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 ). Our bearings have proved its mettle by operating in the toughest conditions ranging from the arctic to the tropics, in shallow waters as well as high seas.
Our range of bearings includes metal shell and non metal shell (Hard Composite) with or without flange with 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).
Our bearings are scientifically designed and manufactured by adept professionals; using premium grade material and skilled workmanship. Further General Metals & Polymers is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization. Our state of the art manufacturing facility at Vasai in India is equipped with moulding presses, turning and grinding machines that support us in manufacturing bearings in bulk quantity.
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.
With a pristine track record 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 are Urantia Suminsitros (USA), BT-Marine (UK), Biwater (UK), BT-Marine (Netherlands), Hellenic Propellers (Greece), Caves Engineering (Australia) Teignbridge (UAE), 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) etc.