The story of Vesconite goes right back to 1968, when founder and chemical
engineer Alain Leger began researching the potential for polymer bearing materials in ultra-deep gold mines of South Africa – a notoriously harsh environment characterised by extreme dirt and wetness. 

Founded in 1958, Vesconite Bearings is a world-leading manufacturer of low-friction, low-wear polymer bearing materials for a wide range of industries. These include the pump, agriculture, railways, mining, heavy-transport, hydro, renewable-energy, earthmoving, marine and construction industries.


The Vesconite Bearings factory spans 20,000 m2  and features advanced extrusion, injection-moulding and CNC machining facilities. Both standard stock (rods, bushings and plates) and high-quality finished parts are produced. The company is ISO 9001:2016 certified