As used herein, the term �Timken� or the �Company� refers to The Timken Company
and its subsidiaries unless the context otherwise requires. Timken, a global
industrial technology leader, engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical
components, Timken� bearings and engineered steel bars and tubes, as well as
transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products and services, support
diversified markets worldwide.
The Company was founded in 1899 by Henry Timken, who received two patents on the
design of a tapered roller bearing. Timken grew to become the world's largest
manufacturer of tapered roller bearings and leveraged its expertise to further
expand its portfolio of bearing products to include cylindrical, spherical,
needle and precision ball bearings.