GMP began it journey of excellence by developing and manufacturing marine Cutlass bearings for the Indian navy in 1979. Since then we have grown to become one the world’s leading manufacturer and exporter of Water Lubricated Rubber Bearings / Cutlass Rubber Bearings.
With our expertise in Tribology of rubber and metal, we now design and develop water lubricated / cutlass bearings for special applications and highly demanding environments like deep-sea submersibles, shaft bearings for new generation electric propulsion systems and special industrial applications like bearings for ceramic shaft sleeves, etc.
With continuing research and advancements in product technology, our bearings now exceed US Navy specifications in critical parameters like Tensile strength, elongation and bond strength.
GMP bearings are made to the highest quality standards, in materials, workmanship and dimensional accuracy (Clearance and tolerance is as per U.S. Navy Standard, BuShips plan number 810-1385664 for marine bearings) and as per client specifications for industrial bearings. For over 35 years, our bearings have proved its mettle by operating in the toughest industrial environments and marine conditions ranging from the arctic to the tropics, in shallow waters as well as high seas.
Our range of cutlass bearings includes metal shell and nonmetal shell (Hard Composite) with or without flange, inner rubber lining in Nitrile, Neoprene, etc. Our products find usage in vertical pumps and marine industry for propeller shaft stern tubes and rudder bearings. Our bearings cover a wide range of shaft diameters from 22mm to 400mm. (Bespoke sizes can also be made on request).
All GMP bearings are scientifically designed and engineered by experts in tribology; (the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion for friction, lubrication and wear), manufactured using premium grade material, and skilled workmanship. We conduct physical & chemical test of rubber and metals before manufacturing and dimensional accuracy check of every finished bearing before dispatch. Testing and quality control is conducted at our lab equipped for tensile testing, elongation testing, abrasion testing, friction testing, coefficient of thermal expansion and swell testing.
General Metals & Polymers is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, our state of the art manufacturing facility at Vasai in India is equipped with molding presses, turning, grinding machines that support us in manufacturing bearings in bulk quantities. With a pristine record of accomplishment for high quality and on time delivery, we have garnered a vast customer pool across the markets of USA, Europe, Middle East, India and Indian Subcontinent.
Some of our clients :
Urantia Suminsitros (USA), BT-Marine (UK), Biwater (UK), BT-Marine (Netherlands), Hellenic Propellers (Greece), Caves Engineering (Australia), Expert United (UAE), Tamkeen Indl (Saudi Arabia)
Power Companies : Tata Power, Reliance Energy, Adani Power, JSW Power, Jaypee Power, NTPC, etc.
Pump manufacturers such as BHEL, Clyde Union, WEIR, Voltas, Flowserve (Peru), Sterling Pumps (Australia) K. Stamatiadis (Greece) etc.
Quality is what drives us at GMP, every employee at every level is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards. With a cumulative experience of over half, a million man-hours in manufacturing Cutlass Bearings/Water Lubricated Bearings and spanning a period of over 35 years. GMP has the best and most experienced team in the business.Team GMP is made up of:
Our manufacturing facility is located in Vasai, just outside Mumbai city (India’s financial capital). This facility is equipped with the latest foundry equipments, rubber processing machines, moulding presses, curing ovens, turning machines and grinding machines. All our production processes are done in-house enabling us to maintain a tight check on quality.The factory consists of the following departments:
GMP has the only one of its kind laboratory in the country equipped with the best rubber testing equipments. Our laboratory is equipped with tensile tester, abrasion tester, co efficient of friction tester, hot air oven, exact compression thickness gauge, compression test apparatus, specific gravity balance, muffle furnace, rubber elongation tester and co efficient of thermal expansion test apparatus.
We are proud to have been audited and certified by an independent ISO 9001:2015 registrar; This certification establishes that GMP products are produced using a quality management system that meets internationally recognized standards.
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