United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd
Plymbridge Road, Estover
Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LH

The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd


The Barden Corporation is a world leader in both the design and manufacture of super precision ball bearings for safety-critical and harsh environment applications in a broad range of market sectors, from aerospace bearings to high performance machine tools. 


Barden bearings are produced using advanced technology to the highest standards available. That's why company's bearings are used in virtually every sector of industry where there is a need to meet critical tolerances, high speeds and reliable performance under the most demanding operating conditions.


Barden operates from a purpose-built facility in Plymouth on the South West Coast of the UK. Continual investment into state-of-the-art production technology make it one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world. Recent enhancements to the manufacturing equipment at Barden has supported the introduction of new bearing types - including cylindrical roller bearings - and has also increased the company's capacity for small batch production. 


Quality is an essential element of the Barden service and is applied to every stage of the business. All Barden ball bearings can meet ISO P4/P2 (ABEC 7/9) measures if specified and will usually exceed them. 


Barden's facilities are certified to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and the company has received numerous awards and accolades from both customers and suppliers. Full traceability can be offered on Barden aerospace bearings and the plant is certified to aerospace standards AS9100 and AS9120.

Manufacturer of Armaments
Parent/ Major Shareholders

Barden is a member of the multinational Schaeffler Group, which specialises in bearing technologies and precision products for aerospace, industrial plant and automotive industries.

Business Units/ Subsidiaries

The company's activities are supported by sister sites, The Barden Corporation (US) based in Danbury, USA, and the Winsted Precision Ball Company in Connecticut, USA.