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NTN-SNR and TotalEnergies sign strategic mobility partnerships

NTN-SNR, a  division of NTN Corporation, and TotalEnergies’  Lubricants department, a major player in the production and distribution of lubricants, are  renewing their mutual commitment by signing several strategic partnerships in the mobility sector.

Based on a long-standing professional relationship, NTN-SNR and TotalEnergies’ Lubricant  department are pooling specific expertise for the purpose of optimizing the lubrication of bearings developed to meet the challenges of new mobilities and reducing their carbon footprint. 

Within the framework of this collaboration, experts from NTN-SNR and TotalEnergies’ Lubricant Division are working on various projects, developing solutions that are more reliable, more innovative and fully consistent with the new requirements of aircraft and automotive  manufacturers. 

Technical discussions are simplified by the proximity of the two research centers in France—Annecy for  NTN-SNR and Solaize, south of Lyon, for TotalEnergies, with ease of access to testing resources and analysis and development labs. 

“In electric gear motors for vehicles, our bearings are subjected to new operational constraints  that are particularly extreme. We need to keep improving our understanding so that we can devise new protective solutions and guarantee reliability for the best cost,” said Christophe Nicot, CTO, NTN Europe.  

“For nearly a century, TotalEnergies’ Lubricants Division has been a central partner for industry  and the automotive sector. In renewing our partnership with NTN-SNR, we are offering them  innovative, high-performance products and services that comply with the most stringent certifications and standards, which will help them to reduce their carbon footprint, “ said Pierre  Duhot, TotalEnergies’ Lubricants Division‘s chief executive officer

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