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About Us

A & I Bearings started doing business in April 1990 in Vereeniging building a solid, reliable business relationship with many of the local companies, farmers and small businesses.

It has always been our objective to do business in a friendly, open, truthful way and believe our customers should have value for their money in the products they buy, the service they receive from us, assistance given with regards to new designs, modifications etc.

We carry a reasonable range of products in stock varying from the basic range of bearings, metric and imperial, engineering plastics, oil seals, o-ring cords, shim stock adhesives, abrasives, lubricants and a large selection.

Products not in stock are collected on a daily basis from Johannesburg and in breakdown situations we do a special trip as a special service to our customers.

Product Details

Vesconite Bearings • Pulleys and V-belts • Shims • SEW and Hydromech Gear Motors • PTFE • Hydraulic Seals
Ball & Roller Bearings

We supply a wide range of Ball and Roller bearings for Industrial, Agricultural and Automotive requirements. We source the best product at the best price for our customer's requirements which varies from traditional German, British, USA and Japanese brands as well as Korean and Chinese proven brands that has been supplied into the local market for the last several years and conforms to ISO standards. Our range also includes needle roller bearings, and bearings for repairs to automotive air conditioners, automotive gearboxes for cars, Ldv's, trucks and farming machinery. We keep male and female rod ends on in stock as well as spherical plain bearings.

Oil Seals & O-Rings

We carry a wide range of metric and imperial oil seals in stock. We also source different designs according to our customer's requirements regarding size, design and temperature specifications.

O-rings are sold in Metric and Imperial kits, as well as various sizes in Nitrile, Epdm and Viton. We keep nitrile o-ring cord in stock as well and can order silicon or Viton cord.

Hydraulic Seals

Hydraulic applications are challenging for Seals. Not only must the hydraulic seals and O-rings prevent leakage of fluid from the Cylinder, but must also withstand high pressures, extreme temperatures and transverse forces within the cylinder. In such applications, the function of Hydraulic Seals goes far beyond preventing fluid leakage. We are able to supply single and double-acting fluid seals and make up Polyurethane seals for hydraulic and pneumatic applications as per your requirements.

Transmission Chain and Sprockets

We supply transmission chain, British and American standard and sprockets, pilot and taper bored as well as conveyor chain and agricultural chain.

Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube

Vesconite is a polymer and it falls under engineering plastics. It lasts 8 to 10 times longer than brass or bronze provided that the shaft rotation is not too high. Vesconite is no grease, long life bushings that are ideal for underwater and dirty conditions. . It can work in dust and works very well submerged in water and different fluids. It can work in various chemical applications and has excellent insulating properties against high currents of electricity. Applications include subsea equipment, turbine and mud pumps, rudders and propeller shafts, stabilisers, drilling equipment and hanger bearings. Vesconite Hilube incorporates an internal lubricant that translates into an added exceptionally low friction coefficient. Combined with excellent dimensional stability, low wear rates and a high load-bearing capacity. Hilube has a PV rating (pressure x velocity) four times that of nylon bushings.



PTFE is a very useful material because it has a unique combination of properties. PTFE is chemically inert, weather able, excellent electrical insulation, high temperature resistance, a low coefficient of friction and non-adhesive properties. PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high-molecular-weight compound consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. It is often referred to as "Teflon". "Teflon" is the original trade name registered by the original developers and the name "Teflon" is often incorrectly used to refer to Engineering Plastics in general.

PTFE can also be supplied impregnated with other substances like bronze, glass or carbon in different quantities in order to gain specific features for different application requirements.


Polyethylene is supplied in high and ultra-high density as required by specific applications. It is suitable for applications like chain guides and wear strips on various industrial, railway and agricultural applications.


Celeron are generally supplied as a fabric based laminate for mechanical applications like wear strips and bushes or a paper based laminate for electrical applications for insulation against normal to high electric current. Various grades are available for various extreme applications. More information is available upon request.

More Engineering Plastics

Engineering plastics covers a vast range of different products manipulated to have certain properties for various applications. Please feel free to ask for assistance, we will gladly assist.
Pulleys and V-belts

We supply V- belt pulleys single and multi-groove and taper lock bushes for various applications. The pulleys are manufactured from cast iron, which offers an extremely durable structure that is resistant to general wear and tear. The particular specification and design of each V belt pulley will vary, so you can select the one that is suitable for the individual part or brand that you're using. Then we supply Multi-groove Pulleys for Poly-V belts to your requirements as well as Timing Belts and Timing Pulleys and we are available to assist with the selection for all of above products.

SEW and Hydromech Gear Motors

The possible applications for geared motors are exceptionally varied. In industrial production, they drive a countless number of conveyor lines, lift and lower loads, and move the widest variety of different goods from A to B in all types of systems.

A geared motor is a homogeneous and compact unit consisting of a gear unit and a motor. In electrical drive technologies as produced by SEW EURODRIVE (Germany) and HYDROMECH (Italy). We are able to assist you with technical advice with regards to new designs and give you fast and reliable backup on after sales services and repairs.


We keep brass shim Stock Metals supplies and manufactures high quality maintenance and specialist shims to the South African as well as worldwide market. We consistently monitor our quality and control, and continue to strive to achieve the high standards our clients have become accustomed to.

Our product range includes stainless steel shim stock, brass shim stock and copper shim stock.

Contact Us:

A & I Bearings CC
5 Smuts Ave,
Vereeniging, 1939, South Africa.
Telephone: +27 16 455 2010 / +27 16 421 2275
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