Reliable rotation for a digital age: SKF strengthens software development competences in Asia
With increased digitisation and a growing global demand for reliable rotation, SKF is advancing its software development competences in Asia.
Gothenburg, Sweden, November 14, 2019: SKF’s Development Centre in Bangalore transitions into a new phase of growth to meet customer needs globally. Originally created in 2010 as one of two global technical centres set up to support SKF’s operations in Europe, it is now one of the key hubs for SKF’s Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) connected technologies development.
With manufacturing and process businesses across the globe becoming increasingly digitised, software is becoming an integral part of industry. To help customers to capitalise on the opportunities that this brings, SKF is advancing its activities in software development. Working in coordination with SKF’s other development centres in Sweden, the site at Bangalore will focus on accelerating areas such as data integration, app development and system testing.
Using connected technologies, SKF’s Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) service offers customers unprecedented insights into machine performance. This creates more opportunities for customers to drive efficiencies within their businesses at a faster rate. Inexpensive, easy-to-use hardware and software make it simple for any industrial company to adopt a digital approach. Solutions are also scalable to suit businesses of all sizes.
Francois Niarfeix, Global product development and delivery manager at SKF comments: “We want our solutions
to be customer-centric and respond quickly to new demands with application driven innovation. By strengthening the Bangalore Development Centre, we are adding competencies to our SKF family that will ensure we can adapt quickly to customer needs in the coming years.
“Also, by growing the local expertise in Bangalore, we are well placed to offer not only a highly agile offering at the frontline of connected technologies to our global customers, but to also allow for regional system customisation for the Asian market where and when required.”
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