ball bearing design solutions will enhance your product performance, make your company more competitive, and make your job easier.  To say it another way, AST has distanced itself from typical bearing suppliers in both the breadth of our product offerings and the depth of our value-added services.

For example, AST offers numerous value-added services such as:

  • Design Engineering
  • Applications Engineering
  • Bearing Relubrication
  • Failure Analyses
  • One-Stop Shopping
  • Global Sourcing Capabilities
  • Just-In-Time Delivery
  • Rapid Availability
  • Dock-to-Stock
  • Flexible Credit
  • Responsive Customer Service
  • Inventory Management Programs
  • Import/Export Expertise
  • EDI
  • Certified Quality Assurance Programs
  • Custom Packaging







Partnering with our Customers

Organizations today face many difficult and unexpected challenges developing and bringing their products to market. AST embraces our role as a true “product development partner”, as we believe our strength lies in innovative solutions and providing our customers with lower total costs around our designated specialty… bearings.

With our vast technical resources, we often become an integrated member of our customer’s design and development team.  Our engineering services include custom designs, bearing analysis, load and life calculations, applications support, and in-house training seminars. Customers also benefit from our lubrication and packaging capabilities and custom tailored inventory programs.  Our highly skilled and experienced technical sales staff has the tools that ensure a quick response to our customer’s needs.

Our service-oriented organization continually strives to exceed our customer’s expectations. Throughout our existence, we have developed strong relationships with our customers. These relationships are based on understanding the customer’s problems and providing innovative solutions.  Since 1963, we have been making our customers more competitive. By leveraging AST’s capabilities and performance, our customers experience less rework, downtime and redesign thus realizing a lower total cost of ownership.

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