Transmissions Bearings and Chains Ltd was incorporated on March 18 1996 by Mark Petchell, and had its first days trading on the first of May that year. At that time we operated from a small unit of about 400 sq feet rented from a friend and shared with an irrigation company. After about a year we thankfully outgrew these premises and moved on to much larger unit in the centre of Holbeach and from there, through natural progression and business growth we now occupy two units on the industrial estate.


Operating from the heart of Lincolnshire and the Fens a great deal of our business is connected to the food industry, this is where we come in to our own for technical knowledge of the industry and allied engineering trades that run along side. Being a main Castrol distributor for the area we are able to offer on site surveys for all food safe lubricants and make recommendations for most Hi/Low risk areas. We also carry stocks of RHP – SKF and other leading manufactures of Self Lube Ball and Roller Bearings, Renold roller and conveyer chain and sprockets to suit. We are distributors for Sealey, Draper, Teng hand tools, Bosch, Makita, Dewalt power tools along with many other economy ranges.

TBC has had successive years of growth and have become one of the areas largest suppliers of industrial equipment and consumables. The still family owned companies core principals of quality, reliability and commitment to our ‘at home’ customers throughout the region and are paramount in its development plans. TBC continues to be stronger both in product development and customer service and can now offer exceptional technical backup from its vast stock of products with immediate access to thousands of others. We continue to develop this new business with all new and local customers remaining our priority.

The family continue to manage this ever-expanding company but recognise the huge involvement its staff has in both the everyday activities of the company as well as the development of new business and product ranges. Together, and with the continuing support of our customers, we look forward to a successful business and future developments.

With over 14,000 different lines stocked at this location and over 25,000 items available on-line we have now expanded into diy supplies - we have an enormous range available for purchase. Other items available to order (please email us your requirements). We can cater for specialist products, modifications, re-grind, and tools made to special requirements, etc.

SUPPLYING : power tools, abrasives belts and sheets, diamond lapping paste, flap wheels and discs, grinding wheels, grinding discs, cutting discs, carbide burrs, drills and reamers, precision tool reamers, tungsten carbide inserts, special pilot reamers, scotchbrite, bore cutters, end mills, slot drills, hss drills and reamers, cutting and tapping compounds, lubricants, files and rasps, all hand tools, power tools, air tools, safety wear for personal and workplace use, security products, magnetic lifters, air compressors, slings, gauge plate, shim steel, thread gauges, hacksaws, bandsaws ..... and the list goes on !!!!!!!

Karen Craig - Sales Representative for Transmissions Bearings & Chains Ltd.

"Having been with the company for 17 Years and partner to Mark Petchell I pride myself on being the longest serving member of the team. Having worked in the industry for 30 years my role includes internal sales but mainly external sales serving existing customers in their place of work attending to their requirements quickly and efficiently. Understanding the need for a quick turnaround for example, in a breakdown situation."



"My name is Kerry and I am Marks daughter. I joined the business in 2001 after having my first baby, I work part time and I am mainly based in the office where my main role is to ensure all aspects of accounts both from the purchase ledger and the sales ledger are kepts up to date along with any other general office and administration duties. During busy periods I can also be found in the shop helping to take deliveries and meeting our customers."



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- Mark Petchell

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