SKF earns “Excellence in Quality” award from NAPA

2011 October 10, 14:07 North America

SKF was presented with the NAPA “Excellence in Quality” award at the recent 2011 NAPA Supplier Summit in Atlanta. The award recognizes SKF for exuding quality in all areas of its business.

“It gives us great pride to receive the ’Excellence in Quality‘from NAPA,” said Mike McGrath, President, SKF VSM – North America. “We are pleased to know that our distribution customers and end users recognize the value of SKF premium quality products in the aftermarket.”

In presenting the award, NAPA noted that SKF warranties less than one percent of the total units they sell through NAPA’s nationwide network of stores and service centers.

“As a global suppler to the industry for more than 100 years, SKF has earned a reputation for quality that is second to none,” said Byron Frantz, Vice President, Wholesale Products Management, NAPA. “We are proud to have SKF as a partner and to sell their products in our stores.”

SKF supplies numerous products to NAPA, including hub units, oil and grease seals, Scotseals® (Classic and PlusXL), hubcaps, tapered bearings, air dryers, and SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVES®.

For more information about SKF and its premium quality products, contact your local SKF representative, or visit

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 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were SEK 61,029 million and the number of employees was 44,742.

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For further information, please contact:
Katie Noga, Director, Automotive communications, SKF, 800-323-8024 x4471,

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