SKF consolidates industrial seals manufacturing facilities in America

2017 October 24, 11:00 EST

Lansdale, PA., October 24, 2017: SKF USA Inc., today announces its intention to consolidate

its American industrial seals manufacturing footprint.

The SKF Sealing Solutions factory in Seneca, KS manufactures oil shaft seals for the industrial market serving Industrial OE and Distribution customers. The production will transfer to a new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.This move will result in the closure of the Seneca Factory.

SKF remains committed to the production of industrial seals in the United States. The consolidation is being done in consideration of the continued competitive American market.              

“It is an extremely difficult decision to close our Seneca factory, as it will affect 170 employees. SKF established this factory more than 40 years ago and it has been a valuable part of our manufacturing operations,” says Tom Quatsoe, Head of Sealing Solutions Manufacturing North America, “However, the consolidation will enable us to continue to develop our industrial seals business in America. It supports our long-term ambition of focusing our manufacturing on the continued integration of engineering and technology to more closely engage our customers.”

The transfer from Seneca will take place over the next 18 months.

For further information, please contact:
Press Relations: Monique Turner, +1 215 8018722; monique.turner@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 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2016 were SEK 72 787 million (USD 9.3 billion) and the number of employees was 44 868

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