Weimer Bearing History


A nationally recognized and accomplished engineer in his day, Hugo Weimer ventured out in the Hugo W. WeimerMilwaukee area in the early 1920's and formed an engineering design firm.  The firm specialized in the V-belt drive system, of which Mr. Weimer had been integral in its invention and design.

In 1926, Mr. Weimer began the distribution and manufacturing of power transmission components for industrial customers in the Greater Milwaukee area. The business thrived, and Mr. Weimer was joined by Frank Stangl, as well as Mr. Weimer’s daughter, Jane. The business was officially incorporated as the H.W. Weimer Company.  

In 1983, under the leadership of the Stangl family, the company name was changed to Weimer Bearing & Transmission, to reflect a growing involvement in both power transmission and bearing technology.

Responding to our customers' unique needs through the years, we now have several sister companies under the "Weimer Industries" umbrella of companies:


  • Wisconsin Stamping and Manufacturing - Manufacturer of precision tubular stampings, Raschig Rings and machined components
  • DexM/Wire & Metal Specialties - Manufacturer of wire forms, stampings, weldments and metal components
  • Raffel Systems - Manufacturer and designer of electronic control systems
  • WorldSource - Provider of full fastener procurement and supply chain services
  • Northern Industrial Supply (NIS) - Bearings, Power Transmission and Industrial Supplies
  • Rubber & Power of Michigan (RPM) - Conveyor Belt Fabrications, Bearings and Power Transmission
  • Fluid Control Products (FCP) - Air, Hydraulic and Electrical Equipment
  • Standard Bearings (SBC) - Bearings and Power Transmission

Throughout our growth, Weimer's commitment to total quality has been steadfast. In 1994, Weimer Bearing & Transmission achieved ISO 9002 certification, and has subsequently been recertified every year since.

Weimer's commitment to quality in employees has never wavered.  Always looking to the future, the company continues to recruit, hire, and train the very best and most qualified employees in the industry.  Our management team continues to be actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company, with service to customers and employees, and support of our valued supplier partners being our top priorities.

With the massive consolidation in the power transmission distribution industry, Weimer Bearing is positioned today as one of the last privately-held and consistently family-owned business of its type. To maintain this position, we've steadily added new and innovative products to our offering, as well as new locations. Weimer is now heavily involved in motion control, pneumatic and linear products, electrical and electronic systems, along with specialty packaging, manufacturing and other customized industrial services. We have also expanded into other geographies, with branches in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.  As a founding member of the Independent Distributor's Cooperative (IDC-1988), Weimer has 2 national distribution centers in Indianapolis and Reno with the full buying power and recognition as the 3rd largest power transmission distribution entity in the United States, while still retaining family ownership and local flexibility -- both key attributes to properly servicing both OEM and MRO industrial customers.

"The future is bright for Weimer Bearing & Transmission.  We will continue to grow and adapt with the changing needs of our customer base. We are firmly committed to excellence and professionalism in all facets of our business. Our growth and expansion plans are unlimited, and we intend to continue our mission of being the finest in our industry." 

- Richard Stangl, CEO (1980-2014)

"My father said that several years ago, and his words still ring true for us. While our customer base grows and customer needs change, Weimer's commitment to excellence and professionalism is unwavering."

- Frank Stangl, President

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