Frequently Asked Questions
Are bearings your only product line?
ABT only sells products that we know and can support. In addition to bearings,
we are experienced in chain and sprockets, which are now being added to our line. We
will also be adding power transmission components. Since our team has significant experience
in power transmission and motion control products, we can support what we sell.
We have had a bad experience with Chinese bearings. How would working with ABT be
When you work with ABT, you can be sure that the products you receive have the
quality you expect. This is not true with bearings supplied by brokers. ABT's plants
are ISO 9000 certified, feature modern manufacturing equipment and employ operators and
inspectors who understand and are specially trained in US quality standards. They know
that the only products we accept must first meet our rigorous quality standards.
Are all your bearings from China?
Our plants in China (all ISO 9000 certified) supply most of our products. We
also have long-standing relationships with other high quality manufacturers around the world
who supply certain sizes and configurations.
I have been quoted a very low price for what looks to be a very good bearing
by someone representing a Chinese factory. How is ABT different?
It is easy to quote a low price if you do not have the product. That's why ABT
maintains an extensive inventory in the US. Our prices are extremely competitive and
better yet, we can ship bearings to you from our Chicago area warehouse at that price.
I have seen Chinese bearings with no brand names or names I have never heard of.
How will I know what brand I am buying?
When you buy from ABT, the only brand you get is ours. The ABT name is imprinted
on all bearings as well as on the boxes they come packed in. We are a US-based company
that stands behind the bearings produced in our Chinese factories.