Founded in 1920 and still owned by the same family, Pioneer has a tradition of excellence, stability, and customer service.
Our mission is to provide OEMs and end users with the optimum solutions to their bearing requirements, on time and within budget.
Pioneer offers expert engineering services. Our engineers have “seen it all” and can work with you to design efficient and cost effective solutions to your bearing problems. Among our many accomplishments, we invented and hold the patent on the Fluid Pivot® tilting pad journal bearing.
We manufacture new radial and thrust bearings and seals for OEMs both to our customers’ designs and those of our own.
Most importantly we can provide you with peace of mind. When you work with Pioneer you can rest assured that your order is what you want, will do what you want, be delivered when you want it, and be within budget.
Pioneer Helps Make Large Rotating Equipment More Reliable and Efficient
Pioneer is a leading supplier of solutions for electric power with more than 40 years experience in electric utility industries including – fossil fuel, hydroelectric, and nuclear power.
Our products can be found all over the globe. As the demand for electric power increases around the world, so too do our activities. Pioneer has worked with electric utilities in the United States, Canada, South Korea, South America, and Scandinavia.
In just the past four years, we have manufactured and repaired over 1,500 large steam, gas and hydroelectric turbine and generator radial and thrust bearings for the industrial power generation market and many smaller bearings found in associated equipment at power plants of all kinds.
Our engineering, manufacturing and repair experience range from the largest turbine and generator bearings operating in nuclear stations to vertical guide journal and tilting pad thrust bearing assemblies and runners that support loads in excess of 2,000,000 pounds in very large hydroelectric plants.
We provide engineering support, technical services and training on site at power plants, serving as bearing specialists, assisting OEM and/or power plant technical personnel.
Today we remain qualified suppliers to most of the most largest OEMs in the global power generation market: