April 1939  Yamazaki Iron Works was established on Suehiro Street in Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture.  We engaged in the manufacture of mold producing machines as a cooperative project with Tsugami Co., Ltd.
March 1959  Company’s name changed to Yamazaki Seiki.
May 1959 Company’s name changed from Yamazaki Seiki to Yamazaki Seiki Co., Ltd.
Sep. 1960  Development of Slide Bush.
July 1963  Company name changed to Nippon Bearing Co., Ltd.
Nov. 1966  NB recieved an award from Daishi Bank for the development of new products in Niigata Prefecture.
Oct. 1970  Completion of two new factories totaling 2,700m2 on the company property of 20,300m2 at the current location with an administration office.
March 1984  NB recieved an award for economic development in Niigata Prefecture.
Oct. 1984  The NB Shoji (NB LINEAR SYSTEM) Co., Ltd. was set up as an independent company by annexing the Sales Division from the main company.
Jun. 1987  The NB Corporation of America was established near Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Feb. 1992  The NB gymnasium was completed (1,300m2) and dedicated as a social facility.
Feb. 1993  NB recieved an award from The Japan Society for The Advancement of Inventions for ‘The Device Merits Award’ for the SER Type Miniature Slide Guide product line.
Apr. 1998  NB recieved an award from The Science and Technology Agency for the total development of Slide Bush product line.
July 1998  NB was certified for ISO9001.
Oct. 2000  NB recieved an award, ‘Good Design Award’ for Actuator BG product line.
Nov. 2000  NB expanded its headquarters operations into a five story office building totaling 2,300m2.
Oct. 2001  NB expanded its factory with the addition of a new facility totaling 5,800m2
Nov. 2002  The NB Europe B.V. was established near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Feb. 2004  NB was certified for ISO14001.
Nov. 2005  manufacturing operations of a new factory (Sakuramachi) (building: 4,600m2; property: 20,000m2.  (Products: BG Actuator and NV STUDROLLER)
Feb. 2007  NB received an award from The Japan Society for The Advancement of Inventions for “The Device Merits Award” for the NV STUDROLLER Slide Way product line.
Oct. 2010  Merged with the NB LINEAR SYSTEM Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2011  Began manufacturing operations of a new factory (Konsosu)(building: 2,270m2; property: 4,500m2). (Products: Spindle Shafts and Units)