SKF to host destruction event aimed at raising awareness of counterfeit bearings

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    2018 June 05, 10:00 CET

    Gothenburg, 5 June 2018: SKF is pleased to invite members of the media to join a press event in Gothenburg on 27 June at 13:30 Swedish Time. The press event will last approximately 60 minutes and will include presentations from both SKF Brand Protection experts and representatives from the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) and Swedish Customs and Police Authorities.

    The event will showcase efforts to combat the distribution of counterfeit bearings. In addition, approximately 30 tonnes of counterfeit bearings seized during some of the approximately 100 raids in which SKF participates on a yearly basis will be destroyed at the event.

    Event details:
    Time: 27 June 2018 at 13:30 Swedish Time
    Address: SKF Group Headquarters, Hornsgatan 1, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Registration: via email, to

    Aktiebolaget SKF

    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Theo Kjellberg, +46 31-337 6576; +46 725-776 576;

    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 2017 were SEK 77 938 million and the number of employees was 45 678. 

    ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

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