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SKF – a leading global supplier of reliable rotation

In 1907 the history of SKF started with the innovation of the double-row selfaligning ball bearing that solved the problem of a textile factory in Gothenburg. Since 1907, SKF’s organization has been continuously adjusted to serve customers in the best way.

Today in a world shaped by population growth, urbanization, digitalization and environmental concerns, industrial reality is the true challenge. And that’s exactly where SKF wants to be. Right at the centre, providing reliable rotation for the real world.

SKF’s expertise is built on the development, design and manufacture of bearings, seals and lubrication systems. And SKF also provides machine health assessment, engineering and remanufacturing services. But what it is really offering is an arena for innovation – an opportunity for it’s customers to use the tools SKF provides to explore, improve or rethink the performance of their rotating equipment. A place where even the smallest adjustment can make a big difference.

In the industrial market, the focus is on application-driven innovation. In some cases, SKF can meet these needs with catalogue products, while in other cases, solutions specifically targeted at the application need to be developed. This requires excellent application engineering and access to substantial amounts of field data, as well as cutting edge engineering design tools.

This journey started around 25 years ago when SKF offered to it’s customers not only high quality products but a concept called ‘Trouble Free Operation’. During the last 25 years technologies developed a lot as well as SKF and now we are offering ‘Rotation for Life’ concept which contains all modern information technologies aligned with all I4.0 requirements.

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