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SKF rotates to its core strength – bearings

9th March 2017 SKF has taken a strategic decision to shift its global business focus back to the company’s core strength – bearings. As a leading global technology provider since 1907, SKF has over the years developed a holistic product and service offering that is integral to bearing performance and... 

Moving materials with a sustainable focus

2nd March 2017 Products like low-friction bearings can extend the life of conveyors and lifts and help to boost sustainability in the material handling sector, says Jerome Pommereul, Global Business Engineer at SKF. The climate meeting in Paris in 2016 (COP21) proved that politicians are capable of coming to... 

Making sense of insulation testing

23rd February 2017 Insulation problems are to blame for around 30% or more of motor failures – meaning that electrical motor testing should be a larger part of every condition monitoring regime. Mike Teska, Product Line Manager at SKF, explains. Motors are being asked to work with less margin and cost these days,... 

SKF quality, value & service secures tender for German-owned OEM

22nd February 2017 The value and quality of SKF bearings assisted a long-standing OEM customer in securing a tender for a refurbishing project at one of South Africa’s a power utility plant. The project comprised the refurbishment of 20 rocker arms. The German-owned engineering company would normally source their... 
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Metair sees 7% drop in profit, signs supply agreement with Daimler

Manufacturer, distributor and retailer of energy storage solutions and automotive components, Metair, has secured a multiyear supply agreement, from 2018 onwards, for the supply of enhanced flooded start/stop batteries to German car maker Daimler, in Europe, says MD Theo Loock. Speaking in... 

Building Confidence Index improves for the third consecutive quarter

The First National Bank(FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index improved for the third consecutive quarter, rising by three points to 43 in the first quarter of this year. This marks the highest confidence in more than a year, FNB property economist John Loos said in a... 
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