AL: SKF Solution Factory Opens in Birmingham
23 Oct, 2014
SKF announces the opening of its latest SKF Solution Factory. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the facility is designed to provide customers with a single point of access to SKF’s range of industrial and application knowledge. This is the third SKF Solution Factory to open in the United States and the sixth in North America.
“With every SKF Solution Factory that we open, we bring SKF knowledge closer to our customers,” said Vartan Vartanian, President, SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service. “We have many customers in this part of the United States, from a wide range of industries, so it makes a lot of sense for the next step in our global expansion to take place here in Birmingham.”
The new facility offers an extensive range of SKF services and solutions, including application and reliability engineering, customized machined sealing solutions, mechanical services, asset diagnostic services and a full spectrum of training courses.
This is the second SKF Solution Factory to open during 2014, taking the Group’s total to 29 across the world.
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 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com