Monday, 29 February 2016

Schaeffer McLean - Skateboarding in Barcelona

Check out the latest vid from Schaeffer Mclean - the king of skateboarding cool - & the super-cute pooch taking a taster of his board (& our SMB Bearings stickers!) at 1:12 minutes... 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Happy Chinese New Year 2016!!

All of us at SMB Bearings Ltd wish our friends & colleagues in China a very Happy New Year 2016!

The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month.
This year it's the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle (the next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028).

The personality of the Monkey

People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.
The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.
In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. 
  • Strengths: sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, self-assured
  • Characteristics: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart.

A wishing tree - hanging your hopes for the coming year on a Wishing Tree will encourage your dreams to come true.

We must thank our colleagues in China for their manufacturing innovation & versatility, which allows us to bring you a fantastic range of cost-effective bearings, in a variety of materials - & their adaptability allows them to produce whatever variations our customers require at short notice.

Chinese manufactured bearings - cost-effective solutions for our customers varied applications.

Friday, 5 February 2016

SMB's fax machine currently unavailable...

Oh, the joys of moving continue!  Our fax machine is currently unavailable, as the number has just been invalidated by our old telecoms supplier (the new supplier forgot to transfer the number off them when we moved)....

We're working to resolve the issue as soon as we possibly can.  If you have any enquiries/orders to send us in the meantime please email or call 0044 (0)1993 842 555.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Job Vacancy at SMB Bearings Ltd...

You saw it here first! We have a vacancy in our busy sales office - details below:

Part-time Sales Administrator
SMB Bearings Ltd are a supplier of specialist bearings worldwide. We are a small, eight person company based in Carterton and are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and organised person to join our team. 

Your responsibilities will involve:
• working as part of the sales office team,
• assisting with office administration,
• dealing with phone and email inquiries,
• providing customer quotations and processing sales orders, despatch notes and invoices 
(using Iris Exchequer software).

You should be fully computer literate and Word and Excel experience is necessary (training will be given in our bespoke software, Iris Exchequer).
Excellent literacy & numeracy skills are a must, along with good attention to detail & as you will be working with bearing products, you should be practically or technically minded.
Previous customer service experience is preferred, as good customer service skills are essential.
Our normal office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and we require someone who can work 20 hours per week (preferably afternoons). The hours can be flexible and we would prefer some flexibility in return, as we can offer additional hours up to 35 per week (around an extra 6-8 weeks per year) to cover staff holidays.

A competitive salary is offered, along with 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and all working days between Christmas and New Year.

If you’d like to join our team, or have any questions about the role, please send your C.V. to  - closing date for applications 26.02.16.