PRESS RELEASE

Following the acquisition by The Timken Company of Nadella, Durbal, Shuton-Ipiranga, Chiavette Unificate, and Rosa Sistemi, Rollon can now count on an even more comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, strengthening its position as one of the leading linear motion solution providers worldwide.

Vimercate, March 1, 2024 – Rollon, a leading provider of linear guides, telescopic rails, and linear actuators and systems, used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of its product portfolio, following the acquisition by The Timken Company, of Nadella, Durbal, Shuton-Ipiranga, Chiavette Unificate, and Rosa Sistemi.


The completion of the Nadella Group acquisition in April 2023, and the announcement of the Rosa Sistemi acquisition in October 2023 have not only expanded and enriched Rollon’s portfolio, but also provided opportunities to leverage the legacy of each brand. This has resulted in the creation of new synergies, allowing Rollon to offer expertise, experience, and excellence across all product categories to its global customers.


“The product ranges of Nadella, Shuton-Ipiranga, Durbal, Chiavette Unificate and Rosa Sistemi are now available through Rollon’s global network, which is now able to offer an ever more comprehensive portfolio of linear components, actuators and systems, ball screws and rotational units”, explains Rüdiger Knevels, CEO of Rollon Group. “This milestone strengthens our vision to be the world’s leading linear motion provider for customized product solutions and digital services, committed to a demanding innovative and sustainable approach”.


Introducing the new Rollon by Timken ecosystem


The enhanced product portfolio encompasses linear guides, curved, and telescopic rails; actuators, multi-axis systems, robot transfer units and circular systems; ball screws, rod ends, spherical plain bearings, and needle roller bearings.


Specifically, Nadella's expertise in heavy-duty linear motion engineering is a valuable addition to the Rollon linear motion division. With over 90 years of experience across various industries, Nadella is well-versed in addressing diverse engineering challenges. Their commitment to customization, engineering services, and high-value technical support through their in-house Technology Center will undoubtedly play a pivotal role within the Rollon by Timken ecosystem.


Durbal and Chiavette Unificate, each with 70+ years of expertise, are Rollon by Timken Group's experts in design and manufacture of rod ends, spherical bearings, linkages, and joints. They serve global industries like industrial machinery and packaging, offering a diverse product portfolio.


Shuton-Ipiranga brings over 50 years of valuable history and expertise in high-performance ball screws. Their legacy in industries like machine tools and automation, coupled with a customer-centric approach, research, and innovation, promises an exciting future in applications where positioning, loading and general linear motion are required.


Finally, with over four decades of experience, Rosa Sistemi is a specialist in designing and manufacturing prismatic rails, rollers, and customized linear systems, offering cutting-edge solutions for industries like machine tools, aerospace, and medical.

This new ecosystem, allows Rollon to offer one of the widest ranges in terms of both products and distribution network, positioning the Rollon by Timken Group as one of the leading linear motion providers worldwide.

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Rollon: Motion Technology for All Types of Automation


Founded in 1975, for over 45 years Rollon has specialized in the production and development of linear motion systems. Since 2018, Rollon has been a part of The Timken Company, representing the linear motion unit within the Industrial Motion division of Timken.


Rollon’s solutions are globally adopted in industrial automation, aerospace, medical equipment, material handling, and other sectors where product performance, efficiency and reliability are essential.


With the acquisition by The Timken Company of Nadella, Chiavette Unificate, Durbal, Shuton-Ipiranga, and Rosa Sistemi, Rollon is now able to offer its customers an even more comprehensive product range – from linear guides, telescopic rails, and actuators to ball screws, and rod ends.