History

  • irb Industrias del Rodamiento was founded 1958 to manufacture ball bearings for the Automotive Original Equipment.
  • Once brand recognition was acquired in Europe, a technological alliance was established in 1973 with snr to manufacture wheel bearings shifting focus into the Automotive Aftermarket.
  • Torrintonacquired IRB in 1992 and maintained its sales & operations as independent business as well as IRB branding.
  • In 2003 IRB was acquired by timken and started in 2005 to brand Timken®.
  • The Automatic Tensioners patent, a product family developed by our own local Engineering capabilities, was filed in 2007 by IRB.
  • 2010-2014 IRB is acquired by koyo, operating under IRB brand.
  • In June 2015 irb Rodamientos IRB Bilbao starts operating under 100% Spanish ownership.

Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional Una manera de hacer Europa
Rodamientos IRB Bilbao S.L. ha participado en la Feria Automechanika Frankfurt edición 2018 celebrada en Alemania, y ha contado con el apoyo de ICEX, así como con la cofinanciación de Fondos europeos FEDER, habiendo contribuido según la medida de los mismos, al crecimiento económico de esta empresa, su región y de España en su conjunto