Tas Bearing & Chain was established in Launceston during February 1988 to supply the Tasmanian industry with quality industrial and engineering products.
The business was originally staffed by two people. The addition of new and exciting products to an already strong base range of product has seen steady growth of the business. With this growth has been a continual increase in employment opportunities that have been offered to local Tasmanians.
In July 2001, Grant Bourke became owner of Tas Bearing & Chain. Even with the time-consuming role of owner, Grant still enjoys a close relationship with all his customers.
In 2008, Tas Bearing & Chain was opened in Hobart to service southern Tasmania with the same product range as offered by the northern store.
In 2009, Tas Bearing & Chain celebrated its 21st Birthday with both staff and customers enjoying a BBQ and drinks at each of its stores.
During 2010 our Launceston store moved premises into a purpose-built complex which is double the size of the original building with new products and services being offered.
2010 Also saw the appointment of the businesses as the distributor of SKF products throughout Tasmania. SKF are the world leader in the manufacture and design of rolling bearings and associated products.
An exciting announcement was made during 2011 with the opening of a third store in Burnie. With three stores located strategically across the State, the business is now truly State-wide. This State-wide coverage enables us to service the industry efficiently, no matter where they may be located.
With staff members totalling over 300 years of combined industry experience and the largest stock holding of our product type within Tasmania, we believe that we are able to offer the best product, service and price to our Tasmanian customers.