SKF Distributor College – 100,000th certificate awarded

SKF Distributor from Florida Bearings Orlando

2011 June 16, 13:00 CET

SKF continuously works with developing a highly skilled distributor network and today the company proudly awards its 100,000th certificate in SKF Distributor College.

This certificate goes to Ronnie Yandle from SKF authorized distributor Florida Bearings, Orlando, who passed the course entitled "Self-aligning bearing systems" in March 2011, becoming the recipient of the 100,000th certificate.

The goal of SKF Distributor College is to enable distributors to be even better in supporting their customers, through training in the proper use of SKF products and services, as well as the critical applications in which they will be used.

Since its start in 2001, SKF Distributor College has become increasingly popular among SKF authorized distributors and more than 15,000 certificates have been issued in the past six months only.

- SKF's vision to be a knowledge engineering company is present in everything we do and by offering these trainings to our distributors we can make sure that they maintain a high level of expertise that has proven valuable for our customers worldwide, says Tom Johnstone, SKF CEO and President.

SKF's authorized distributor network delivers a valuable mix of resources to SKF customers worldwide, as they combine local market knowledge, efficient IT and logistics systems and expertise in SKF applications.

Gothenburg, 16 June 2011

Aktiebolaget SKF

For further information, please contact:
PRESS: Ingalill Östman, SKF Group Communication, tel: +46 31-337 3260, mobile: +46 706-973260, e-mail:

IR: Marita Björk, SKF Investor Relations, tel: +46 31-337 1994, mobile: +46 705-181994, e-mail:

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 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were SEK 61,029 million and the number of employees was 44,742.

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