Maintaining technological leadership
- In April 2011, the SKF University Technology Centre for sustainability and environment was established with Chalmers University, Gothenburg, confirming this as a core strategic area for the Group; the focus being on research and development in the areas of technology, manufacturing, business processes and business strategy.
- In December 2011, the SKF University Technology Centre for condition monitoring and asset management was established with the Technology University, Luleå, Sweden.
- In 2010, a centre for tribology at Imperial College, London and a centre for research of polymer materials at Tsinghua, China were established.
- In 2009, a centre for research for steel was established at Cambridge, England.