SKF hub bearing units selected for all-new 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

SKF hub bearing units selected for all-new 2004 Chrysler Pacifica Chrysler's all-new 2004 Pacifica, positioned as a sports tourer, will be fitted with SKF hub bearing units on both axles. Chrysler Pacifica will be launched in 2003, as a 2004 model, and will have all-wheel drive capabilities featuring the latest design of SKF's third generation hub bearing units. The hub units carry integrated ABS sensors and feature the latest self-retaining orbital-formed closure technique. A proprietary SKF machining technique ensures ultra low flange run-out, a major advantage in minimizing the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) characteristics of the brakes. The new hub bearing units are engineered and tested at the SKF North American Technical Center in Plymouth, Michigan, located close to the Chrysler Group's headquarters in Auburn Hills. The units will be manufactured at SKF's plant in Aiken, South Carolina. The SKF Group is the automotive industry's leading bearing supplier and holds a strong position in sealing systems for engines, transmissions and other mechanical assemblies. Recognized as the technology leader in hub bearing units, SKF has driven the developments since the 1960s. Designs for direct disc rotor mounting, internal pneumatic sealing for active tire pressure systems, and wheel bearing units for light-alloy knuckle assemblies have been announced in the last 12 months. Göteborg, July 1, 2002 Aktiebolaget SKF (publ.) For further information, please contact: Lars G Malmer, SKF Group Communication, tel. +46 31 3371541, e-mail: Lars.G.Malmer@skf.com Marita Bjork, Investor Relations, tel. +46 31 337 1994, e-mail: Marita.Bjork@skf.com Aktiebolaget SKF, SE-415 50 Göteborg, Sweden, tel. +46 31 337 1000, fax +46 31 337 2832, www.skf.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/01/20020701BIT00380/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/01/20020701BIT00380/wkr0002.pdf

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