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About Us

Who We Are

Erie Bearings Co. is the leading distributor of mechanical and electrical motion control products in Pennsylvania. Started as a two-man operation by Norm Ketchel back in 1958, Erie Bearings has grown into an unrivaled solutions provider for our constantly expanding clientele. Our customers choose us for our proven ability to help them reduce their costs over the long-term. We have the largest inventory in northwest Pennsylvania, the most knowledgeable employees in the industry, and flexible, responsive service that is second to none.

More Than Just Bearings

Erie Bearings has outgrown its name. Originally a distributor of industrial bearings, we’ve continually expanded our product offering to include all types of bearings, conveyors, belts, chains, pulleys and drives for material handling systems, as well as a complete line of clutches, reducers, sprockets, brakes, gears, couplings and accessory products for all your power transmission needs. No matter what industry you’re in - plastics, food, mining, forestry, aggregate, manufacturing, engineering and more - we have the right products that will be cost effective for you.

Electro-mechanical Specialists

Erie Bearings is also a full-fledged industrial electrical distributor and the Sensor King of the region. We sell a complete line of electric motors, drives, motor control, power distribution equipment, and sensors to provide automation control to most mechanical systems. Whether it’s a simple drive replacement or an engineered motor control center, Erie Bearings has the right solution for your application. Our team of in-house electrical and mechanical engineers are professionals that have been designing these systems for nearly five decades.

Fully Stocked Nearby Branches

With an inventory worth more than $6.5 million, Erie Bearings is very likely to have the products you need. And in the rare case when we don’t, we have access to more than 200 manufacturers who can quickly match the right product to your project. Plus, our warehouses are strategically located in areas not served by the competition. As a multi location supplier of bearings, power transmission, electrical and automation products, we represent only the best manufacturers in the business, including:

  • Carlisle Power Transmission
  • Eaton Electrical/Cutler-Hammer
  • Dodge Reliance
  • Ferraz-Shawmut
  • Link-Belt/Rexnord
  • Morse
  • MRC
  • Pepperl+Fuchs
  • Timken/Torrington/Fafnir
  • Toshiba

Solutions You Can Trust

When you select Erie Bearings, you are choosing an advocate for your success. Our employees are personally committed to providing each customer with effective long-term solutions. For example, if you have a repetitively broken part, we don’t make a quick sale and replace the same part again and again. We develop a custom-tailored approach that can be documented to show how it reduces your operating costs over time. We aim to be your trusted partners providing win/win solutions for our mutual success.

Smart Storeroom Management

Erie Bearings provides the industry’s best storeroom management system with the Storeroom Management and Replenishment Tool (SMART) System. A turnkey system, the SMART System was developed based on our 50-plus years of inventory management experience, and is designed to be adaptable to any type of customer. Utilizing bar code technology, the SMART System helps you take control of your inventory without dedicating one of your people to the job. Whether you have 50 items or 50,000, the SMART System can help you manage the critical items you need to keep your operation running!

National Affiliations

Erie Bearings has long-established business relationships that enable us to offer the best products and solutions available. As a member of BSA (Bearing Specialist Association), PTDA (Power Transmission Distributors Association), and the MANP (Manufacturers Association of Northwest Pennsylvania), we have access to additional resources that help us provide solutions, industry knowledge, and the latest technology available.

It’s Easy With Erie Bearings

We make it easy to do business with us at Erie Bearings. As a family business, we have the personal touch and flexibility to adapt to your requirements with intelligence and agility. Our goal is to be the easiest supplier for you to deal with, and we have the resources and commitment to make it happen. We’ll do whatever it takes to provide outstanding service and value to our customers. Superior service, superior knowledge, and superior resources - you get it all with Erie Bearings:

  • Enormous inventory with access to over 200 high quality manufacturers
  • Comprehensive electro-mechanical solutions provider
  • The Sensor King of Pennsylvania
  • Total commitment to long-term customer satisfaction
  • SMART System - the best storeroom management system in the business
  • In-house electrical and mechanical engineers
  • Cost reduction strategies and solutions
  • An advocate for your success!