Firstly here we say the Engine Bearings are those Main Bearings, Connecting Rod Bearings and Thrust Washer. There are more than 10 main factories are Export-oriented, quality vary a lot.
But after the year April of 2017, most customers found their orders’ lead time was postponed from one month to 45 days, 60 days and even 90 days. What’s the problem.
We were told that most departments of Environment started to limit industrial pollutions. All our engine bearings need proper Surface Treatments, the process of treatment brings high liquid pollutions, especially for Electric Plating.
Some government’s solutions were to build a Surface Treatment Center, then all local factories are requested to make in this center. But the kind of treatment itself takes a long time, on another side factories need to wait for one by one. This is interfaced a lot the regular production of Engine Bearings factories.