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SKF signs long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney

PurePower PW1100G-JM engine
PurePower PW1100G-JM engine

2013 March 04, 11:00 CET

SKF today announced they have signed a long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), for approximately SEK 170 million. Within the agreement, SKF will provide main shaft bearings for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine. This agreement and associated work builds upon SKF’s successful support of other Pratt & Whitney engine programs.


Stephane Le-Mounier, Director, SKF Aerospace says, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected for this major engine program and that Pratt & Whitney has confidence in SKF’s technical and manufacturing capabilities. We have created a special commercial, manufacturing, and application engineering team to address Pratt & Whitney’s requirements, which includes a complete rethinking of the way we will manufacture these aero engine bearings.”


SKF will manufacture the main shaft bearings at their aerospace factory in Falconer, New York.


Gothenburg, 04, March 2013


Aktiebolaget SKF



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