Thordon Bearings Inc., a Thomson-Gordon Group company, is a family-owned business manufacturing high performance, oil and grease-free bearing systems, seals and other shaft line products for the global marine, clean power, pump and industrial markets.  

Thordon bearing systems offer exceptional wear life, a low coefficient of friction and can be easily machined on site. In-house design engineers consult with customers to provide innovative bearing system designs that meet or exceed the customer’s technical requirements. Thordon Bearings' engineering and quality focus has earned worldwide recognition. Quality procedures are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality System. Thordon bearing systems are proven, cost effective, environmentally positive solutions for both marine and industrial applications. Thordon bearing and seal systems are available worldwide through over 75 agents and distributors.





Mission Statement

Thordon Bearings is the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of non-polluting bearing systems in the marine and clean power generation industries worldwide.

This innovative 100 year old family business differentiates itself through its international network of exceptional agents, distributors and regional sales representatives in 90 countries, its stellar marketing support, and a driven new product development capability which introduces profitable new products in a timely manner.





Quality

Thordon Bearings' quality processes have earned worldwide recognition. Our Quality Management System is certified to the ISO 9001 standard and a major contributor to our success has always been our focus on listening to our customers, our continuous improvement efforts and precision in manufacturing - our quality team has been a powerful operational influence for over 35 years.

It is the policy of Thordon Bearings Inc. to:

  • Develop, design, manufacture and market environmentally responsible products that meet the customer’s requirements and intended use.
  • To continually improve the products as well as the processes and services used to deliver them to our customers.
  • To be recognized as providing products and service standards which lead the industry.
  • To clearly understand our customer's technical and commercial needs and to satisfy those needs with the solution best suited to them.


Health & Safety

Thodon Bearings Inc is fully committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace that complies with all applicable standards and regulations for our employees and anyone that may attend our facilities worldwide


Environment

Similar to our commitment to create environmentally friendly products, we have a similar focus in our day to day practice in our office and our plant.  Thordon strives to recycle wherever possible, we reclaim our metal scraps from machining, use energy efficient light bulbs and even accommodate employees with electric vehicles so they are able to charge them onsite.


Community

One of Thordon’s core values is the support of philanthropic initiatives in our local community such as funding scholarships for post graduate environmental engineering students at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Within our company, we offer post secondary education Memorial Scholarships for children of our employees (winners receive $2,000, all others receive $500).

Thordon Bearings donated $150,000 to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The building 730 seat main stage theatre as well as a smaller 225 seat studio theatre.  Finally, kids learning acting, singing or instrumental music have a place to perform to a large audience in Burlington. 

Thordon Bearings donates both money and time to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum where our Chairman, Sandy Thomson, volunteers as Vice Chairman of their Board; other Thordon employees also volunteer their technical abilities.

Thordon Bearings also donated $500,000 in aviation equipment and inventory to Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario as part of a corporate re-structuring where the equipment was no longer required. Thordon has held annual fundraisers for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton since 1995. Other charities we support include local hospitals (i.e. Joseph Brant in Burlington) Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, MS, and Women’s Shelters.





Board of Advisors

Anne Dean

Ms. Anne Dean

Milt Moskowitz

Mr. Milton J. Moskowitz

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Mr. Mike Watt 

Terry Foster

Mr. Terry Foster





Careers

If you are interested in a challenging career with a dynamic company in a community that offers superior quality of life apply by submitting your resume to careers





Manufacturing Locations

Exterior Shot of Burlington Office

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Exterior Shot of Poland Office

Slupsk, Poland 





News

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    Oil-to-Water Bearing Conversion Complete for Jaldhaka Stage-1 Turbine

    Jan 16, 2019
    Thordon Bearings’ Global Service & Support division completed the bearing conversion of the 10MW Francis turbine in June 2018 together with Andritz Hydro, after the existing white metal bearing was damaged due to water ingress from a faulty shaft seal. Through its regional distributor in India, Soneji Engineering, Thordon supplied a complete guide bearing package for the turbine’s 355mm (14in) diameter shaft. The scope of supply included an SXL guide bearing with tapered key set in a split stainless-steel housing, a SXL segmented radial shaft seal with split housing, a Thordon Water Quality Package (WQP) to deliver clean lubricating water to the bearing, and a comprehensive instrumentation package for monitoring bearing condition.
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    Thordon Bearings Provides New Lease on Life for Fortum Hydropower Plants

    Jan 08, 2019
    Fortum’s 10MW hydropower plant at Vassinkoski, Sweden, is now successfully operating with Thordon Bearings’ polymer SXL turbine guide bearing following the completion of the plant’s extensive renovation and recommissioning work.
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    Navenor's Bearing Problems Solved with Thordon Retrofits

    Dec 03, 2018
    Thordon Bearings has completed a range of water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations to a third salt lugger in the Salinor/Navenor fleet, following the successful retrofitting of bearings to problematic newbuilds. The salt carrier Nossa Sra. das Das Vitorias was retrofitted with Thordon’s SXL propeller shaft bearings after just three weeks of operation, while sistership Dona Zita was retrofitted with RiverTough shaft bearings and hardened steel liners in 2016.
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For Any Media Inquiries

Please contact Ms. Emma Gerard, Marketing Communications Specialist





Newsletter

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    Thordon NewsWorks 2018

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about seawater being the only commercially viable EAL, new class rules, and Thordon's SeaThigor seal.
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    Thordon NewsWorks 2016

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about changes to environmental regulations and awards, as well as successful installs of seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems and a tail shaft bearing system.
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    Thordon NewsWorks 2014

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for hydro, industrial and pump users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about rehabilitated turbine guide bearings, vertical pump bearings installed on an offshore vessel and various industrial bearing applications.
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Accessibility Standards

Thordon is committed to a multi-year accessibility plan for Ontarians with disabilities.

Our efforts to meet Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL)

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) helps protect Canadians against unwanted electronic correspondence while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.  In accordance with this legislation, Thordon Bearings acknowledges the restrictions and therefore is taking steps necessary to ensure relevant electronic communication is compliant moving forward.

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