SKF offers expertise in Lubrication Systems – under One Brand.
2009 July 08, 11:55 CET
SKF offers expertise in Lubrication Systems - under One Brand.
VOGEL is fully integrated into SKF.
SKF, the leading global provider of bearings, seals and related products and services, will now offer expertise in lubrication systems under one brand name. As of 1st July 2009 Willy Vogel AG will operate under the name of SKF Lubrication Systems.
All lubrication systems, engineered solutions and services will now be offered under the SKF brand only, instead of the presently dual branded SKF VOGEL. The SKF group acquired Willy Vogel AG, an innovative and leading player in the world of lubrication technology in 2004.
For customers this will result in direct access to SKF's complete range of products, solutions and services. It will also provide a highly efficient service level, from initial consultation to final delivery.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Rakesh Makhija, Managing Director, SKF India Ltd said, "The acquisition of Willy Vogel AG was strategically important to SKF's objective of having a leading role in all its technology platforms. It has enabled the Group to significantly strengthen its competitive position across several technology areas in the international market. Customers can now rely on standard lubrication systems, customized units and complete solutions integrating bearings, lubrication and sealing."
SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatrinics, 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.
In India, the SKF Group started trading operations in Kolkata in 1923 and since then the Group's operations have been consolidated into SKF India Limited. The company has manufacturing plants in Bangalore and Pune. SKF India also has an associate company called SKF Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd providing sealing solutions.