Supplying integrated plastic bearing solutions around the globe

BNL (UK) Limited are a Made in Yorkshire Bronze Member

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About us

Who we are

BNL is the world leader in specialist plastic bearing solutions. Established in 1970, we have over forty years’ experience of innovation in this field and we support customers in wide-ranging markets across the globe.

Our Values

  • Innovation: At the heart of our business is innovation. We strive to continually improve and develop designs, processes, services and customer relationships to ensure we are always moving forward.
  • Collaboration: We listen to our customers’ requirements, understand their needs and work with them to achieve their objectives.
  • Quality: Quality is our priority and built into our designs, processes and services from enquiry to finished product delivery.
  • Expertise: We offer expert product development support and the benefit of knowledge gained over decades of plastic bearing innovation

Where we are

BNL has three manufacturing sites worldwide, in the UK, Thailand and China. We also have sales and engineering offices in Knaresborough (UK), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China) and Foxboro (USA).


BNL (UK) Limited's Badges

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Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit

Event Passport

Members who have the passport badge have enhanced membership that includes the option to attend all national events. To enquire about becoming a passport member email [email protected]

Services BNL (UK) Limited Provide

We focus on providing our customers with high quality bearing designs that will achieve their desired objectives

Value Added Design

Our integrated designs add value whilst reducing component count, assembly operations and product weight, by combining multiple components and functions into a single moulded part.

Standard Products

Our range of standard plastic bearing products, including industry standard size radial bearings, thrust races, flanged bearings, conveyor system bearings, pulleys and speciality bearings made to withstand harsh chemicals and temperatures.

Conveyor Systems and Overhead Conveyors

BNL have a well-established conveyor bearing range, including skate wheels, hex-bore & round-bore end caps and sealed end caps. We are a global supplier of overhead conveyor wheels to the leading manufacturers of systems for poultry processing.

Automotive Bearings

Our plastic bearings for automotive applications such as steering columns and interior & cockpit controls, are lightweight for fuel efficiency, designed for smooth operation and offer adjustable torque to rotate according to customer requirement.

Machine Tear Down Service

BNL offer a Value Analysis and Engineering service involving the tear down of existing machines or analysis of projects work, in collaboration with our experienced product design team, to improve function, reduce costs or both.

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The BNL (UK) Limited Team

Meet Our Team

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director- Commercial, Legal and Financial
Sales & Marketing Director
Financial Director
Engineering Director

Contact Us

Manse Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 8LF
Tel: 01423 799200