Our History


Rulmenti S.A., Barlad is a bearing manufacturing company located in Romania. The main shareholder is BERA Holding from Turkey. The company acts with approximately 1400 employees. Main activities are design, production, sales and service of different types of bearings.

To develop and implement strategies for global bearings solutions based on:
•    Enhancing customer benefit using our high quality products and services;
•    Promoting creativity and applying intellectual capital effectively;
•    Building business partner confidence and internal teamwork performance;
•    Attaining excellence through a strong organizational culture.


•    Achieving recognition as a first class bearings producer and solution provider into bearings world market
Basic Values
•    Skills and proficiency;
•    Quality of delivered products and services;
•    Knowledge and ideas sharing;
•    Focus on customer satisfaction;
•    Talent and creativity development of our people;
•    Leadership and teamwork;
•    Respect individuality and opinions;
•    Sincere and fair in all businesses;
•    Social responsibility.
We assure for our employees trainings with internal or external trainers in order to improve continuously our team members competences.

 Our History
In 1953, the company started to produce bearings. A continuous improvement process was developed through the actual design, production and control facilities. Numerous changes were implemented in order to raise the life expectancy, loading capacity and operating precision of the bearings.
We include the respect for clients and the satisfaction of their needs among our fundamental principles. Therefore we tried to respond better to the market requirements by offering, besides the bearings with standardized shapes and sizes, a large range of non-standardized bearings, specific to various utilization.
Tooling department is a competent business partner ready to offer advice, to help and solve problems. We have our own production capacity and can process parts and pieces under customer’s orders.
 RULMENTI S.A. BARLAD is a worldwide supplier of bearings and services in the rolling bearing business. The Company is among the biggest producers of rolling bearings from Europe and is known in the world market more than 65 years.
Today RULMENTI SA produces and distributes under URB brand a full range of bearings including: Radial Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Spherical Roller Bearings, Thrust Ball Bearings, Thrust Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearings all well-known for their precision and reliability. All bearings are produced in accordance with the standards of International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and DIN standards.
RULMENTI SA is close to the customers through the wide distributor network in more than 40 countries, e.g. Romania, Germany, UK, Italy, Benelux, France, Spain, Ireland, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey, USA, South Africa, Brazil, Egypt, India, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, U.A.E. and other country.
The following steps describe the evolution of the company in the bearing production and bearing market:




Barlad Factory was founded. The planned production capacity was of 250.000 Pcs./year.

site organization

 1951 Barlad Factory was founded


Construction and equipping of the first production capacity of 1.000.000 Pcs./year was realized.

Construction and equipping of the first production


The first bearing was produced. Barlad Factory started production of four ball bearing types.

First bearing was produced


First capacity increase in Barlad was realized. Production capacity 2.500.000 Pcs. / year.



Beginning of export activity


Assimilation of technology for railway bearings production


The forging technology from Hatebur and Wagner Germany was applied successfully

The forging technology from Hatebur and Wagner Germany


Establishing of Deep Groove Ball Bearings Factory under KOYO license; production capacity 30.000.000. Pcs. / year).Deep Groove Ball Bearings Factory under KOYO


New production capacity for Special Machine – Tools fabrication (for bearings) was put into operation


Modernization of Turning and Grinding Workshop.


Technical endowment of various Workshops.


Quality System Certification according to ISO 9001 / 1994, by TNO Certification Body from Netherlands.


Continuous modernization of different machinery and equipment


Improving of Ball Bearings Technology (KOYO license)


KOMBASSAN Holding bought the majority of shares.  KOMBASSAN Holding actual name is BERA Holding.

Kombassan Holding Kombassan Bera Holding


Registering of KRS own brand. Certification of Radial Ball Bearings, KRS brand, according to the TS 6269 Standard requirements by TURKISH STANDARDIZATION INSTITUTE.


A new production facility was founded in Anadolu Rulman, Turkey

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Cogeneration system. Cogeneration


MGM Factory in Hungary was bought



Starting to build the India Factory

Common research studies were developed with Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” from Iasi. Were developed and implemented new technologies for large bearings based on the last investments on machine-tools with production range till 1000 mm outer diameter and also on quality control machines for the same production range.


The 60th year’s anniversary existence of URB Brand.

The sales networks were developed in order to cover almost the entire industry fields.


The development strategies were defined in order to improve the core competencies of our people. In this context some common projects were defined and implemented with technical universities from Galati and Iasi, focused on master studies of young engineers, in order to employee them in company. Our internal processes are developed within a strong network and also a strong multidisciplinary approach of our customer requirements analysis, products and process development.