RHP Bearings were established in 1969 but have a history dating back over 100 years. The merger of three manufacturers (Ransome & Marles (R), Hoffman (H) and Pollard (P)) created one of the world’s leading bearing companies. Ransome & Marles, formed in Newark in 1900, soon established themselves as a world leading manufacturer of ball and roller bearings. Hoffman Bearings, established in Chelmsford in 1898 rapidly grew and gained a strong reputation for precision bearings. Pollard Bearings were formed in 1919 in Ferrybridge and is famously remembered for the invention of the self-locking nut. Then finally in 1990 NSK took overall control of RHP forming NSK-RHP Ltd now known as NSK (Europe) Ltd.