In 1970, the late Shri V. P. Patel founded the company VBW, for the manufacturing of bronze casting and bronze bearings for agricultural machines. The success of VBW led to the formation of its affiliate company, IBW. With IBW, Patel expanded into the industrial and marine engineering sectors, supplying tin-based Babbitt bearings and bushing for industrial, marine and agricultural engines.
With two companies already running successfully, the Patel family decided to further solidify their presence in the manufacturing industry. In 1990, with only eight employees and 700 square metres of space, they opened a fully-automatic plant for the production of custom-made bi-metallic bearings and bushing. This company was known as Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd. The raw materials unit for Hi-bond Bearings was christened Hi-bond Strips Pvt. Ltd.
Now, with over a 100 employees, and a 2,400 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Rajkot, Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd has established itself as a leading producer of thin-walled and thick-walled bi-metal and tri-metal bearings, bushings, and thrust washers. These products are used for a variety of products – cars, trucks, tractors and other automobiles; compressors, gas turbines, earth movers, pumps, agricultural engines, diesel engines, railway engines, marine, and other heavy-duty engines. The production of consistently high quality materials, on-time delivery, affordable pricing, and a robust sales network has made Hi-bond an internationally recognisable name in over 30 countries, including the UK, Europe, North and South America, the Middle-east, Far-east, Asia Pacific and Russia.
The story of Hi-bond is the story of success through tireless dedication and excellence. Over 30 years of experience has paved the way to the leading position Hi-bond commands in the manufacturing market today. Hi-bond an ISO 9001-2008 Certified (by German Independent Testing Lab TUV) company, that runs like a well-oiled machine, delivering perfection and precision in manufacturing. Hi-bond Bearings Pvt. Ltd will continue to innovate and push the boundaries of bi-metal and tri-metal manufacturing to deliver the very best for their ever-expanding roster of clients.