J. & E. Papadopoulos SA is recently an authorized distributor of ASAHI Bearing Units in Greece.

ASAHI SEIKO Co., LTD. ranks among top bearings manufacturers with their high-quality Japanese bearing units.

In 1928, under the original moniker SKI Bearing Manufacturing, its visionary founder, Mr. Shibata, inaugurated the production of ball bearings in the town of Sakai in Osaka Prefecture.

A decade later, the company embraced the symbol of the rising sun in its name, radiating not only in its native Japan but beyond.

In 1951, ASAHI introduced its proprietary bearing units, positioning itself as the vanguard among esteemed Japanese manufacturers.

The company's adept engineers meticulously refined the original bearing unit, introducing several patented features.

ASAHI's ball-bearing units are distinguished by unique characteristics, including a judicious combination of a locking pin and a loose fit
between the bearing outer ring and housing bore.

This design not only ensures precise self-alignment but also mitigates outer ring rotation.


Years on the Market



ASAHI SEIKO is one of the first bearing unit manufacturers in Japan

  • Self-adjusting
  • High load capacity
  • Quiet sound level
  • Long service life
  • Easy to install
  • Anti-rotation of the outer circumference of the bearing
  • The bearing can be replaced in the field

In 1979, ASAHI launched the Silver Series, conceptualized for compact and smaller bearing units, earning unequivocal acclaim worldwide and solidifying its position as a market leader.

Owing to its exacting manufacturing standards, ball-bearing units from Osaka garnered international acclaim, transcending borders.

Today, ASAHI stands as one of the foremost global producers of bearings and associated products.

Since the late 1970s, its manufacturing facilities have expanded to encompass mechanical and air clutches, brakes, and linear motion products.

The proverbial Japanese ethos of obligingness finds manifestation in the corporate philosophy of ASAHI, named after the rising sun:

"Always respect the needs of your customers and proactively meet them," a guiding principle that ASAHI has steadfastly adhered to for nearly a century.

We offer you following range of ASAHI bearing units:

All ASAHI products offer outstanding value for money, which ensures that customers can always find the right solution with the ASAHI brand.