SKF deepens strategic cooperation with Shanxi TZ Coal Mine Whole-set Equipment Co., Ltd (SXTZMJCT) to promote the development of China's heavy machinery industry and technology and equipment level

Gavin Garland shaked hands with Zhang Kebin

2012 September 17, 10:45

Recently SKF China Ltd. signed a strategic partnership agreement with Shanxi TZ Coal Mine Whole-set Equipment Co., Ltd (hereinafter refer to Shanxi TZ).Through this agreement, the cooperation between SKF and Shanxi TZ has been expanded from bearing supply to comprehensive cooperation involving seal, lubrication system, logistics, personnel, technical support and other areas to promote the development of China's heavy machinery industry and technology and equipment level.
“As a knowledge engineering company, SKF has accumulated global knowledge and experience in bearing and heavy machinery engineering. Relying on SKF knowledge accumulated in the past 100 years, we wish SKF can jointly cooperate with Shanxi TZ to promote the development of China's heavy machinery industry through the strategic partnership,” said Gavin Garland, North Asia Director, Regional Sales and Service, Industrial Market.
“Early in 1985, Shanxi TZ started cooperation with SKF. In the past few years, SKF supplied a wide range of quality products and services to us, helping us achieve great progress, and also promoting the development of both sides. I believe the strategic partnership agreement will turn a new page of the cooperation,” said Zhang Kebin, President, Shanxi TZ.
According to the agreement, SKF now becomes one of the most important partners of Shanxi TZ in the area of bearing, lubrication, seal, condition monitoring and other related products. SKF will support Shanxi TZ in engineering development and technology application to improve its product competitiveness and product development. By optimizing both sides’ supply chain service system, SKF will help it increase efficiency and reduce cost. In addition, SKF will also provide Shanxi TZ with related product and application engineering training and implement a cooperative mechanism of regular communication and exchange visits between both sides’ technicians.
” For many years, SKF has established persistent and profound partnership with Shanxi TZ. The deepening cooperation between us will help to optimize our established resource, enhance exchange and cooperation and improve our market competitiveness and brand value," said Steve Fu, Vice General Manager, Industrial Market Regional Sales and Service,SKF China.
Shanxi TZ is the sentinel production unit of shearer in China and its main enterprise Taikuang Group manufactured China’s first shearer in 1951. Shanxi TZ developed the first shearer with hydraulic traction, the first shearer with onboard alternating and variable frequency current traction, the first oil shearer, the first intelligent shearer and the shearers with current traction in maximum power 2500 KW and 3000 KW in the world.
Shanghai, September 20, 2012

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