The Leading Plain Bearings Supplier and Bespoke Bearings Manufacturer

Bowman International is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of plain bearings and sintered parts and holds one of the largest stocks of plain bearings in the world. Bowman International is also the sole supplier of the original and genuine Oilite® bearings in the UK and Europe.

Combining technical expertise with unrivalled product know-how and availability, Bowman has over 7000 types and sizes of bearings in stock including the BowMet®, Oilite® and WM ranges. They specialise in plain bearings, providing customers of all sizes, from SME’s to large multinational corporations, with the mass-market and specialist products that they need to meet their individual requirements.

With over 40 years’ experience within the industry, Bowman has supplied bearings and sintered components for some of the most prestigious projects and products in the world, as well as innovative, specialist solutions to meet even the smallest of bespoke orders.


Bowman offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for all applications, with metric and imperial sizes from stock – all supported by Bowman’s technical expertise and commitment to customer service excellence.

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