HISTORY

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About

Our Heritage

 

 

The father-son partnership of JJ Martin-Weber & RJ Martin-Weber OA established Consolidated Bearing Company Pty Ltd (CBC) in 1954 when JJ observed a need for industrial supply and services after World War II. In the 1960s CBC expanded beyond NSW’s borders and commenced opening branches in strategic locations to support industry.

 

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, demand for bearings and related products accelerated. The company invested in computer technology and in upgrading properties to house the ever-expanding product range, which now included power transmission.

 

In March 2017, the company, then called Inenco Group, entered a strategic partnership with Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and its subsidiary, Motion Industries. GPC acquired a 35% shareholding in Inenco Group with the option to increase that stake to 100%.

In July 2019, the strategic partnership between Inenco & GPC evolved to a full acquisition. Inenco Group changed its name to Motion Asia Pacific in July 2020. This is the first step towards co-branding Motion Asia Pacific (Motion) with our iconic businesses, including CBC, BSC, SAECOWilson, and Hardy Spicer, and creating one great brand that is here to stay.

 

PT. CBC Indonesia (PTCBC) is a leading distributor of bearings, power transmission, and associated technical services in Indonesia. Established in 2009 and fostered from relationships established in the mid-1990s, PTCBC is a key supplier to large mining sites in Indonesia in addition to servicing other industries.

 

With operations in Jakarta, Balikpapan, Cilegon, Surabaya, Palembang and Pekanbaru, PT CBC represents world-class industrial brands across the archipelago, along with superior technical and engineering services and manufacturing capabilities.

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Our Mission Statement:

 

“To be a better distributor of bearings and power transmission than any other company in Indonesia by providing superior products and innovative service”

 

 

CBC COMPANY HISTORY

    • The 1950s bring increasing demand for an array of new components and technology. JJ Martin-Weber, observing the lack of available supply and service facilities to meet this demand, forms Consolidated Bearing Company Australia Pty Ltd (CBC).
  1. CBC moves from Spring Street, in Sydney’s CBD, tolarger premises in Leichhardt, in the inner west.

  2. • Ron Martin-Weber continues the task commenced by his father, JJ Martin-Weber, adding international manufacturers to the portfolio and increasing CBC’s reach
    across Australia.
    • The first branch outside of New South Wales is opened in Adelaide, South Australia, with a second branch opening soon after in Prospect. A Victorian office opens in Maidstone, before being moved to larger premises in 1964.

  3. • CBC moves its NSW head office operation to Drummoyne,
    and opens a sales office in the steel industry centre of Port
    Kembla.

  4. CBC’s strongest and longest-running partnership with NTNCorporation of Japan is formed.

  5. CBC opens its first Queensland office in South Brisbane, with a Queensland head office in Albion.

  6. • The Rothe Erde® sole agency agreement is formed. This partnership has become pivotal to many major ventures, not least the CSIRO Australia Telescope and Australia’s largest offshore and tower crane manufacturer.
    • A third South Australian office is opened in Richmond.

    • The company expands into Newcastle, New South Wales, and a new facility is opened in Albion, Queensland.

     

    • Victoria’s second sales office opens at Moorabbin, following the construction of the new CBC NSW head office in Auburn, Sydney.

     

    • CBC commences the manufacture of bearing housings and forms Transmission Bearing Company (TBC).
    • Expansion continues, with sales outlets opened in Vermont and Thomastown, Victoria.
    • The new national headquarters open on a three-acre site in Kingsgrove, New South Wales, after a major relocation from Drummoyne.
    • The first regional outlet opens in Geelong, Victoria, followed closely by outlets in Gladstone, Queensland and Canberra, ACT.

     

    • CBC joins the technology revolution and upgrades to IBM System 32 computers, from a punch-card IBM 444.
    • The national headquarters at Kingsgrove are extended to 6,000m2 to house the ever-expanding stock range.
    • The decentralized computer system is upgraded with the installation of an IBM System 36, enabling national stock holding to be visible through the expanding organisation.
    • NSW operations move from Auburn to a brand-new purpose built 4000m² facility at Eastern Creek in Western Sydney.
    • A complete networked computer upgrade to IBM AS/400 forms a totally national stock-sourcing environment.

     

    • CBC Queensland commences supplying to PT Freeport Indonesia. This relationship will grow over the next decade and lead to Inenco’s formation of PT CBC Indonesia in 2009.
    • Power transmission products are introduced into the CBC product range to complement the strong bearing brands.
    • Another expansion is needed at Kingsgrove, and the warehouse is extended from 6,000m2 to 10,000m2 to house the 45,000 lines of stock. This expansion will allow CBC to store up to 3 million components.
    • Ron Martin-Weber appoints Mitchel Martin-Weber as Chair and CEO of the group of companies, known as Martin-Weber Holdings.
    • Martin-Weber Holdings becomes Inenco [Industrial Engineering Components] Pty Ltd, a holding company established to simplify the structure of the organisation and its numerous acquisitions – CBC Bearings is part of this group.
    • Following in the footsteps of their father, Mitchel and Karl Martin-Weber become directors of CBC. CBC Managing Director, Norm Luff, retires and Brett Bartholomew takes over as Managing Director.
    • Aubusson Bearing Centre, a long-time distributor of CBC Bearings in Dubbo is acquired. 
    • George Khoury is appointed as Managing Director of CBC.

     

    • Inenco acquires Motion Industries, which has a strong market position in the mining industry, in September from Wesfarmers. Their seven branches are merged into the CBC business.

     

    • Inenco acquires Goldfields Bearing Supplies, a one-branch operation in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, which is integrated into the CBC network.
    • Richard Jenman is appointed Managing Director of CBC.
    • A Financial Shared Services (FSS) team for CBC Accounts Payable and Receivable commences operations in Adelaide to focus on uniformity and efficiencies across the business.

     

    • ‘Project Align’ commences to improve customer service and sales by advancing supply chain capabilities with improved processes, information, technology and resources.

     

    • Inenco acquires Bearing Dynamics, a four-branch operation focused on the coal-mining sector, which is integrated into the CBC business.
    • Inenco enters a Strategic Partnership with Genuine Parts Company’s (GPC) subsidiary, Motion Industries, with a 35% shareholding. The partnership combines Inenco’s market leading technical knowledge & customer focus with Motion Industries’ international & operating expertise, benefiting CBC’s customer offering. 

     

     

    • Inenco & GPC finalised an agreement to undertake the biggest IT project the group has seen. Known as Project eVolve, work commences on the implementation of a new ERP (eCOS) across CBC.

     

    • CBC Penrith is the first branch to Go-Live with eCOS, the new ERP replacing IMAS.

     

    • Inenco and GPC’s strategic partnership evolves to a complete acquisition on 1st July 2019. This ends the Martin-Weber family’s 65 years as sole shareholders and marks an exciting future for CBC.

Our Purpose & Values

 

PT CBC Indonesia exists to keep our customer’s plant and equipment operating in an efficient and sustainable way.

SAFETY

We focus on safe work practices and act safely at all times.

PEOPLE

We embrace diversity and help our people to grow through leadership, learning and a commitment to continuous improvement.

INTEGRITY

We are ethical and can be trusted and relied upon to do what we say we will do.

SERVICE

We deliver Responsive, Efficient, Local, ‘Yes Can Do’ service.

COMMUNITY

We care for our environment and work collaboratively with all stakeholders: people, customers, suppliers, and the wider community.

You can RELY on us to deliver the right product, at the right price, when you need it!

Your success is our success.

Welcoming The New Normal.

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