Intech Bearing Celebrates 32 Years; Launches New Website & “Ballsy” Promotions

HOUSTON, TEXAS – 03 June, 2016 – “Ball bearings make the world go around,” says Steve Kroll, aka “The Bearing Man,” and president of Houston-based Intech Bearing. “Even the simplest of machines use ball bearings. You’ll find them in everything from refrigerators to rockets. That’s why the first action in every serious military conflict is to destroy the bearing factories; without bearings, everything comes to a halt,” adds Kroll.

Just one small worn bearing can stop production in businesses big and small. To keep this from happening, companies across the globe in industries ranging from manufacturers of automatic milking machines to CNC (computerized numerical control) repair shops have relied on Intech Bearing to keep them moving for the past 32 years.

Located in Houston, Texas, Intech Bearing stocks ball bearings, roller bearings, plain bearings, mounted bearings, oil seals and accessories, roller chains, v-belts, couplings, retaining rings, keystock, shaft collars, chain tensioners and more.

Intech carries major brands like SKF and RBC as well as lesser-known bargain brands, such as ORS and KYK, which have been especially popular given the current challenging economic climate.

Intech’s inside sales team has well deserved reputation for their expertise in identifying even the most worn machine parts so they can be replaced.

“We love a good part identification challenge, like when the only clue is a bent and burned retainer,” said Kroll.

To celebrate three decades in business, Intech Bearing launched a new searchable website containing thousands of parts, complete with drawings or illustrations and specifications. The website also includes educational videos, such as the proper way to measure a ball bearing.

Intech offers quantity price breaks storewide on as few as 10 items. Customers can mix and match multiple sizes to qualify for the bulk discount. The company also offers free shipping on orders over $75. Ninety plus percent of all orders ship within one business day.

Kroll, a fine artist in his spare time, drew Intech’s mascot, Ballsy, a human skull with intricate sketches of ball bearings for brains. The mascot is featured on all of Intech’s promotional items, including t-shirts, mouse pads, acrylic tumblers and sunshades. Customers receive the promotional items with qualifying orders, often just $25 or more.

“Ballsy (Intech’s mascot) is 100% gear head and I am too,” said Kroll. “In fact, if you could see into my head, you’d see the gears are always turning. After almost 40 years in the bearing business, I am Ballsy,” Kroll added.


Established in 1984, Intech Bearing Inc. is located at 4955 Gulf Freeway (Feeder Road), Houston, Texas USA 77023 in a 2,500,000 sq. ft. distribution complex. Located only 4 miles from Hobby airport and 2 miles from the downtown, Intech Bearing is conveniently located to serve local and international customers. Intech is open 8am-5pm CST, M-F; the online store is open 24/7.

Contact Intech Bearing at 800.327.7424, 713.926.1136, or

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