New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) is a leading manufacturer of precision bearings and assemblies for the aerospace, defense, medical, dental, and high technology markets. Based in Chatsworth, CA, NHBB operates three manufacturing facilities in the United States and employs over 1,400 people. The company was founded in Peterborough, NH in 1946 and was purchased by Minebea Co., Ltd. in 1985. NHBB operates under NMB (USA), Inc., the North American headquarters of the Minebea Group of companies.
NMB (USA), Inc.
NMB (USA), Inc., is the North American headquarters of the Minebea Group of companies. The subsidiaries of NMB (USA) are NMB Technologies Corporation, Hansen Corporation, and NHBB. Minebea's precision processing and tooling capabilities are the foundations that have made the company a leading global supplier of broad-based high technology products.
Minebea Co., Ltd.
Minebea Co., Ltd. is the world's leading specialized manufacturer of miniature ball bearings and the manufacturer of high-precision components for the telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, and electrical appliance industries. The Minebea Group comprises 43 subsidiaries in 13 countries and employs 50,000 people worldwide. In addition to its global manufacturing capabilities, Minebea's vision is to lead the competition through extensive research and development in new methods and technologies.
In 2009, Minebea Co., Ltd. acquired myonic GmbH, a miniature precision ball bearing manufacturer based in Leutkirch, Germany. Myonic's European operation, which consists of two manufacturing sites and over 390 employees, has been integrated into Minebea as an independent company overseen by New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. Myonic's U.S.-based customers are serviced through myonic USA, a division of NHBB.
Myonic offers a diverse range of products and services to leading companies in the dental, medical, aviation, and aerospace industries. The company enjoys a leadership position in dental bearings, particularly with European handpiece manufacturers, and is a major producer of bearing assemblies for the European X-ray tube market. Myonic has also penetrated comparable markets in North America.