SKF delivers bearings for 500 Chinese locomotives

2009 March 09, 10:00 CET

SKF has gained an order of 14 million euro from CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., Ltd. ZELC. The latest design of 500 main line electric locomotives, for Chinese railways, will be equipped with SKF axleboxes and drive system bearings.

The Chinese Ministry of Railways MoR and ZELC have chosen the SKF package solution because of SKF’s unique experience and know-how in advanced European locomotive applications.

SKF supplies the world railway industry, with a full assortment of products and services for all types of railway vehicles such as high speed vehicles, locomotives, multiple units, coaches, mass transit vehicles and freight cars.

Göteborg, 9 March 2009

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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. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The Group’s annual sales 2008 were SEK 63,361 million. The number of employees was 44,799.

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