Our Heritage



With over 60 years of service to Australian industry, CBC is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services.


CBC Australia Pty Ltd is Australia’s largest distributor of bearings, power transmission products, and associated technical services. We supply a wide range of bearing and power transmission products representing the world’s major brand names. CBC not only supplies a wide range of products, but we also offer top quality design, manufacturing, technical, and training services across a wide variety of industries. The industries we specialise in include, mining, automotive, farming and agriculture, food and beverage, heavy industry, light industry, special industry, earthmoving, trucking, and marine.

In 1954 CBC founder, J.J. Martin-Weber observed the lack of supply and service facilities technology in bearings and related products. In response to this demand, he formed Consolidated Bearing Company Pty Ltd, later to become CBC Australia Pty. Ltd. Throughout the following half century, CBC has developed and grown into Australia’s leading bearing and power transmission suppliers.


With a strong focus on building lasting relationships with the most highly respected and trusted brands from across the globe, CBC have successfully branched into a wide variety of industries across Australia. CBC is committed to providing our customers with cost effective, efficient, and reliable solutions for any power transmission problems. Dedicated to training knowledgeable, expert personnel and technicians, CBC offers a wide range of products and services to meet your needs.


CBC is dedicated to providing our customers with only the highest quality products and services across a wide range of industries throughout Australia. CBC has offices located all across Australia, reaching to the most remote parts of the country. No application is too big, or too small, for our qualified CBC Specialist Technicians.


With Transmission Bearing Company (TBC), CBC can provide customized engineering solutions through their Total Machine Shop capabilities. These top-quality customized engineering solutions are the most comprehensive available anywhere within Australia.


CBC’s commitment to providing the highest quality products and service has resulted in CBC forming partnerships with some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Our sole agency agreement with Rothe Erde, in place since 1966 has become pivotal to many major ventures. CBC are the principle distributors in Australia for the following manufacturers; NTN Bearings, Timken Bearings incorporating Torrington Fafnir, INA FAG Bearings, Dodge Baldor Bearings, Cooper Split Bearings, Rexnord, Falk gearboxes and couplings, David Brown couplings, Radicon Gearboxes, Regina, Hitachi,  IWIS Chain, Gates VBelt and Hose, Martin and Fenner pulleys, couplings and sprockets, Rosta tensioners, Kluber Lubrication, Transfluid Couplings, Wichita and Nexen Clutches, Twiflex and Coremo Brakes and more.


CBC have played an integral part in some of Australia’s major ventures, including the “Australian Telescope” antenna project. This partnership has become pivotal to many major ventures. Not least amongst them the “Australia Telescope” antenna project, Australia’s largest offshore and tower crane manufacturer, major mining machine OEMs, offshore technology, defense projects and major highway transport componentry distributors


Our Mission Statement:


“To be a better distributor of bearings and power transmission than any other company in the world by providing superior products and innovative service”




    • The 1950s bring increasing demand for an array of new components and technology. JJ Martin-Weber, observing the lack of available supply and service facilities to meet this demand, forms Consolidated Bearing Company Australia Pty Ltd (CBC).
  1. CBC moves from Spring Street, in Sydney’s CBD, tolarger premises in Leichhardt, in the inner west.

  2. • Ron Martin-Weber continues the task commenced by his father, JJ Martin-Weber, adding international manufacturers to the portfolio and increasing CBC’s reach
    across Australia.
    • The first branch outside of New South Wales is opened in Adelaide, South Australia, with a second branch opening soon after in Prospect. A Victorian office opens in Maidstone, before being moved to larger premises in 1964.

  3. • CBC moves its NSW head office operation to Drummoyne,
    and opens a sales office in the steel industry centre of Port

  4. CBC’s strongest and longest-running partnership with NTNCorporation of Japan is formed.

  5. CBC opens its first Queensland office in South Brisbane, with a Queensland head office in Albion.

  6. • The Rothe Erde® sole agency agreement is formed. This partnership has become pivotal to many major ventures, not least the CSIRO Australia Telescope and Australia’s largest offshore and tower crane manufacturer.
    • A third South Australian office is opened in Richmond.

    • The company expands into Newcastle, New South Wales, and a new facility is opened in Albion, Queensland.


    • Victoria’s second sales office opens at Moorabbin, following the construction of the new CBC NSW head office in Auburn, Sydney.


    • CBC commences the manufacture of bearing housings and forms Transmission Bearing Company (TBC).
    • Expansion continues, with sales outlets opened in Vermont and Thomastown, Victoria.
    • The new national headquarters open on a three-acre site in Kingsgrove, New South Wales, after a major relocation from Drummoyne.
    • The first regional outlet opens in Geelong, Victoria, followed closely by outlets in Gladstone, Queensland and Canberra, ACT.


    • CBC joins the technology revolution and upgrades to IBM System 32 computers, from a punch-card IBM 444.
    • The national headquarters at Kingsgrove are extended to 6,000m2 to house the ever-expanding stock range.
    • The decentralized computer system is upgraded with the installation of an IBM System 36, enabling national stock holding to be visible through the expanding organisation.
    • NSW operations move from Auburn to a brand-new purpose built 4000m² facility at Eastern Creek in Western Sydney.
    • A complete networked computer upgrade to IBM AS/400 forms a totally national stock-sourcing environment.


    • CBC Queensland commences supplying to PT Freeport Indonesia. This relationship will grow over the next decade and lead to Inenco’s formation of PT CBC Indonesia in 2009.
    • Power transmission products are introduced into the CBC product range to complement the strong bearing brands.
    • Another expansion is needed at Kingsgrove, and the warehouse is extended from 6,000m2 to 10,000m2 to house the 45,000 lines of stock. This expansion will allow CBC to store up to 3 million components.
    • Ron Martin-Weber appoints Mitchel Martin-Weber as Chair and CEO of the group of companies, known as Martin-Weber Holdings.
    • Martin-Weber Holdings becomes Inenco [Industrial Engineering Components] Pty Ltd, a holding company established to simplify the structure of the organisation and its numerous acquisitions – CBC Bearings is part of this group.
    • Following in the footsteps of their father, Mitchel and Karl Martin-Weber become directors of CBC. CBC Managing Director, Norm Luff, retires and Brett Bartholomew takes over as Managing Director.
    • Aubusson Bearing Centre, a long-time distributor of CBC Bearings in Dubbo is acquired. 
    • George Khoury is appointed as Managing Director of CBC.


    • Inenco acquires Motion Industries, which has a strong market position in the mining industry, in September from Wesfarmers. Their seven branches are merged into the CBC business.


    • Inenco acquires Goldfields Bearing Supplies, a one-branch operation in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, which is integrated into the CBC network.
    • Richard Jenman is appointed Managing Director of CBC.
    • A Financial Shared Services (FSS) team for CBC Accounts Payable and Receivable commences operations in Adelaide to focus on uniformity and efficiencies across the business.


    • ‘Project Align’ commences to improve customer service and sales by advancing supply chain capabilities with improved processes, information, technology and resources.


    • Inenco acquires Bearing Dynamics, a four-branch operation focused on the coal-mining sector, which is integrated into the CBC business.
    • Inenco enters a Strategic Partnership with Genuine Parts Company’s (GPC) subsidiary, Motion Industries, with a 35% shareholding. The partnership combines Inenco’s market leading technical knowledge & customer focus with Motion Industries’ international & operating expertise, benefiting CBC’s customer offering. 



    • Inenco & GPC finalised an agreement to undertake the biggest IT project the group has seen. Known as Project eVolve, work commences on the implementation of a new ERP (eCOS) across CBC.


    • CBC Penrith is the first branch to Go-Live with eCOS, the new ERP replacing IMAS.


    • Inenco and GPC’s strategic partnership evolves to a complete acquisition on 1st July 2019. This ends the Martin-Weber family’s 65 years as sole shareholders and marks an exciting future for CBC.

At CBC we:


Embrace safety, learning, innovation and collaboration


Practice leading business methods to ensure efficient procurement, warehousing and distribution of quality bearings, power transmission and associated products from world leading brands.


Provide you with access to our highly-skilled engineering services personnel to empower your business.



You can RELY on us to deliver the right product, at the right price, when you need it!

Your success is our success.

Career Opportunities

Working at CBC is not just a job, it’s a career. You are part of a unique team, enjoying the variety and challenge that comes with distribution in the industrial industry.


Our People

At CBC we are reliable, local and have a long-established tradition of customer-first thinking. We serve our customers’ needs to meet the demands of today’s evolving production environment…


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