Production and development

The major advantage of the DURBAL family firm lies in its commitment to sustainability, On the one hand, this is reflected in the company's long-standing tradition, its close relations with employees, customers, suppliers and finally in the quality of its products. 

On the other hand, the company's wide expertise involving "everything to do with rod ends and spherical plain bearings " is of course handed down from generation to generation of employees. 

Much of the machining of our forged parts to produce the DURBAL Premium Line installation-ready precision parts and most of the DURBAL Classic Line is done using special machines and tools specially developed and manufactured by us. In the processes involving turning, milling and hard turning, too, the very latest technologies, designed to the exact requirements of our production systems, are used for maximum precision and economic efficiency.

By offering system components, we are also in a position to satisfy our customers' individual wishes, or to work with our customers to develop, appropriate solutions in the areas of technical applications involving turning, tilting and swivelling movements.

The ability to do this is an expression of our Vision Technology.

Heat treatment, galvanisation and coating techniques are delivered in close cooperation with suppliers with whom we have worked for many years.

Work with especially demanding quality requirements, e.g. the use of the self-aligning roller bearing in the heavy-duty antifriction bearing rod ends and heavy-duty spherical plain bearings of our DURBAL Premium Line is carried out manually on our own premises. Assembly is carried out in specifically-adapted processes at ergonomically-designed workstations.

We ensure the consistently high quality standards of our products by means of interim and final inspections during the course of these processes.

At the Öhringen site we produce precision products on a daily basis – including heavy-duty rod ends and heavy-duty spherical plain bearings in both Standard and stainless steel variants from 5 mm to 60 mm diameter.

Approx. 500,000 finished parts per annum are produced here.