Solution Factory Inauguration in Toronto

SKF opens Canada’s second state-of-the-art SKF Solution Factory in Toronto

Gothenburg, 7, November 2013


SKF announced today the opening of the latest addition to its global network of SKF Solution Factory facilities. The SKF Solution Factory in Toronto will provide Canada’s industries access to SKF services and solutions by bringing together SKF’s five technology platforms: bearings, seals, services, lubrication systems and mechatronics, together with a wealth of extensive industry knowledge and application experience.The Toronto SKF Solution Factory is the second one for Canada; the other being in Edmonton.

When customers face new problems or challenges, SKF Solution Factory creates customised solutions. The customer may need help with a specific machine or require a life cycle management programme for operational assets but, whatever the challenge, the SKF Solution Factory works to find the answer by assembling a dedicated project team using experts from the company’s five platforms. The application challenge and knowledge applied to create the solution is then shared globally across the network of facilities. This expanding database of solutions helps customers to greater asset performance and reduced total cost of ownership throughout the life cycle of their operational assets.

“We are proud to open this new facility which has one hundred employees. The SKF Solution Factory hosts competences such as Machined Seals, Engineered Plastics, Remote Diagnostic Services, Training Solutions and Application and combines the full range of SKF’s broad expertise with workshop facilities. We help our customers improve performance, reduce energy use and lower their overall costs,” says Joao Ricciarelli, Managing Director of SKF Canada Limited.

The Toronto SKF Solution Factory is the 24th SKF Solution Factory globally, with other locations including China (Shanghai and Tianjin), Taiwan, India, South Africa, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Brazil, USA and France.


For further information, please contact:

Lars Ruuth, Marketing Manager, SKF Canada Limited

tel:+1 416 299 2836, mobile: +1 416 770 6721,

Media Hotline: +46 31 337 2400

Rebecca Janzon, Director, Press Relations
tel: +46 31-337 3880, mobile: +46 727-173880,

Marita Björk, Head of Investor Relations

tel: +46 31-337 1994, mobile: +46 705-181994, e-mail:

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