SKF meets powerful performance demands for wheel bearings in SUVs

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    2014 October 29, 14:00 CEST

    Gothenburg, 29 October, 2014: SKF is supplying Daimler with wheel hub bearing units, for front and rear wheels, to their new small SUV Mercedes-Benz GLA.

    Tryggve Sthen, President, SKF Automotive says, “We have been delivering solutions to Daimler for many years now. It is always great to see new vehicle models, equipped with solutions from SKF. This latest crossover is an appealing model for combined city and off-road driving. SKF’s wheel hub bearing units are designed to meet the demands of many different driving conditions with high performance and smoothness.”

    SKF’s wheel hub bearing units support the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system to deliver powerful performance – on or off the road. In rough road conditions, the GLA can send up to 50% of the torque to the rear wheels to maximize traction and handling.

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    Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1215 801 8722;

    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 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.

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