Timken Further Diversifies Portfolio with Acquisition of Interlube Systems Ltd.

  Timken Further Diversifies Portfolio with Acquisition of Interlube Systems

  PR Newswire

  CANTON, Ohio, March 13, 2013

- Plymouth, U.K.-based business provides automated lubrication delivery
systems and services

CANTON, Ohio, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;
www.timken.com ) today announced its acquisition of Interlube Systems Ltd.,
which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related
components to end market sectors including commercial vehicles, construction,
mining, and heavy and general industries.

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With 2012 sales of approximately $13 million and 90 employees, Interlube is
based in Plymouth, U.K., has an operation in Dayton, Ohio, and a joint venture
in Zhuhai, China. The purchase also includes MSP Distributors Ltd., based in
Cheltenham, U.K., and acquired by Interlube in 2007, which designs, installs
and repairs lubrication systems.

"We're pleased to have Interlube join the Timken team," said Michael J.
Connors, vice president of distribution for Timken, in making the
announcement. "The management team brings a wealth of experience and
established customer relationships, and their automated lubrication delivery
systems certainly complement the Timken portfolio of power transmission

As part of its growth strategy, Timken has been steadily adding to its product
portfolio and sees Interlube as highly compatible to its core bearing product
lines and recent power transmission acquisitions. Over the past two years,
Timken has added a number of new products and services, including roller drive
chain, gearbox repair and motor rewind services.

Interlube focuses on critical applications where an automated lubrication
system can help extend up-time and reduce maintenance costs for end users, a
key strength of Timken as well. Interlube also brings Timken access to new
channels that serve key end user markets.

"Their expertise and quality product line, coupled with our global reach and
market access, will allow us to grow market share for Interlube products,"
Connors added, "as well as expose new market space for existing Timken

About Interlube Systems Ltd. Interlube Systems Ltd., (
www.Interlubesystems.co.uk ) is recognized for its quality, reliable service
and workmanship in designing, manufacturing and installing lubrication
delivery systems and components as well as installation services. Based in
Plymouth, U.K., Interlube provides lubrication delivery solutions to
commercial vehicle, mining, construction, manufacturing and other heavy
industrial customers.

About The Timken Company The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com ), a
global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of materials,
friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and
efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company
engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance
steel. Timken® ^ bearings, engineered steel bars and tubes—as well as
transmissions, gearboxes, chain, related products and services—support
diversified markets worldwide. With sales of $5.0 billion in 2012 and
approximately 20,000 people operating from 30 countries, Timken makes the
world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

Media Contact: Dan Minnich   Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg
Communications               Director – Capital Markets and Investor Relations
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Telephone: (330)471-7760     Telephone: (330)471-7446
dan.minnich@timken.com       steve.tschiegg@timken.com

Website: http://www.timken.com
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