Friendly Service Since 1977

H&H Exports, Inc. provides prompt deliveries of bearings & power transmission products worldwide. 

H&H is flexible and responsive in its sourcing.  Many customer's request a wide range of U.S. industrial replacement parts for periodic consolidation. 

As an export trading company, H&H purchases US manufactured goods direct from the U.S. manufacturer. H&H then exports as the title holder of goods; virtually eliminating the manufacturer’s export risk.  Most importantly, customers benefit from H&H's international-friendly terms of service.

Friendly Terms of Service 

  • Transactions often based in customer's currency

  • Quotations available C.I.P. or D.D.U. 

  • Credit terms available to international customers

  • Responsiveness exceeds industry standards  

  • Communications likely in customer's language


(Source: Article appearing in Bearingnet article "Best Bits")

H&H's History

Bill Howard and Family, 1977

Bill Howard and Family, 1977

Following World War II, European economies slowly started to rebuild in the hope of reviving each country’s prospects for the future and to rebuild the bombed towns and cities. To help with the rebuilding process, the United States donated $13 billion dollars to Western Europe, better known in the history books as the ‘Marshall Plan’.

As part of this donation to the continent, machinery for agriculture, transportation and manufacturing equipment was included. Since machinery from the United States had been manufactured using its standard measures, it would one day require inch-sized replacement parts.

The story of H&H Exports in all of this started in 1976 when a young Bill Howard received a phone call from a friend in Germany.

Howard & Dreja, 2017

Howard & Dreja, 2017

Wolfgang Dreja and Bill had become close friends years earlier in Stuttgart and Wolfgang called his American pal with an interesting business opportunity. Bill still smiles when he recalls that telephone conversation:  “Wolfgang asked me if I’d like to source inch-sized ball bearings for export to Germany and despite being happy to receive his call, I said that’s a great idea, what’s a ball bearing?”

German market, H&H Exports soon exported to other European countries such as the United Kingdom.

In the late 1970’s, Bill travelled throughout continental Europe visiting bearing distributors from Germany to Poland. The H&H offering was innovative for the time in that pricing was quoted in the customer’s currency and landed at their airport.

H&H Exports quickly became a key source to those distributors already recognized as their country’s primary source for American replacement parts. Over the years, H&H Exports expanded its business throughout Europe and Asia.