SKF receives Excellent Quality Award from Tesla Motors for Outstanding Performance

2013 December 18, 13:00 CET

Gothenburg, Sweden, 18 December, 2013: SKF has been awarded the Tesla Motors Excellent Quality award which is given to the top three suppliers achieving outstanding performance in the areas of quality, delivery, and customer service. 

SKF has worked with Tesla since they launched their first emission free Tesla Roadster sports car in 2008.  The latest agreement includes delivery of SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings and low weight hybrid (ceramic) bearings for the electric motor and gearbox for inclusion in their all-electric luxury sports car, Tesla Model S.

Tryggve Sthen, President, SKF Automotive says, “It is truly rewarding to receive this recognition as an excellent quality supplier from Tesla. We have worked in partnership with Tesla since the launch of their first sports car, Tesla Roadster, to drive innovation for electric high performing cars. SKF’s focus on sustainability and engineering goes hand in hand with Tesla’s high quality focus on energy efficient electric cars. Our combined engineering skills will see many great solutions to come, I am sure of this.”

“SKF has proven to respond to our needs in a fast and efficient way. The solutions have met our high expectations and our cooperation is strong and reliable. SKF's advanced engineering expertise is very important for us. We trust SKF to support us in our journey to produce high performing, energy efficient all-electric and affordable exclusive cars,” says Peter Carlsson, Vice President Purchasing, Tesla Motors.

SKF’s solutions are designed to meet the strict application requirements of the Model S vehicle including speed, temperature, life, friction and mass.

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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 2012 were SEK 64,575 million and the number of employees was 46,775.

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