Timken Adds National Sales Inc. as Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Sales Agency in Canada

The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR) today announced that it has entered into an aftermarket sales agency agreement with National Sales Inc. (NSI) of Ontario to represent its full line of bearings and related products to Canadian heavy-duty distributors.

This new engagement will help Timken to grow its business in Canada by reaching new customers, while offering enhanced services to its existing customer base. NSI is supported by a field sales force strategically located in major Canadian cities.

NSI has relationships with the management of key Canadian aftermarket customers, including all levels of marketing and purchasing, said Jim Eady, sales manager automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets for Timken. "We believe NSI's relationships will complement our current efforts in a market where we see strong potential for growth."

Each member of NSI's management team has more than 25 years experience in the automotive and heavy-duty market segments.

NSI believes in affiliating with industry leaders. Timken's reputation for producing innovative and world-class products makes this opportunity an excellent fit for us, said Glenn Bragg, sales manager for NSI.

About National Sales Inc.

National Sales Inc. is a professional sales team that represents manufacturers in the automotive, industrial and heavy-duty truck parts industries in Canada. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, NSI was established in 1998, and currently employs representatives whose territories cover the entire country.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that enable customers to perform faster and more smoothly and efficiently. With sales of $5.0 billion in 2006, operations in 26 countries and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn for better performance.

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