SKF wins 2018 Automotive News PACE award

SKF was named a 2018 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 9 in Detroit. The prestigious award recognizes OE vehicle suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.

SKF was recognized for its Scotseal X-Treme wheel end seal. Scotseal X-Treme is the latest addition to SKF's well established line of wheel-end seals for drive, steer and trailer axles. It offers the vehicle service market, as well as OE truck and trailer manufacturers, outstanding reliability and long life in the harshest of operating conditions.

Test results demonstrate that Scotseal X-Treme has more than 10x operational life expectancy and up to 50% friction reduction compared to best-in-class elastomer wheel end seals in use today.

"At SKF we continually strive to be an innovative technology partner for our customers, not just a supplier of bearings and seals. We are very proud to achieve this recognition for a game-changing product with superior performance," says Cengiz R Shevket,  Vice President, Innovation and Customer Value, Americas, Automotive Market.

The 24th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News, and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation. For complete details of the Automotive News PACE Award, visit


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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2017 were SEK 77 938 million and the number of employees was 45 678.   

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