SKF India is a part of the SKF Group, a leading global supplier of rolling bearing and seals. Along with a varied range of products, it also offers extensive solutions and services in this area. Over the last century, SKF has grown from being a bearings manufacturer to being a systems/sub-systems and solution provider. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. In 1997, CR Seals India. established a plant in Bangalore, which went on to become SKF Sealing Solutions India, now a part of SKF in India. SKF Sealing Solutions now re-christened to SKF Technologies (India), is a Rs 600 million company and serves customers in three segments, namely, automotive, industrial and bearings. SKF India is expanding its production capacities by establishing a new plant at Haridwar.
In India, the SKF Group started trading operations in Kolkata in 1923 and since then the Group's operations have been consolidated into SKF India. The company has manufacturing plants at Bangalore and Pune. SKF India also has an associate company called SKF Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd providing sealing solutions.
SKF India has dedicated an Application Development Center at Bangalore responsible for customizing products & services to the requirements of each client. The center was established in November 2004 and since then, has been a stalwart for the development of new products and solutions in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost to to provide products and services that create customer value.
The company’s two manufacturing plants are located at Bangalore in Karnataka and Pune in Maharashtra with an installed capacity to manufacture 100.1 mn units of bearings and 3.9 mn units of textile machinery components. The company also provides services including maintenance, lubrication systems management services among others. In ‘06, bearings contributed almost 94% to the company’s revenue. The company has its presence in the US, Europe, and Asia and exports to countries in these continents. In CY06, exports contributed about 5% of revenue.
SKF India provides products, solutions and services in the areas of rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrications systems. The company manufactures different types of bearings, seals including roller bearings, bearing units, housings, industrial & hydraulic seals, linear motion products, high precision bearing, spindles, electrical actuators, actuation systems and rolling bearing steel which are used in cars and truck wheels.
The company’s business is divided into four groups:
SKF India's associate company, SKF Technologies (India), a wholly owned subsidiary of AB SKF, Sweden, offers customers complete sealing solutions based on its leading edge technology.