About Us

ARVIS – The Early Days
Founded in January 1981 by two engineers, Bernard Warren and John Wright, both of whom had gained experience in the manufacture of plain bearings and bearing housings with a previous company. The 850 square foot factory the company started in was so cramped for space, it had to be unpacked every morning and everything put on the car park outside before production could begin, then it all had to be carried back inside again at the end of the day.

The years have seen a steady growth from £150000 in the first year to a target of a million in the year 2000. Now the company operates from a prestigious 7000 square foot building and a group of directors share control. The workforce of 12 has accumulated nearly 200 years of bearing experience.

The company has built an outstanding reputation for quality and reliability and includes most of the worlds leading bearing manufacturers in their list of satisfied customers. These and all the U.K. bearing distributors account for the major portion of business and in recent years the export arm of the business has increased dramatically and ARVIS bearings and housings can now be found around the globe. ARVIS’s strength lies in its ability to understand their customer’s needs, translate them to drawings and produce the goods of the right quality – ON TIME. Latest technology is also employed and training conducted to recognized standards to ensure that the company maintains its competitive advantage.

All this is made possible by the staff’s enthusiastic attention to detail and the use of up-to-the minute technology in processing the order, producing the quality components, and proving that they are correct before delivery..

Stock products are stored to allow rapid response delivery of solid and split plain self-aligning bearings, split brass rigids, steel self lube bearings, plain hanger bearings and steel plummer blocks for rolling contact bearings. Specials can also be supplied very quickly and the use of the finite scheduling software ensures that delivery requirements are achieved.

Specials can be produced with minimum lead times due to company structure and organisation. If the item can be identified or drawings are available the sales team will endeavor to provide quotations on the same day as the enquiry.

A design service is available for non-standard products. The latest computer aided design software is used to enable accurate drawings to be produced quickly and efficiently. Due to the background and extensive knowledge of the trade, it is often possible to supply a proposal design and quotation in one working day. Upon approval these can immediately be used for production.

All components are manufactured under a quality system approved by BSI in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 to ensure that they meet customer requirements.