EPK-Brenco History

On January 25, 2008, Amsted Rail, Brenco entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with EPK for the establishment of a joint venture in the Russian Federation to assemble, produce and distribute cartridge tapered roller railway bearings.

EPK has merged key former CIS bearing plants into one integrated operating company. This activity has enabled the parent company to more efficiently manage resources, attract investment for development of manufacturing capabilities, increase the competitive advantages of its products, and expand into new markets

EPK plants manufacture bearings of all sizes with outer ring diameters from 20 to 2500 mm. Confirmed quality standards of EPK product meets the requirements of Russian and Western Standards GOST and ISO.

The Joint Venture (JV) located in Saratov, Russian Federation serves the Russian domestic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets. The initial phase of EPK-Brenco consisted of an assembly-only operation that started in early 2009 to serve solely the Russian and greater CIS rail markets.  In late 2012, the JV plans to start full cycle production including machining, grinding and heat treat activities.

Brenco History

BRENCO® was founded in 1949 to manufacture bronze journal bearings for railroad freight cars. In 1959, Brenco® received conditional AAR approval for the product it is known for today throughout the worldwide railroad industry — the tapered roller bearing.

Supplying the majority of the North American OEM market, millions of our bearings are in use today providing dependable and reliable service. Brenco bearings can be found in all worldwide railroad markets in the most demanding service environments.


 About Amsted Rail

The World is turning to Amsted Rail

Industry leaders for more than 100 years, Heavy Haul Railroads around the world count on Amsted Rail products to perform in the most difficult rail environments.

Amsted Rail Highlights

  • Annual Sales of approximately $US 2 Billion (normalized year)
  • Largest Freight Car Component Manufacturer in the World
  • Industry Leaders in wheels, bearings, side frames & bolsters, and rail anchors.
  • Privately Held & Employee Owned
  • Operations on Six Continents

Rooted in Strength

Amsted Rail is proud to be a part of Amsted Industries Corporation. A diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial components, Amsted Industries is a leader in the railroad, vehicular and construction markets. Privately held with manufacturing facilities in over 10 countries, Amsted Industries employs more than 10,000 people.


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"EPK-Brenсo Bearing Company" Limited Liability Company

Russia, 410039, Saratov Prospect Entuziastov, 64 A

Telephone:+7 (8452) 394-875

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