Make in India
SKF’s commitment to Make in India
SKF’s fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to our customers. We achieve this by combining hands-on experience in over 40 industries with our knowledge across the SKF technology platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems.
SKF’s Initiatives and Experiences
SKF India’ s flagship CSR program - YES:Youth Empowerment at SKF is working towards preparing the next generation of skilled automotive technicians for the Automotive Sector. With a target of readying 5000 skilled technicians in the next 5 years, SKF will contribute towards making the vision of Skill India a reality. The first centre is already operational in Pune and the second centre in Bengaluru is expected to be fully operational by 2016.
Driving innovation and localization: Customised solutions crafted for the Indian marketSKF is at the forefront of innovation with new product development and the Indian Market, which demands customized products and solution offers significant opportunities. SKF India is focused towards bringing in new customized offerings and technologies for the Indian market.
Public and mass transportPublic and mass transport is a key area that will play a pivotal role in development. The government’s focus on improving the safety and efficiency in rail and road network has presented SKF with new opportunities. SKF’s Class E TBUs developed for the Indian Railways, will be locally manufactured and supplied from SKF’s Ahmedabad factory. The Ahmedabad factory is now certified by AAR (Association of American Rail Road). This breakthrough is an important step toward serving the freight segment of Indian Railways and establish SKF India’s local manufacturing capabilities for the industry. In addition, SKF is also gearing up to bringing in the Remote Condition Monitoring for the Indian Railways. SKF’s proven condition monitoring solutions are successfully running in leading railway transport systems across the world.
Renewable energyWith rapid urbanization, the demand for electricity in the country has been growing steadily and it opens avenues for smarter and cleaner energy – wind and solar. SKF’s Ahmedabad factory has now localized slewing bearings, cylindrical roller and spherical roller bearings that cater to various critical wind turbine applications. SKF is currently partnering with leading wind turbine and gearbox manufacturers in the country. SKF also provides services for windfarm operations and maintenance through remote diagnostics and condition monitoring, leading to higher efficiencies
Heavy industriesThe industrial sector, being closely associated with the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors is of strategic importance to India’s economy. The growth in the sector is driven by many core segments such as infrastructure, energy, metals, mining and cement among others. SKF manufactures products and solutions that lie at the heart of machine and equipments which are critical for all the segments. The emphasis on infrastructure development and reforms on core sectors have created encouraging outlook for the long term for manufacturers. SKF is committed to providing world class solutions that make machineries and equipments more efficient, reliable and safe.