• 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.