NTN-SNR, a global provider of precision engineering, and TotalEnergies’ Lubricants division, a major player in the production and distribution of lubricants, are renewing their mutual commitment by signing several strategic partnerships in the mobility sector.
Based on a long-standing professional relationship, NTN-SNR and TotalEnergies’ Lubricant division are pooling specific expertise for the purpose of optimising the lubrication of bearings developed to meet the challenges of new mobilities and reducing their carbon footprint.
Within the framework of this collaboration, experts from NTN-SNR and TotalEnergies’ Lubricant division are working on various projects, developing solutions that are more reliable, more innovative and fully consistent with the new requirements of aircraft and automotive manufacturers.
Technical discussions are simplified by the proximity of the two research centers – Annecy for NTN-SNR and Solaize, south of Lyon, for TotalEnergies, with ease of access to testing resources and analysis and development labs.
“In electric gear motors for vehicles, our bearings are subjected to new operational constraints that are particularly extreme. We need to keep improving our understanding so that we can devise new protective solutions and guarantee reliability for the best cost,” explains Christophe Nicot, CTO NTN Europe.
“For nearly a century, TotalEnergies’ Lubricants Division has been a central partner for industry and the automotive sector. In renewing our partnership with NTN-SNR, we are offering them innovative, high-performance products and services that comply with the most stringent certifications and standards, which will help them to reduce their carbon footprint,” says Pierre Duhot, TotalEnergies’ Lubricants division’s Chief Executive Officer.