SKF examines the future of industry with new thought leadership report

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    2015 February 05, 09:00 CEST

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 4 February, 2015: SKF, in partnership with industrial technology experts and academics from across the globe, has released a new thought leadership report focusing on the future of manufacturing and engineering. The document, entitled ‘Power the Future’, features contributions by specialists from within SKF and leading external authorities. It focuses on current and emerging trends in engineering technology and processes, and outlines how the factory, machinery and the workforce will evolve in the near future.

    Power the Future will enable engineers and students to develop a greater knowledge of three main areas of interest that are predicted to become increasingly prevalent to future technology developments in a variety of key global industrial segments. The report is divided into three chapters, which focus on the evolution of the factory, the future of intelligent machine design, and the power of knowledge engineering.

    The report was unveiled on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 in Berlin, Germany, at a preview event for journalists from around the world designed to give them a first glimpse of innovations due to be showcased at Motion, Drive & Automation at Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for industrial technology. The Power the Future can be downloaded for free from www.skfpowerthefuture.com.

    “For this report we have drawn on our many years of experience to paint a detailed picture of areas within production and manufacturing that we think will experience significant evolution in the near future,” said Bernd Stephan, Senior Vice President, Group Technology Development at SKF. “As demonstrated in these articles, technology is progressing at such a rapid pace and is increasingly influenced by developments and adoption outside the world of engineering. It is therefore essential that businesses within this sector, including SKF, continue to consistently focus efforts on research and innovation, and also identify future trends which may provide further opportunities.”

    Continuing the theme of assessing key trends of the future, SKF will showcase a range of technology innovations, including a major scientific and technical breakthrough, that improve reliability and performance for operators across industry at this year’s Motion, Drive & Automation exhibition. The tradeshow takes place on 13-17 April 2015 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors will find SKF in Hall 22, at Stand B12, where SKF experts will be on hand to discuss its technology and solutions.

    Find out more on www.skfpowerthefuture.com

    Aktiebolaget SKF

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    For further information, please contact: 

    Press Relations: Nia Kihlström, +46 31-337 28 97; +46 706 67 28 97; nia.kihlstrom@skf.com

    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 around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. 


    Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com


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