Bearing & Drive Systems (BDS) was founded in 1983 by Steve Sivo, with the vision of becoming a premiere source of bearing and transmission products to the global market.

  Today, we have one of the largest inventories in North America, and serve customers in over 20 countries. 

At BDS, we sell to distribution only
no end user sales.  

We want your business, not your customers.
This has been our policy and promise for over 35 years.

BDS is an ISO 9001-2015 Certified company

Services We Offer


BDS has the largest bearing inventory in North America.
Our massive inventory, combined with an experienced sales staff, is ready to help you fill your orders today with everything from the most common ball bearing to an obsolete special bearing that your customer needs.

Global Sourcing
BDS can source parts through our GSN - Global Sourcing Network.
BDS handles all import documentation, and puts every part sourced through our 24-point inspection to guarantee authenticity and to protect you from an inferior product.

Through our sister company, BMC, BDS can offer bearing manufacturing, modification, and repair services to our customers. BMC is an authorized repair and modification facility for several major manufacturers, upholding industry standards in all of their finished products.
Clean Room
BDS is proud to offer the relubricating services of our Class 1000, ISO 9001-2015 Certified White Room.
With over 200 types of oils and grease in stock, we can serve many industries and applications – from aircraft to food to high and low temperature.

BDS stocks full lines of Rockwell 60 case-hardened shafting, as well as 1045 Turned, Ground, and Polished carbon steel shafting. All items are made in the USA, from US steel, and can be custom cut to meet your requirements.

After Hours
We realize that breakdowns don’t stop at 5 o’clock.
In addition of our extended hours, from 7 AM to 6 PM EST, BDS has a 24-7 after hours service. Call us anytime, day or night, and a sales representative will get back to you to help you meet your customer’s needs.


BDS can take the hassle out of excess or slow moving inventory, we will work directly with your branch or customer to purchase your customers excess bearings and PT.
We can quote a price from a prepared listing, conduct an onsite visual survey or have the material shipped to us for evaluation. As an added bonus we pay for and arrange pickup.
When inventory reduction is a goal, BDS can help.


Over 50% of our shipments are dropped shipped to our distributor partners customers.
We can use your packing slip and replace our company name with yours on the shipping label for blind shipments.
We can also handle all customs documentation to insure quick and timely delivery for international shipments.
BDS has late pickups with all the major shipping companies to get the parts you need shipped the same day.


Every part we sell is individually inspected, re-greased if needed and always get a fresh coat of rust preventive before shipping. We try and use OEM packaging when possible. If the product must be re-boxed, we re-box in our boxes with labels that identify the part number and manufacture. For larger items we custom make wooden crates to keep the product safe during transport. Large bearings are always tire wrapped before shipping. We take these extra steps to make sure our customers are never hit with any surprises and received what they ordered.





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We strive for Quality, Dependability, and Accountability.

We stand behind our service each and every day.

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Customer required 71437 90085

No stock at factory or branches. BDS had stock on the components. Utilizing BMC, we were able to have the spacer ground to the correct end play, making a complete assembly. After parts were inspected and approved, we drop-shipped direct to the customer Next Day Air Saturday Delivery, using a customer packing slip.

Customer required CB22440H

No stock at factory or branches. Customer could not wait for manufacturer lead time. Using separate components, BDS was able to build the parts needed. We shipped to the branch, same day, for customer pick-up.

Customer required 241/710 BK30MB H44SA

No stock at factory or branches. Manufacturer had a 6 month lead time. BDS did not have stock, but utilized our Global Sourcing Network (GSN) in order to find the part. Handling all shipping details, we had the part brought into our facility to undergo our 24 point inspection for authentication. Once the part passed, we sent it to BMC to be modified to the correct clearance. All work was completed, and this bearing was drop-shipped directly to paper mill, using a customer packing slip. We saved the customer 5 months on delivery, preventing any costly downtime.

Customer required 5215CFF w/ H501 Grease

No immediate stock at factory or at branches. BDS had the part in stock. We were able to relubricate the bearings to the customer's specifications in our Class 1000 White Room. Once the relube was complete, we shipped this direct to the customer, using a customer packing slip.

Customer required I28817MC08W596

Manufacturer obsoleted part, no stock at factory. BDS had stock on the part and was able to drop-ship it directly to the customer, using a customer packing slip.

Customer required MM9310WI2HQUH

No stock at factory or branch. BDS had stock on universal pairs. We were able to send these to BMC, and have them grind them into quad sets. The modification was completed same day, and BDS drop-shipped directly to the customer, Next Day Air, using a customer packing slip.





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We value our customers at BDS and work very hard to provide you with total satisfaction.

Please let us know if there is anything BDS can do for you!

Regular hours 6:30AM - 6PM
After hours – Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Bearing & Drive Systems
14888 Foltz Parkway
Strongsville, Ohio 44149
Phone:    1-800-772-2479
Local:      440-846-9700
Fax:         440-846-5560
Email:     Sales@bdsbearing.com
Email:     Buybacks@bdsbearing.com
Email:     Accounting@bdsbearing.com

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