The Timken Company announced the continued expansion of its industrial services capabilities with the acquisition of Standard Machine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada). Standard Machine provides new gearboxes, gearbox service and repair, open gearing, large fabrication, machining and field technical services to end‑users in Canada and the western U.S.  T he company operates one of the best-equipped gear manufacturing facilities in North America, complete with heat-treating, machining, gear cutting and gear grinding equipment. The addition of Standard Machine provides Timken with robust gear-making skills and expands its gearbox and bearing repair services into Canada.

Standard Machine, which employs 125 people, serves a wide variety of industrial sectors. The company’s factory is divided into cells each with its own set of complementary equipment to help with material flow, lead times and cross training. The heat-treat cell contains CNC gas-fired carburizing furnaces capable of handling up to 60-inch-diameter parts and a CNC 2.6M induction hardening machine with a 2M face length for those specialized parts.