The Timken Co. announced that it is supplying hot-rolled steel bars to Frisa Aerospace, a manufacturer of seamless rolled rings for applications in aerospace, chemical and energy industries. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, Frisa machines Timken’s 6-, 8- and 10.5-inch steel bars into mandrels, which are used to shape the rolled rings as they are being hot rolled. Due to the demanding process conditions, the mandrels need to be manufactured from high-quality, high-grade steels. Timken supplies the steel bars to Frisa directly from its local warehouse and distribution center in Mexico.

The distribution, which is located near Mexico City, serves a wide range of OEMs, distributors and aftermarket customers in the Mexican automotive, industrial and steel markets. Timken currently has operations in 27 countries.