Harold J. Ritter Company was founded in 1946 by Harold J. Ritter to help manage the product surplus of bearings in the industry. In 1998, the company name was changed to Ritbearing Corporation to better reflect the company’s expertise and interests. Following the passing of former President Peter Lambo, Chris Wilson became President in 2019.
Who We Serve
We work with industrial distributors, OEMs, and wholesalers to provide high quality, custom bearings and bearing solutions.
We have customers in industries including:
- Food Processing
- Machine Tool
- Oil & Gas
- Material Handling
- Packing Machinery
- Pumps & Compressors
- Steel Mill
- Wind Energy
- Agricultural Equipment
- Electric Motor
- Gearbox and Industrial Clutch
- Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
- Power Tools
Our customers are comprised of industrial distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and wholesalers throughout North America. Ritbearing’s manufacturer network consists of bearing manufacturing plants located in Japan, China, and throughout Europe. We also maintain facilities in Georgia, Ohio, and California to better serve our customers in the United States. Ritbearing’s extensive network of manufacturers ensures quick delivery times and minimized supply chain issues.
Our Products and Services
Ritbearing became an employee-owned company in 2006 and takes pride in employee experience and expertise in bearing distributor sales, application engineering, and procurement.
Ritbearing is the premier wholesaler and distributor of ball and roller bearings. Each manufacturer that is represented undergoes a quality and identification process to ensure their products meet our customer’s standards and industry requirements.
Our goal is to offer high quality, cost effective specialty bearings and bearing solutions to customers.
Custom bearings are provided to our customers in each manufacturer’s box. Customers are provided with the opportunity to audit and review each factory as they desire. We have nothing to hide at Ritbearing. The product quality of our bearing manufacturers speaks for itself.
Harold J. Ritter Company is established by former Norma Hoffman President Harold J. Ritter in Stamford, CT to deal in surplus bearing trade.
Paul Lelong purchases Harold J. Ritter Company. Company is relocated to White Plains, NY.
White Plains, NY location is closed and sales office/warehouse is placed in Elmsford, NY. Past owner Harold J. Ritter passes away.
Sales office/warehouse in Yorba Linda, CA is established.
Company directive is changed to purchasing new product directly from overseas factories. Begins purchasing from ORS Bearings in Turkey.
Begins purchasing directly from factories in Japan and in China. Begins purchasing directly from IJK Japan.
Ritbearing begins purchasing directly from SMT Japan and JNS Japan.
Acquires CN Precision Bearings Inc. and establishes sales office/warehouse location in Berea, OH.
Company name is changed to Ritbearing Corp and a location is established in NY.
Peter Lambo becomes President.
Elmsford, NY office is closed and moved to Covington, GA. Addition of Ritbearing Corp. Texas sales office/warehouse is created.
Ritbearing purchases directly from URB Group in Barlad, Romania.
Texas sales office/warehouse is closed. Sales office/warehouse in Yorba Linda, CA is closed and a new sales office/warehouse is opened in Temecula, CA.
Ritbearing Corp. becomes an ESOP company.
Ritbearing begins purchasing directly from S4M/ LI-BE Italy.
Ritbearing begins purchasing directly from RKB Switzerland.
Ritbearing Corp. adds Slim Section Bearing manufacturing division in Chino, CA.
Owner Paul Lelong passes away.
Chris Wilson becomes President.
Ritbearing moves Temecula location to Corona, CA.