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SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group’s service offer includes technical support, maintenance services, engineering consultancy and training.


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    The value of digitalization and automation within manufacturing lies in the insights it creates for machine owners and operators. By giving end-users real-time insights into the performance of their spindles using bearing trend development and diagnostics, we can help them make better decisions about maintenance. Simply put, this enables higher and more reliable performance
    Davide Giordana, Director, Machine Tool Industry at SKF
    As well as reducing costs and increasing profitability, our REP fee-based approach reduces waste in the value chain and lowers environmental impacts. REP contributes to the circular economy through remanufacturing or recycling of bearings, and filtration and regeneration of lubricants. It also lowers material and energy consumption more generally thanks to longer-lasting components and more efficient machine performance. This is all good news for the future of businesses and our planet.
    Alrik Danielson, SKF’s President and CEO
    The SKF Silent Series feature a new and innovative polyamide cage centred on the balls that minimises this 'cage rattling' during rotation. Their silent operation increases the confidence of the end-user in the quality of spindles.
    Rudolf Groissmayr, Product Line Manager at SKF
    Our experts are here to help our customers make better product choices based on the value they want to create for their businesses. We also provide bearing calculation tools such as SimPro spindle, which makes it easier for our customers to design and choose the right bearings for their spindles.
    Rudolf Groissmayr, Product Line Manager at SKF
    Our efforts to keep costs under control are showing results, in a market with lower demand.
    Alrik Danielson
    Gothia Cup is one of the world’s largest sporting events and a great way for use to showcase our support for young people and the city of Gothenburg.
    Alrik Danielson
    The acquisition is also in-line with our ambition to develop and offer solutions that help customers reduce the environmental impact of their own operations.
    Alrik Danielson
    SKF has always been at the forefront of developing new methods for calculating bearing life. GBLM is a giant leap for bearing science and will enable better choices to be made when selecting bearings for a wide variety of applications.
    Guillermo Morales-Espejel, Principal Scientist at SKF Research and Technology Development
    Through this investment we will increase our competitiveness in Asia.
    Patrick Tong
    We are deploying one of the worlds most advanced, flexible and fully automated assembly lines of its kind in Bari.
    Kent Viitanen
    Demand in the first quarter developed in line with our expectations. Net sales reached SEK 21.3 billion and organic sales were relatively unchanged compared to last year. Operating profit, at SEK 2.7 billion, was strong.
    Alrik Danielson
    We combined our specialist industrial knowledge with digital expertise from leading partners and customers. The result is a solution that reveals parts of a machine’s performance that were previously in the shadows, using the power of light alone
    Victoria van Camp, CTO AB SKF
    2018 was an excellent year for SKF, with record results and a significantly strengthened balance sheet.
    Alrik Danielson
    The new logistics centre has been designed with the ambition of achieving a high LEED rating, showing our continued commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our operations.
    Kent Viitanen, President, Bearing Operations
    Having successfully developed this as a stand-alone entity, it will now have an ownership structure that is able to invest in its continued development. The transaction also represents value for us and our shareholders by strengthening our balance sheet and focusing our product portfolio.
    Christian Johansson
    Our record start to 2018 has continued. Sales grew by 9% organically, to SEK 22.6 billion and our operating profit was SEK 2,925 million.
    Alrik Danielson
    It’s a win-win where SKF helps us with their resources, and we come as close as possible to trouble-free operation.
    Lars Buhrkall, manager of Vattenfall’s onshore wind park operations in Esbjerg
    Fiber optic sensing technology is an exciting opportunity, as it enables bearings to become process and quality control instruments. We have worked for some time to develop these sensors and by taking the next step together, we will be able to speed up the process of integrating these into customer applications.
    Victoria Van Camp, CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development
    Wheelset bearings are critical components for any rolling stock operator. Together with SKF we seek to move the industry toward the objective of one hundred-percent availability with safe, efficient service.
    Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO of Customer Services at Siemens Mobility Division
    With Railigent, Siemens offers a powerful platform for a multitude of digital services. In particular, the system simplifies data access, enabling operators to gather essential data about the condition of their rolling stock components from a single access point.
    Filip Rosengren, Director, Railway Industry at SKF
    Using accurate data to drive decision-making and avoid repeat issues is good for our clients and for the industry as a whole. Ultimately, this helps drive out waste and increases reliability
    Ian Peverill, Head of Service at SKF UK
    Recently, our technology was able to detect the underlying cause of bearing vibration and provide recommendations to prevent failure of a critical motor. Our data analytics software can even propose alternative solutions that would be longer-lasting and better suited to the conditions.”
    Ian Peverill, Head of Service at SKF UK
    “Our SKF bearings are designed to meet robust FCA performance requirements and contribute to an efficient, comfortable and smooth driving experience.”
    Andrea Reisoli-Matthieu, SKF Account Director for FCA
    The new service allows machine tuning to be conducted by an OEM from their own site, with their own technicians and without SKF’s physical presence
    Jérémy Lepelley, project manager at SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Fortunately, we have done fairly well in avoiding major breakdowns. It is very costly if something happens, so we want to prevent the risks as much as we can
    Stefan Johansson Technical Superintendent at Sirius Shipping
    “This team effort enabled us to meet our customer’s expectations for reliability, robustness, ease of maintenance and parts replacement; it also helps us to achieve one of our own corporate goals - that of delivering sustainable energy at a competitive price.”
    Michael Baumann, Business Development Manager, Marine and Ocean Energy at SKF
    “The SR2000 has met, and in many instances exceeded, our expectations and, combined with the fact that this is the world’s most powerful operating tidal turbine, it means we’re making a material contribution to the generation mix in Orkney with just this single unit.”
    Scotrenewables' CEO, Andrew Scott
    No other test center is capable of testing large-size bearings this accurately, under actual operating conditions, giving us and our customers a significant strategic advantage.
    Victoria Van Camp, CTO
    Imagine having access to an SKF application engineer or service technician on-demand, in real-time. If you are in a paper or steel mill close to an SKF Solution Factory, that’s not a problem. But the majority of our customers are based in remote locations. Our goal is to give them the same – or even better – access to our expertise, on-demand.
    Fredrik Magnusson, Head of SKF’s software development center
    The total operating life of the bearings is important, but to reduce cost of ownership, the period between maintenance operations can be even more significant
    Wolfgang Schatzer, Strategic Account Manager, Railway Industry at SKF
    These new programmes from SKF are designed to our bearing customers to deliver every facet of a well planned maintenance strategy with expert guidance available at every stage of the process
    Roberto Tommasi, Product Line Manager, Industrial digitalization and solutions at SKF
    In today’s environment, we can no longer work in fixed production sequences, we want to take the real-time demand from the customer and produce those specific products in the volume batch required
    Roberto Napione, Manager of SKF’s Machine Centres of Excellence and Standardization
    The biggest challenge when using data to smarten up your equipment maintenance routines, is getting that data in the first place. The QuickCollect sensor and apps make this task not only easier but also cheaper than ever before. This entry-level machine monitoring system doesn’t require lots of training or skilled vibration analysts; it gives you on-the-spot indication of machine health, automated diagnostics, plus the ability to connect to expert help when problems are identified.
    Barrie Rogers, Product Line Manager for SKF Enlight QuickCollect at SKF
    The creation of this European Centre will allow us to respond even faster to meet the expectations and needs of our customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and ensure that we can respond quickly to developments within those markets. At Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire we have now concentrated unrivalled levels of expertise and competence in the automotive aftermarket segment.
    Bernd Stephan, President, SKF Automotive and Aerospace
    The number of potential data collection points in a modern factory is increasing exponentially, but this data will only generate value for operators if it is analysed and acted upon to improve a machine’s performance and profitability. Our collaboration with Honeywell will make this possible.
    Alrik Danielson, President and CEO, SKF
    Leveraging the IIoT gives manufacturers real-time access to operating information from an incrementally larger data-set across not only one site or plant, but across an entire enterprise. By creating an ecosystem of software and hardware manufacturers with unmatched domain experience, we will be able to better understand the risks and demands on the operating units and ultimately provide a higher level outcome for our customers.
    Shree Dandekar, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Connected Plant
    The number of potential data collection points in a modern factory is increasing exponentially, but this data will only generate value for operators if it is analysed and acted upon to improve a machine’s performance and profitability.
    Alrik Danielson, President and CEO
    We are honoured to receive this award and are thrilled to see that our efforts to provide an outstanding service throughout, from application design and specification support to the successful and rapid delivery of exceptional products, are helping TSA to grow its business. In particular, we are pleased to have been instrumental from the very start of TSA’s pioneering work in adopting the use of hybrid bearings to overcome the problems caused by electricity in railway applications and are proud to have helped the firm lead where others are now following.
    Werner Neuhuber, Account Manager for Industrial Sales Austria at SKF
    SKF has been involved in our key projects from conception to fulfilment, and has provided exceptional technical expertise and high performance bearings solutions worthy of the Best Supplier of the Year title. The company has worked with us to offer excellent development assistance, customer support, cost effective products and fast turnaround times and we will continue to build on this relationship to consistently deliver a top rate service to our customers throughout the rail industry.
    Johannes Fischer, Head of Procurement at TSA Traction Systems
    Enlight Centre is unlike anything else on market. Easy to use and easily tailored to match the user's specific requirements, it serves the capabilities of personnel on every level - from chief engineer to equipment operator, and offers a great way to teach 'work optimisation' techniques to less experienced staff.
    Robert Kaufman, ‎Product Line Manager, Software for Condition Monitoring at SKF
    Gothia Cup is our largest corporate sponsorship initiative and we are incredibly proud to continue our relationship over the next three years. Gothia Cup represents teamwork, responsibility, equal opportunities and a commitment to the world’s youth. Through this partnership and our “Meet the World” tournaments, SKF and our staff around the world will continue to provide help and support the development of young people’s interests in football. Brining these youngsters together in our beautiful home city of Gothenburg is also fantastic to be involved in
    Alrik Danielson, SKF President and CEO
    It’s the teams and participants from around the world that make the Gothia Cup a unique meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin color or nationality, with football as the common denominator. The partnership with SKF gives us a secure financial base, to ensure that we can continue to provide young people throughout the world a meeting point and a positive experience
    Dennis Andersson, General Secretary for the Gothia Cup
    SKF has helped a shipping customer introduce condition monitoring to its vessel, with plans to extend it further across the fleet
    Anders Welin, Business Engineer at SKF
    Customer feedback confirms many applications require less than the 16 channels offered by our existing Multilog IMx solutions. The IMx-8 now offers a more compact, versatile means of monitoring rotating machinery and this cost effective, reduced channel online system fills a large gap in the market, offering new features, functionality and flexibility not available anywhere else
    Freddy Hernandez, SKF ‎Product Line Manager, Surveillance Systems
    The SKF ConRo units have helped us to cut unplanned down-time and reduce production costs. The availability of the remanufacturing program has extended those benefits, allowing us further reduce the overall operating cost of our machine.
    Jianqing Yao, Director of equipment at Baowu Steel Group Corporation’s Shanghai steelmaking plant
    We are very happy that this case is officially closed and has resulted in a positive outcome for SKF and our customers. We will continue to fight the problem of counterfeit products and importers in Greece. This is vital for us in order to protect our customers and their business as well as the reputation of the SKF brand
    Rania Patsiopoulos, Managing Director, SKF Hellas S.A
    Counterfeit industrial products like bearings are not bought intentionally by customers, so the best way to fight counterfeit is to raise awareness. Customers who accidentally purchase counterfeit products are being cheated financially and risk damage to their machinery and expensive downtime
    Tina Åström, Director, SKF Group Brand Protection
    SKF has a clear and dedicated focus to support GM’s vision to earn customers for life. As a strategic partner with GM, we are proud to contribute to this highest level of engineering and performance in the advanced chassis of the Cadillac CT6.
    Jason Stocker, Vice President Corporate Account, Automotive Market
    “This contract shows we have earned the confidence of turbomachinery manufacturers and end-users alike in highly-competitive markets such as China. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Cryostar, together we have successfully completed over hundred projects all over the world”
    Sylvain Bayard, Director of Sales, SKF Magnetic Mechatronics (S2M)
    “Cryostar is very proud to have been selected for the supply of the turbo-expander/compressor package for the first project of this type. It shows the confidence that the different parties involved in this plant have in the association of Cryostar and SKF.”
    Eric Choi, Cryostar’s China Bussiness Manager