SKF announces it’s international ‘SKF College Campus’ in India

2006 March 21, 09:12 CET

SKF announces it’s international ‘SKF College Campus’ In India

Pune, Thursday, March 16, 2006

SKF today announced it’s first state-of-the-art international ‘SKF College Campus’, which is located in India (Pune).

For decades, SKF as a brand has been the world leader in rolling bearings. In recent years the SKF Group has evolved much more, offering its vast knowledge to customers and industry at large, thus becoming a global Knowledge Engineering Company.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tom Johnstone, President and CEO, AB SKF said, “Traditionally we have thought of ourselves as equipping the world with SKF products, but we really offer so much more. We offer customers our vast knowledge, which we have gained from nearly 100 years working with all types of industries throughout the world. Knowledge, which we deliver to our customers in our products, in our solutions and in our services. Knowledge, which ensures that customers who rely on SKF become more efficient, effective, competitive and ultimately more profitable.

The parent SKF College based in Netherlands (Estd: 1987) with more than 55 part time faculty focuses on technology and leadership programs for employees. The launch of the international ‘SKF College Campus’ in India will enable us to connect closer and translate our vast global learning experiences for both our customers and employees through varied learning programs.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rakesh Makhija, MD SKF Indiasaid, “This is a proud occasion for us. Our approach at SKF today goes beyond just supplying bearings. We are now a customized value added solutions provider for our customers.

The SKF India Center for Learning started in 2002 with a focus on people development. In the last 3 years, we have had more than 400 programs for Employees, Customers, Distributors and Suppliers, with an average of 70 hours of structured training per year for every employee.


Moving into the next phase through the ‘SKF College Campus’, we will focus on offering knowledge based programs through the Reliability Maintenance Institute. This in turn will create value propositions for our customers ensuring higher efficiency & profitability for them. In addition, we will continue to design and develop world class programs for our employees enhancing their skills and knowledge levels.

The ‘SKF College Campus’ will offer learning and development opportunities at several levels, both for the region and to support the international programs of the SKF group.

The customer programs will focus on the 5 Platforms of Bearing and Units; Seals; Lubrication Systems; Services and Mechatronics (Fig 1.1).

The college will also offer SKF Group Programs like Global Leadership Program, International Manager Program, Manufacturing Excellence Program, Accelerated Factory Managers Program SKF Manufacturing Technology related programs, Working across cultures, Remote Team Management.



Bearings and Units:

Bearing Technology, Bearing


Bearings in Machine Design,

Selection of Bearings


Seals Technology, Selection of Seals

Lubrication Systems:

Lubrication Technology, AutomaticLubrication Systems, Lube Selection


Reliability Centered Maintenance, ASNTCertification, Condition Monitoring,Maintenance Product Training

Mechatronics and Linear MotionProducts


 SKF India Centre for Learning was established in 2002.

 SKF India in the last 3 years completed 400 programs for Employees, Customers, Distributors and Suppliers.

 On an average every employee attends 70 hours of structured training per year.

 Senior Management team is involved and committed to Organizational Development (OD) initiatives. Every OD initiative is owned/driven by a Senior Management Team Member.

 In India, we have over 30 Full Time and Part Time Trainers.

 There have been more than 50 Customer Training Programs covering over 150 Training Days

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