Rollon presents its new comprehensive product portfolio

Rollon presents its new comprehensive product portfolio

Following the acquisition by The Timken Company of Nadella, Durbal, Shuton-Ipiranga, Chiavette Unificate, and Rosa Sistemi, Rollon can now count on an even more comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, strengthening its position as one of the leading linear motion solution providers worldwide.

Vimercate, March 1, 2024 – Rollon, a leading provider of linear guides, telescopic rails, and linear actuators and systems, used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of its product portfolio, following the acquisition by The Timken Company, of Nadella, Durbal, Shuton-Ipiranga, Chiavette Unificate, and Rosa Sistemi.

The completion of the Nadella Group acquisition in April 2023, and the announcement of the Rosa Sistemi acquisition in October 2023 have not only expanded and enriched Rollon’s portfolio, but also provided opportunities to leverage the legacy of each brand. This has resulted in the creation of new synergies, allowing Rollon to offer expertise, experience, and excellence across all product categories to its global customers.

“The product ranges of Nadella, Shuton-Ipiranga, Durbal, Chiavette Unificate and Rosa Sistemi are now available through Rollon’s global network, which is now able to offer an ever more comprehensive portfolio of linear components, actuators and systems, ball screws and rotational units”, explains Rüdiger Knevels, CEO of Rollon Group. “This milestone strengthens our vision to be the world’s leading linear motion provider for customized product solutions and digital services, committed to a demanding innovative and sustainable approach”.

Introducing the new Rollon by Timken ecosystem

The enhanced product portfolio encompasses linear guides, curved, and telescopic rails; actuators, multi-axis systems, robot transfer units and circular systems; ball screws, rod ends, spherical plain bearings, and needle roller bearings.

Specifically, Nadella’s expertise in heavy-duty linear motion engineering is a valuable addition to the Rollon linear motion division. With over 90 years of experience across various industries, Nadella is well-versed in addressing diverse engineering challenges. Their commitment to customization, engineering services, and high-value technical support through their in-house Technology Center will undoubtedly play a pivotal role within the Rollon by Timken ecosystem.

Durbal and Chiavette Unificate, each with 70+ years of expertise, are Rollon by Timken Group’s experts in design and manufacture of rod ends, spherical bearings, linkages, and joints. They serve global industries like industrial machinery and packaging, offering a diverse product portfolio.

Shuton-Ipiranga brings over 50 years of valuable history and expertise in high-performance ball screws. Their legacy in industries like machine tools and automation, coupled with a customer-centric approach, research, and innovation, promises an exciting future in applications where positioning, loading and general linear motion are required.

Finally, with over four decades of experience, Rosa Sistemi is a specialist in designing and manufacturing prismatic rails, rollers, and customized linear systems, offering cutting-edge solutions for industries like machine tools, aerospace, and medical.

This new ecosystem, allows Rollon to offer one of the widest ranges in terms of both products and distribution network, positioning the Rollon by Timken Group as one of the leading linear motion providers worldwide.


Rollon: Motion Technology for All Types of Automation

Founded in 1975, for over 45 years Rollon has specialized in the production and development of linear motion systems. Since 2018, Rollon has been a part of The Timken Company, representing the linear motion unit within the Industrial Motion division of Timken.

Rollon’s solutions are globally adopted in industrial automation, aerospace, medical equipment, material handling, and other sectors where product performance, efficiency and reliability are essential.

With the acquisition by The Timken Company of Nadella, Chiavette Unificate, Durbal, Shuton-Ipiranga, and Rosa Sistemi, Rollon is now able to offer its customers an even more comprehensive product range – from linear guides, telescopic rails, and actuators to ball screws, and rod ends.

Timken Expands Linear Motion Offerings with Rosa Sistemi Acquisition

Timken Expands Linear Motion Offerings with Rosa Sistemi Acquisition

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, TBD, 2023The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;, a global leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion products, has acquired Rosa Sistemi S.p.A., a European designer and manufacturer of roller guideways, linear bearings, customized linear systems and actuators, commercialized ball guideways and precision ball screws. The company serves customers across diverse end markets, including automation and machine tool.

Rosa Sistemi’s roller guides and customized actuators are highly complementary product lines to our Rollon, Nadella and Intelligent Machine Solutions (iMS) linear motion product offerings,” said Christopher Coughlin, Timken executive vice president and president of Industrial Motion. “This acquisition provides attractive operational synergies and geographical expansion opportunities to scale and grow the business leveraging our global footprint.”

Timken entered the linear motion space in 2018 with the acquisition of Rollon, a leader in linear guides, telescopic rails, and linear actuators and systems used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. To further expand and strengthen its position in the attractive linear motion space, Timken acquired iMS in 2021 and, earlier this year, added Nadella’s complementary product portfolio.

Rosa Sistemi is expected to generate around $15 million in revenue in calendar year 2023. The company employs approximately 65 people and has its headquarters, R&D and high-precision manufacturing facility in Milan, Italy.

Timken funded the transaction with cash on hand.

About The Timken Company 

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products. With more than a century of knowledge and innovation, we continuously improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.5 billion in sales in 2022 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 46 countries. Timken has been recognized among America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere, America’s Most Innovative Companies by Fortune and America’s Best Large EmployersBest Employers for New Graduates and Best Employers for Women by Forbes.

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