Bearing Manufacture


With manufacturing facilities located in the UK, USA, Poland and UAE, Osborne Engineering Ltd offer an expansive range of thrust and journal bearings, designed and manufactured in-house. Our standard product ranges are fully interchangeable with OEM designs and offer cost-effective installation and proven reliability in operation. Using specialist bearing performance prediction software, our engineers can perform comprehensive evaluations of all types of hydrodynamically lubricated fluid film applications, to offer a range of standard products and bespoke bearing solutions, proven for a range of rotating equipment.

  • Pumps 
  • Gas Turbines 
  • Gearboxes 
  • Steam Turbines 
  • Generators
  • Motors     
  • Compressors

Our white metal bearing manufacturing facilities are fully supported by a spectrum of engineering services, from assisting OEM bearing manufacturers with new designs, to supporting the end users in the field with existing equipment. We also offer a make-to-print service. Dedicated engineering teams have access to the latest 3D CAD systems, bearing prediction software, conditioning monitoring equipment and state of the art laser scanning technology. This ensures that our manufactured products always perform at their optimum during service and enable us to suggest possible bearing upgrades where necessary to extend bearing life and minimise down time.



It is the policy of OEL Group to manufacture and supply products that are fit for purpose and consistent with customer specified requirements by an active and co-ordinated programme of defect prevention and quality improvement using the relevant quality standards. Procedures and improvements are cascaded throughout the group to ensure the same level of service is available on a global scale.

Quality has always formed the cornerstone of our company policies and procedures. In 1986 OEL Group were one of the very first engineering companies in the UK to achieve ISO 9000 certification. In 2009 OEL Group successfully made the transition to ISO 9001:2008, certified by a reputable UKAS accredited third party. The UK facility hold a multi-site scheme certificate which encapsulates the rest of the OEL Group. All of the satellite sites and facilities work to the same ISO certification and certification body.

Quality objectives are integral to our business objectives and are cascaded down through all levels of the organisation. Our dedicated business support teams remain in contact with our customers and continuously monitor orders to give our customers confidence 



Our product range includes the following:

  • Vertical bearing assemblies

  • Combined thrust and guide bearing assemblies

  • Vertical guide bearing assemblies

  • Fixed profile journal bearings

  • Tilting pad thrust and journal bearings

  • Combined thrust and journal bearings

  • Equalised or non-equalised

  • Compact or traditional designs

  • Flooded or direct lubrication designs

  • Labyrinth seals

  • Oil deflectors