Kilian is a major global supplier of bearings used in demanding automotive seating applications. We specialize in applications where low seat rolling effort is the primary performance objective, such as in second-row seat mechanisms that must operate with low efforts to gain access to the third row of seats. In these applications, Kilian offers superior design solutions featuring custom-engineered, full-compliment ball bearings that provide quiet, durable, and smooth operation. In addition, Kilian's huge production capability is able to handle the high volumes typically associated with these projects.
Over 90 years of experience in providing customized design solutions
Robust ISO/IATF 16949 Quality System
FEA analysis to accelerate and validate the development process
Durability testing to baseline design performance
Custom-designed materials, heat treatment, lubrication and part geometry
Project management expertise
Talented design engineers who become part of your engineering team
High volume capability from our Syracuse, NY facility
Highly skilled non-union workforce
Value-added product features, such as integral attachment mechanisms and injection molded components
Bearings are designed specifically for the unique application parameters.
Materials, heat treatment, plating, lubrication and part geometry are selected for each component based on application criteria.
Seating applications are particularly challenging bearing applications due to the inherent variation in these systems, which are typically made up of non-precision stampings. Kilian bearings overcome many of these challenges with time-tested designs that provide excellent performance, even in conditions that result in bearing misalignment.
Proprietary lubrications, engineered plastics, custom race geometries, and electroplating are individually specified to satisfy each customer's unique performance requirements.