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AIP from NSK offers industrial bearing engineering services and bearing maintenance

Because Efficiency is Everything, Improvement Pays.

AIP NSKs powerful hands-on sales toolkit – offers a wide range of NSK bearing engineering and service solutions to add value to end user customers. By improving their machine reliability, technical knowledge and overall profitability, we help reducing their total cost of ownership.

With AIP, NSK can make our customers' operations and bearing maintenance processes more efficient and therefore more profitable, saving them money at every step of the process and enabling them to remain market competitive in their respective industries.


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The AIP programme is set up in five steps which are called the Value Cycle:

  • Step 1 – Evaluation:

Our NSK experts visit your sites to collect relevant data and understand your challenges.

  • Step 2 – Recommendation:

Our NSK experts take learnings, their knowledge and experience to propose a solution, including anticipated savings for the customer.

  • Step 3 – Implementation:

We can assist with the installation and the testing of our recommended solution and further refine it for improved operation where appropriate.

  • Step 4 – Validation:

We monitor the performance to make sure that the anticipated results are being delivered.

  • Step 5 – Extension:

After the successful implementation, we collate data, share best practices and look to expand the service to new applications.

NSK not only offers the right products but also a comprehensive Service Offering to improve efficiency and competitiveness. The AIP services are based on best practice and can be easily applied to your applications and processes. Your NSK expert advises you on measures which can be deducted from the analysis results and supports you in the implementation process.



  • Stores survey
  • Workshop survey
  • Process map
  • Bearing cross-referencing                     >>


  • Application reviews
  • Machine design support
  • OEM part conversion
  • Diagnostics                                                  >>


  • Product training
  • Application of NSK bearings
  • AIP training
  • Industry-specific training                         >>


  • Bearing condition analysis
  • Failed bearing analysis
  • Lubrication analysis
  • Material and dimensional analysis       >>

The world is changing rapidly whilst our Distributor Partners have to identify new markets, work more efficient and differentiate in their markets. Our Added Value Programme AIP is a powerful tool to support our Distributor Partners on their journey through:

  • More insightful conversations
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills development
  • Increased profitability
  • Stronger partnerships and long-term security
  • A “future-proofed” business model

AIP - Improvement pays for Distributors

Because Efficiency Is Everything: Improvement Pays

With AIP the end user can benefit from customised solutions identifying and quantifying improvements and savings through:

  • Increased efficiency, effectiveness and reliability
  • Maximising productivity
  • Enhanced safety
  • Better skilled personnel
  • Optimised inventory, releasing working capital
  • Added value improvements
  • An end-to-end service delivering success
  • Reducing the total cost of ownership

AIP - Improvement pays for End Users

Because Efficiency Is Everything: Improvement Pays

NSK’s worldwide expertise covers many industries and sectors.
Our best practice success stories can serve as inspiration for developing efficient, profitable processes of your own.

Find out how much money we have saved our customers and click below for best practice examples from a range of sectors: Success Stories references

Calculating cost savings and comparing cost and benefit are two important elements of NSK’s Added Value Programme AIP. These tools help you identifying how to improve performance, increase reliability and ultimately enhance profitability.

Click on the following links to access the tools:  

NSK Cost Saver

NSK Cost Saver

The Cost Saver tool helps to identify all bearing related costs now and with an improved NSK solution in order to compare and calculate the total cost saving.

NSK Cost-Benefit Analysis

NSK Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Cost-Benefit Analysis looks at the total maintenance costs of a machine and calculates a break-even point for implementing a new bearing solution. This allows understanding when a machine with a new solution achieves the pay back point and starts to reduce overall maintenance costs. 

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