About us

Supplying genuine, high quality engineering and maintenance products at competitive prices.

ACORN® is one of the largest stockists of bearings, linear motion systems, power transmission products and maintenance equipment in Europe. With over thirty years’ experience in distribution, ACORN has built an unrivalled reputation for outstanding customer service, product choice and customer solutions. 

“We believe in supporting you and your business every step of the way – from providing technical help on product selection, through to the on-time supply of your order.”

Award winning customer service

ACORN® has been delivering service excellence since 1983. We offer prompt and reliable delivery, technical support and solutions via our dedicated product specialists.

Fast and reliable single sourcing

With over 40,000 stocked items, we can offer you both cost and time savings from single sourcing, with a wide choice of brands and products.

Support you and your business can depend on

Whether you need expert technical product and application advice from our regional specialists, on-site visits and training or same day/next day delivery from stock – we are there to provide the support services that really add value to your business. Our support commitment is reflected by our 99% ‘on time’ delivery rate and accurate product picking record.

Official SKF distributor

As an SKF authorised distributor in the UK, we offer you one of the largest stocks of SKF bearings in Europe along with SKF power transmission, SKF linear motion and SKF maintenance products across our branch network. Our support services include our EDC24 service, putting SKF’s entire European Distribution Centre within your reach – ensuring your SKF products are available for collection or despatch from Acorn by 7:30am the following morning.

In addition to the central distribution centre in Rotherham, Acorn has outlets throughout the UK including the Scotland, North East, North West, The Midlands  and in the South West.

Through a fleet of delivery vans and extensive stock range, comprising over 40,000 product lines, Acorn ensures that Industry leading brands are always available for immediate same day despatch.

On-site visits and training  – we are there to provide the support services that really add value to your business.

Expert Product Managers provide technical help and advice or on-site visits, and can advise you on products for your particular application, with dedicated divisions available for Bearings, Power Transmission products, Linear Motion and Maintenance Products.

Microsoft’s latest software technology is installed at all branches to enhance Acorn’s working practices and fine tune efficiency throughout the distribution process, from stock management to logistics, resulting in a superior customer experience.

Acorn’s strategy for the future is to continue leading the way, bringing the latest technological innovations and industry solutions to you the customer. Please Contact Us with your enquiries.


Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is an AxIndustries company

Acorn is part of AxIndustries (opens new window)


Part of Axel Johnson International, AxIndustries consists of a group of companies providing full-service supply solutions on bearings & power transmission products, heavy duty vehicle components, industrial products and aftermarket services to both OEM and MRO customers.

Axel Johnson International sources, develops and supplies innovative technical solutions for industrial customers by combining products and services with skills to solve the needs of industrial customers. Operating through more than 80 companies and in more than 25 European countries, Axel Johnson International has five divisions: AxLoad, AxDrive, AxIndustries, AxFlow and AxImage. For more info: www.axinter.se (opens new window)

Axel Johnson International is part of the Axel Johnson AB family business, which is owned by Antonia Ax:son Johnson and family. For more info: www.axeljohnson.se (opens new window)  

ACORN® is the registered Trade Mark of ACORN INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GROUP LTD