Minsk Bearing Plant is a cutting-edge, hi-tech, customer-oriented, bearing design and manufacturing company. MPZ is one of biggest enterprises in Belarus and leading bearing manufacturer in Eastern Europe and CIS countries. The plant was established in 1948. Workers' amount - more than 3 thousand people. Total production area - more than 380000m². Bearings' range under MPZ brand - over 600 models with bearing diameter from miniature 10 mm weighting 19 grams to 880 kg giants with 980 mm diameter. Minsk Bearing Plant produces approx. 70% of bearings' design groups which could be found in bearing catalogues over the world. MPZ production output is over 5,000,000 units annually. During last 10 years 40 % of factory nomenclature has been updated. Production and sales program basis of MPZ - Double-row Spherical Roller bearings which portion around 65% in general sales and about 90% in export. Today Minsk Bearing Plant exports production to more than 24 countries. Main consumers of bearings - machine-build engineering, mining, metallurgy, energy, construction, oil-gas, defence industries. New developments of MPZ are unique and have no analogues in the world, this enables the company to be at top of the world's leading bearing manufacturers and to be tough competitor in the bearing market. MPZ spherical roller bearings in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia (KSA), Iraq, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Jordan, South African Republic (SAR), Oman, Qatar. Spherical roller bearings are intended for accommodation of radial load, but they simultaneously can accommodate axial load, acting in both directions and not exceeding 25% of unused permissible value of radial load. They are self-aligning bearings and they are able to compensate considerable misalignment, caused by shaft deflection under load and technical errors during the machining of seatings, or unit assembling. Bearings performance is kept when misalignment of the inner ring axes relative to the outer ring axes is about two degrees. They fixshaft in both sides of axial direction within existing axial clearances. Bearings are made with asymmetric and symmetric rollers with cylindrical and tapered bore of inner ring, with adapter and withdrawal sleeves. Bearings are used in support of units and mechanisms, where large radial loads take place and where misalignment of the seatings is inevitable. They are applied in powerful pumps, fans, gearboxes, as well as in sawing machines, propeller shafts and rolling mills.