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HB Bearings at Professional Motorsport World Expo 2017
Cologne

Offshore Europe 2017

HB Bearings would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at the show.
The exhibition was a great success for the Company and it was a pleasure to meet so many customers both old and new. We will be responding to enquiries received at the show, shortly.

Release date: 21.11.2017


HB Bearings at SPE Offshore Europe
Conference and Exhibition 2017

Offshore Europe 2017

HB Bearings would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at the show.
The exhibition was a great success for the Company and it was a pleasure to meet so many customers both old and new.

Release date: 12.9.2017


Isle of Man Classic TT race results

Bruce Ansty

As promised in our July news release, we are pleased to bring you the race results.

In the Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT race, Bruce finished first riding the Padgett's 1993 RS250 Honda. He also acheived the Best Lap time of 120.475 mph.

Bruce also raced in the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT.
Riding a Yamaha he finished in second place, again acheiving the Best Lap time of 127.496 mph.

Once again, it has been a pleasure for HB to supply bespoke bearings to help keep these classic machines racing.

Photo by Mark Corlett
Release date: 31.8.2017



HB Bearings purchase new Leadwell T-7A
CNC Turning Centre

LEADWELL T 7A

HB Bearings has further strengthened it's line up of CNC machines with the purchase of a new
CNC Turning centre from Leadwell.

LEADWELL logo

Release date: 9.8.2017



HB Bearings manufacture bespoke bearings
for the 2017 Isle of Man Classic TT race

Padgetts Honda RS250

Padgetts Honda RS250

Padgett's of Batley have asked HB Bearings Motorsport Division to manufacture bespoke bearings for this years Isle of Man Classic TT race. With only a 3 week lead time, HB are pulling out all the stops to get the bearings delivered on time.

The non standard bearings are for Padgett's 1993 RS250 Honda to be ridden by Bruce Anstey. Bruce rode the same Honda for Padgett's last year setting a new lap speed of 118.774 mph, finally breaking the course record which was set way back in 1999.

Due to ever increasing interest in classic and historic car and motorcycle racing, HB cater strongly for this sector as well. We have manufactured numerous bearings for all types of classic and historic racing machines.

Bearings can be reverse engineered from original samples if no other information is available.
With manufacture in the UK, HB can offer short lead times and low volumes.

We are exhibiting at the Autosport show in January 2018 at the NEC Birmingham. Pay us a visit if you are visiting and see the quality of our work for yourself. Revisit this page later in the year for more details.

HB Bearings Motorsport Division are delighted to be able to offer a low volume, high quality, bespoke bearing manufacturing service to keep these great machines racing.

Check back with us after the race to see how Bruce faired!

Isle of Man Classic TT

Isle of Man TT logo

Race dates 26, 28, 30th August, 1st September

Release date: 5.7.2017



HB Bearings exhibiting at SPE Offshore Europe
Conference and Exhibition 2017
5-8th September, Aberdeen


SPE Offshore Europe Show logo 2017     SPE Offshore Europe Show logo 2017
SPE Offshore Europe Show logo 2017

HB Bearings will once again be exhibiting at the SPE Offshore Europe Conference
and Exhibition 2017.

The show runs from the 5th - 8th of September at the AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre) Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BL

We are on stand 3E141 in Hall 3. We look forward to seeing you there.

www.offshore-europe.co.uk

SPE Offshore Europe Show logo 2017

Release date: 11.5.2017



SKF 441933 E Equivalent Wheel Bearings,
now available for purchase from HB's new ebay shop

As fitted to the Ford RS 200, MG Metro 6R4, Group B cars, AC3000 ME, and others.

For customers conveinince SKF 441933 E Equivalent Wheel Bearings can now be purchased directly from HB Bearings new ebay shop.

The shop can be reached at "http://stores.ebay.co.uk/skf441933eequwheelbearings"

or more simply by following this link: take me to the ebay shop

SKF 441933 E Equivalent Wheel Bearings

SKF 441933 E Equivalent Wheel Bearings

At HB Bearings we continue to manufacture and keep in stock an equivalent bearing for the SKF 441933E wheel bearing. This bearing is also found in a number of other vehicles. This is a quality bearing made to the original manufacturers specification. The bearing has been upgraded by HB to include a machined bronze cage and is available ex-stock.

Race Retro Show logo 2017

Release date: 13.4.2017



HB Bearings feature in new book about local history

Huddersfield The Golden Years

The history of HB Bearings has been documented in a newly published book entitled
"Huddersfield - The Golden Years". The history marks HB's 45 years in business this year.

Huddersfield The Golden Years


Huddersfield The Golden Years


Huddersfield The Golden Years


Huddersfield The Golden Years

"Huddersfield - The Golden Years" is published by True North Books Limited.

Release date: 25.3.2017



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HB Bearings at Race Retro 2017


Race Retro 2017

HB Bearings would like to thank all visitors to their stand at the Race Retro 2017 show.
The show was a great success for HB and we will be returning again next year..

www.raceretro.com

Race Retro Show logo 2017

Release date: 23.3.2017



HB Bearings purchase new Leadwell V-32iF
Vertical Machining Centre

LEADWELL V-32iF

HB Bearings has added to it's line up of CNC machines with the purchase of a new vertical machining centre from Leadwell. The V-32iF has advanced controls with 4th axis features.

LEADWELL logo

Release date: 23.1.2017



HB promote bearings for historic racing cars

Issue 11 of the recent Historic Racing Technology magazine carried a half page advertismant
from HB Bearings.

The advertisment tied in with an editorial feature on HB and Group B Rally Cars.

Historic Racing Technology Issue 11   

Cars featured in particular were the MG Metro 6R4 and The Ford RS200.

As mentioned in the article, HB Bearings manufacture replacement wheel bearings for thease cars, amongst others.

Historic Racing Technology Issue 11

Release date: 7.2.2017


HB Bearings exhibiting at Race Retro 2017
24 - 26 February


Race Retro 2017

HB Bearings will once again be exhibiting at the forthcoming Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show. The show runs from the 24 - 26 February 2017, venue Stoneleigh Park, nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

We are on stand 1-222 in Hall 2. We look forward to seeing you there.

www.raceretro.com

Race Retro Show logo 2017
Release date: 8.12.2016


HB Bearings in the local community -
sponsoring refurbishment of the
1928 Honley Cricket Pavilion


HBA logo

HB Bearings are proud members of the Honley Business Association and involve themselves with the local community wherever possible.

The wooden Honley Cricket Pavilion, listed in the “Rothmans Book of Village Cricket” and Jonathan Rice’s “The Pavilion book of Pavilions” is now in need of complete refurbishment.

Honley Cricket Pavilion   Honley Cricket Pavilion

A major fundraising appeal is underway to restore the pavilion to it’s former glory.

HB Bearings are contributing to the refurbishment fund by the purchase of a pitch side advertising board.

Children of HB Bearings employees make regular use of the ground for activities such as cricket and football.

Honley Cricket Club has been on the site since 1878. The freehold title to the Cricket Ground was acquired in 1928 and is held in trust forever as a sporting venue for the people of Honley.

Release date: 7.10.2016


HB Bearings exhibiting at Autosport 2017
12-13 January

Autosport 2017

HB Bearings will once again be exhibiting at the Autosport International Engineering Exhibition.
The show runs from the 12th - 13th of January 2017 at the NEC Birmingham.
We are on stand E873 in Hall 9. We look forward to seeing you there.

www.autosportinternational.com

Autosport Show logo 2017

Release date: 21.10.2016



HB Bearings in the local community - The Honley Feast,
Go Kart Derby 17th September 2016

HBA logo

HB Bearings are proud members of the Honley Business Association and involve themselves with the local community wherever possible.

Many local events are supported and an example of this is the HB Bearings Motorsport Division's entry in the The Honley Feast, Go Kart Derby, on Saturday 17th September.

The kart was ably driven by nine year old Nell Hirst (daughter of Graham Hirst, managing director of HB Bearings).

Nell won first prize in the "Best Looking Go Kart" category and finished 4th in the time trials.

Go Kart Derby     Go Kart Derby

The Best Looking Go Kart was judged by Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney (right)
pictured here with driver Nell and Team Manager Graham.

All funds raised by the Honley Business Association will go towards implementing phase two of the new CCTV scheme for Honley village.

All photos courtesy of Sandie Nicholson, photographer, Honley

RNLI  

The RNLI also benefitted from fundraising on the day from Graham who is President of the Honley & Brockholes Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Nell. (Guess who's in the suit?)

The spirit of the Honley Feast, revived this year by the Honley Business Association was an annual event dating back to the 1800s.



HB Bearings will be exhibiting at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2016, Cologne, Germany 9-11 November

PMW exhibition Cologne Germany

"Professional MotorSport World Expo 2016 steps forward into its second decade with the 11th staging of the event in Cologne on 9, 10, 11 November 2016. The event is now seen as the must-attend annual motorsport show in central Europe, and a main theme for 2016 is ‘Excellence in German Motorsport Engineering & Technology’. This will be supported with a number of specialist promotions to highlight German exhibitors".

www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com

PMW logo



HB Bearings at Hillhead 2016

HB Bearings would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at the show.
The exhibition was a great success for the Company and it was a pleasure to meet so many customers both old and new.

HB Bearings stand at Hillhead 2016

Hillhead 2016 logo



HB Bearings advertise participation in Hillhead 2016

Quarry Management logo

Promoting their presence at the Hillhead show, HB Bearings are advertising in the Official Hillhead 2016 Showguide. The guide is included in the June issue of Quarry Management.

Hillhead Show Advert

Hillhead 2016 logo



HB Bearings purchase new lathe at MACH 2016

Purchased at the MACH 2016 show, HB Bearings continues to invest in it's production machinery with the addition of a new XYZ PROTURN SLX 555 lathe.

XYZ PROTURN SLX 555 lathe

MACH 2016 logo


HB Bearings exhibiting at Hillhead 2016
28-30th June

Hillhead 2016 logo              

Hillhead show site

HB Bearings are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Hillhead 2016.
Quarrying + Construction + Recycling

The show runs from the 28 - 30 June and is held at Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Postcode for Sat Navs – SK17 9PR

We look forward to seeing you there.

www.hillhead.com



HB Bearings exhibiting at Race Retro 2016 26-28th February
14-15th January

Race Retro logo              Race Retro show

HB Bearings are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Race Retro,
The International Historic Motorsport Show.

The show runs from the 26th - 28th of February 2016 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

We are on stand A30 in Hall 2. We look forward to seeing you there.

www.raceretro.com



HB Bearings Press Release for Autosport 2016
14-15th January


Release date: immediate.

HB BEARINGS AT “AUTOSPORT ENGINEERING 2016”
14 - 15th January 2016 Stand No. E873 Hall 9,
NEC Birmingham

HB BEARINGS MOTORSPORT DIVISION MANUFACTURE BESPOKE DESIGN BEARINGS for MODERN, CLASSIC, HISTORIC & VINTAGE CARS & MOTORCYCLES

HB Bearings Motorsport Division is the leading UK manufacturer of precision bespoke bearings for motorsport. Bearings are used at the highest levels of motorsport such as Formula 1, GT Series and Moto GP and also supplied to all the major motorsport transmission manufacturers.

Bespoke bearings such as these are designed to deal with high levels of performance and contain many special features. Designs can incorporate positioning
flanges, threaded locations, completely non-standard sizes. Bearings can also be supplied with ceramic components and special bearing steels if required. HB has it’s own in-house design team to assist you. As well as manufacturing for current motorsport, we also manufacture for vintage, classic and modern classic cars and motorcycles.

YZR500 YAMAHA

Caption: Padgetts Valvoline Racing Team 1992 Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix motorcycle.

LAP RECORD AT THE CLASSIC TT

HB recently manufactured a non standard roller bearing used in a 1992 Yamaha YZR500 Grand Prix motorcycle gearbox for Padgetts Motorcycles Batley. The bearing was reverse engineered from the old sample as this was the only information available.

This was achievable due to HB’s 42 years of technical expertise in bearing manufacture. The motorcycle was then raced at the 2015 Isle of Man Classic in August by Padgetts Valvoline Racing Team. Riding the classic machine was popular TT rider Bruce Anstey. He came second overall in the Formula One TT race and also set a new lap record for a two-stroke machine with an average speed of 126.261 mph. HB Bearings Motorsport Division are delighted to be able to offer a low volume, high quality, special bearing manufacturing service to keep some of these great historical machines racing.



HB Bearings exhibiting at Autosport 2016
14-15th January

Autosport 2016

HB Bearings will be once again exhibiting at the Autosport International Engineering Exhibition.

The show runs from the 14th - 15th of January 2016 at the NEC Birmingham.

We are on stand E873 in Hall 9. We look forward to seeing you there.

www.autosportinternational.com

Autosport Show logo



HB Bearings at Professional MotorSport World Expo 2015, Cologne, Germany

PMW exhibition Cologne Germany

Many thanks are extended to all our visitors from the HB Bearings Team for making the event so successful.

www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com

PMW logo



HB Bearings exhibiting at SPE Offshore Europe 2015

SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition

We are exhibiting at the SPE Offshore Europe 2015 exhibition, Aberdeen, 8th-11th September.
Our stand number is 3E141 and we look forward to seeing you there.

http://www.offshore-europe.co.uk

OE2015



HB Bearings exhibiting at Autosport 2015

Autosport Engineering show

HB Bearings will be once again exhibiting at the Autosport International Engineering Exhibition.
The show runs from the 8th - 9th of January 2015 at the NEC Birmingham.
We are on stand E873 in Hall 9.

www.autosportinternational.com

Autosport Engineering logo



HB Bearings at Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014, Cologne, Germany

PMW exhibition Cologne Germany

HB Bearings will again be exhibiting at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2014.
Held annually in Cologne, the show runs from the 13th -15th of November 2014.
We will be found on stand 5126.

www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com

PMW logo


 

HB Bearings purchase new Jones & Shipman Grinding Machine 2014

Jones & Shipman CNC grinding machine

HB Bearings continues its investment in new CNC machinery with another machine from the Jones & Shipman Range of CNC grinding machines. The new machine is a Jones & Shipman Easy CNC Surface Grinder with programmable Nikken 4th axis rotary table.



HB Bearings purchase GER RTV 1500 Vertical CNC
Cylindrical Grinding Machine,
2014

GER RTV 1500

The GER RTV 1500 Vertical Cylindrical CNC grinding machine has a maximum grinding diameter of 1500mm.



HB Bearings purchase new machine at MACH 2014

Hurco 5-axis vertical/trunnion

Purchased at the MACH 2014 show, HB Bearings has added to it's production machinery line-up with a new Hurco 5-axis machine. The VMX30Ui Trunion Table machine has advanced control with multiple 5 axis features, Yaskawa Sigma 5 drives, servos and motors.

MACH 2014 logo



HB Bearings to exhibit at forthcoming
Autosport International Engineering 2014

Autosport Engineering Show

HB Bearings will be once again exhibiting at the Autosport International Engineering Exhibition. The show runs from the 9th -10th of January 2014. We are on stand E873 in Hall 9.

www.autosportinternational.com

Autosport logo



HB Bearings at Professional MotorSport World Expo 2013, Cologne, Germany

PMW exhibition Cologne Germany

HB Bearings will again be exhibiting at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2013.
Held annually in Cologne, the show runs from the 12th -14th of November 2013.
We will be found on stand 5126.

www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com

PMW logo



HB to exhibit at Offshore Europe, September 2013

Offshore Europe logo

The show runs from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September. We look forward to seeing you there.



HB Bearings purchase third Kellenberger Kel-vista machine (2013)

Kellenberger KEL-VISTA CNC

HB Bearings have recently purchased their third Kellenberger KEL-VISTA CNC grinding machine straight off the stand at MACH 2013.
 
With the introduction of the third Kellenberger Kel Visla CNC cylindrical grinding machine, HB have increased their manufacturing capacity and enhanced the service they provide to their customers.

Mach 2013 logo



HB Bearings to exhibit at Autosport Engineering 2013

Autosport engineering show logo

For 2013, we are starting the New Year off by exhibiting at the Autosport Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham. The Show runs from the 10th to the 11th of January.

We will be on stand E948 in Hall 9.

Visit   http://www.autosportinternational.com/trade/autosport-engineering    for more information

We look forward to seeing you there.



HB Bearings at Professional MotorSport World Expo 2012, Cologne, Germany

PMW exhibition Cologne Germany

HB Bearings will again be exhibiting at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2012.
Held annually in Cologne, the show runs from the 14th -16th of November 2012.
We will be found on stand 5126.

www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com

PMW logo



HB Bearings to exhibit at Autosport Engineering 2012

Autosport engineering show logo

For 2012, we are starting the New Year off by exhibiting at the Autosport Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham. The Show runs from the 12th to the 13th of January.

We will be on stand E948 in Hall 9.

Visit   http://www.autosportinternational.com/trade/autosport-engineering    for more information

We look forward to seeing you there.



HB to exhibit at Professional Motorsport World Expo November 2011

Professional Motorsport 2011 logo

15th to 17th November 2011, Cologne, Germany

Professional MotorSport World Expo 2011 is exclusively open for people actively involved in motorsport. The event is not open to the general public.

The event acts as a meeting place for professionals to exchange technologies, innovations and ideas on how to drive the industry forward.

Visitors will be professionals from across the motorsport disciplines including: Single seater racing; saloon racing; drag racing; rallying; off-roading; historic motorsport; sportscar racing; karting, and speed events.

Visitors to Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011 will be:
• Professionals who work for a motorsport company or allied organisation
• Someone who holds a recognised racing licence, approved by the FIA or national association

We look forward to seeing you there.
www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com



HB Bearings to exhibit at Autosport Engineering 2011

Autosport engineering show logo

For 2011, we are starting the New Year off by exhibiting at the Autosport Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham. The Show runs from the 13th to the 14th of January.

We will be on stand E948 in Hall 9.

Visit   http://www.autosportinternational.com/trade/autosport-engineering    for more information

We look forward to seeing you there



HB to exhibit at Professional Motorsport World Expo November 2010

professional motorsport 2011 logo

15th to 17th November 2010, Cologne, Germany

Professional MotorSport World Expo 2010 is exclusively open for people actively involved in motorsport. The event is not open to the general public.

We look forward to seeing you there.
www.professionalmotorsport-expo.com


HB Bearings to exhibit at Autosport Engineering 2010

Autosport engineering show logo

In 2010, we are starting the New Year off by exhibiting at the Autosport Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham. The Show runs from the 13th to the 14th of January.

We will be on stand E948 in Hall 9.

Visit   http://www.autosportinternational.com/trade/autosport-engineering    for more information

We look forward to seeing you there



Second Kellenberger Kel-vista machine for HB Bearings (2009)

CNC grinding machine

HB Bearings have recently purchased their second Kellenberger KEL-VISTA CNC grinding machine.
 
This second machine adds to the grinding capacity at HB Bearings.



HB to exhibit at Professional Motorsport World Expo November 2009

professional motorsport 2009 logo

3, 4 & 5th November 2009, Cologne, Germany

Professional MotorSport World Expo 2009 is exclusively open for people actively involved in motorsport. The event is not open to the general public.

The event acts as a meeting place for professionals to exchange technologies, innovations and ideas on how to drive the industry forward.

Visitors will be professionals from across the motorsport disciplines including: Single seater racing; saloon racing; drag racing; rallying; off-roading; historic motorsport; sportscar racing; karting, and speed events.

Visitors to Professional Motorsport World Expo 2009 will be:
• Professionals who work for a motorsport company or allied organisation
• Someone who holds a recognised racing licence, approved by the FIA or national association.



HB to exhibit at Offshore Europe, September 2009

Offshore Europe logo

We look forward to seeing you there.



New fully updated brochure released


A new fully updated 6-page brochure is now available from HB Bearings.

Featuring a special Motorsport section, the new brochure highlights various industry sectors and includes detailed descriptions of the special bearing types available from HB.

Phone fax of e-mail for your copy today.

new HB Brochure



HB Bearings Exhibiting at the Autosport International Engineering Show January 2009

Autosport International Engineering Show 2009

HB Bearings will once again be exhibiting at the Autosport International Engineering Show 2009.

Come and see us on stand number E634 Hall 9



Large batches for export from HB Bearings (2008)

The photographs below show just part of a batch of large diameter roller bearings, manufactured for export.

Bearings for export

export bearings


Winners of Best Small Stand Award at Autosport Engineering 2008

Autosport logo

Autosport International Engineering Award
Autosport Magazine 24th January

The following pages appeared in this issue of Autosport Magazine.

Autosport Magazine

HB Stand Advert

Awards Advertisment



HB Bearings increase capacity and production (2008)

Takisawa CNC Lathe

HB Bearings have recently purchased a new Takisawa CNC lathe.
 
With the introduction of the new Takisawa CNC lathe, HB have increased their manufacturing capacity and enhanced the service they provide to their customers.

The Takisawa TW-46 is a powerful heavy duty CNC lathe with a large-bore chuck.

With a swing of up to 760mm the TW-46 is a real heavyweight and will further strengthen HB’s manufacturing capabilities.


Tickets to Professional Motorsport World 2008 Cologne,
now available from HB Bearings.
(for Motorsport professionals only)

professional motorsport 2008 logo

Professional Motorsport World tickets now available

If you are a Motorsport professional you are invited to apply for free tickets to the show.

Professional MotorSport World Expo 2008 is exclusively open for people actively involved in the motorsport industry. The event is not open to the general public.

The event acts as a meeting place for professionals to exchange technologies, innovations and ideas on how to drive the industry forward.

To order your free tickets simply phone fax or email your details to us.


HB Bearings Exhibition attendance 2007

The next occasion we are exhibiting will be at the Offshore Europe 2007 exhibition,
Aberdeen, 4th-7th September.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Offshore Europe 2007 logo



HB Bearings purchase first Kellenberger Kel-vista machine (2005)

Kellenberger KEL-VISTA CNC

HB Bearings have recently purchased their first, new Kellenberger KEL-VISTA CNC grinding machine from the Hardinge Group.


Mitutoyo Strato CMM for HB inspection department (2005)

Mitutoyo Strato CMM

HB Bearings have recently purchased a new Strato CMM machine from Mitutoyo.


Laser marker is new addition to HB final assembly department (2005)

Laser etcher

Laser etching machine. Used to accurately mark bearings with reference numbers and additional information if required.


HB Bearings purchase contour tracer from Mitutoyo (2005)

Mitutoyo Contour tracer

A recent addition to HB's Inspection room is the Mitutoyo CV-500 Contracer. This allows checking of the radii of ball tracks and their position in the bearing as well as many other dimensions.


HB Bearings add Mitutoyo Surftest to inspection Department (2005)

Mitutoyo Surftest

HB Bearings have recently purchased a Mitutoyo Surftest, surface finish testing machine. The surface finish testing machine allows checking of the surface finish, even across a ball track radius.

 

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