SKF secures 20 MSEK bearings order for 160 km/h passenger coach in China

2011 October 28, 09:00 CET

SKF today announced they will deliver bearings to the China Railway Materials Commercial Corporation for installation in 160 km/h passenger coaches for use throughout China.

"Our customers are facing increasing pressure in railway in general and they need their passenger coaches to work more efficiently, safely and productively, while reducing costs," says Rutger Barrdahl, Director for SKF Railway Business Unit, Industrial Division.  "We are committed to the railway segment and we are pleased that this order is confirmation of the high reliability of SKF solutions for this challenging application."

"Our long-term relationship with SKF has given us the confidence that they are one of the main suppliers who can provide the reliability and quality we need in our solutions for passenger transport," says Mr. Guo for the China Railway Materials Commercial Corporation.  "SKF is a good supplier who works closely with us to provide the solutions we need."

China Railway Materials Commercial Corporation is a state-owned enterprise under the supervision of State-owned Assets Supervision & Administration Commission of the State Council.  The company sources and supplies railway diesel oil, steel rails, materials for manufacturing/renovating locomotives and cars, as well as spare-parts for maintenance.

Gothenburg, 28 October 2011

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