Bringing a world of SKF knowledge to the U.S. market
SKF USA Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of SKF Group, a world leader in rolling bearings and related technologies including sealing solutions, lubrication systems, mechatronics (combining mechanics and electronics into intelligent systems), and services. Twenty-eight of SKF’s 140 global manufacturing sites are located in the U.S., including facilities for the production of seals, lubrication systems, linear motion products, actuation systems, and rolling bearings.
SKF USA is a major provider of products and technology to original equipment manufacturers and industrial operations in virtually every major industry, including transportation, paper, mining, oil and gas, food and beverage, machine tool, metals, aerospace and energy, among others. SKF is also an industry leader in the area of condition monitoring, supplying advanced hardware and integrated software solutions for plant asset management optimization.
For the auto industry, the SKF Vehicle Service Market serves the aftermarket for cars and commercial vehicles by providing high quality products and premium services to its customers, whether the focus is on maintaining vehicles or supplying products to those who do.
SKF groups its technologies in five platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services, and lubrication systems. By utilizing capabilities from these platforms, SKF develops tailor-made solutions to help customers improve performance, reduce energy use and lower total costs.
In addition to thousands of SKF products and services available through a network of more than 4,000 U.S.-based authorized distributors, SKF USA provides customized application engineering solutions via SKF Solution Factories in Houston, TX, and Cleveland, OH, where the newest and largest facility opened in August, 2012. These Solution Factories are two of 19 such facilities around the world. In addition, the SKF North American Technical Center in Plymouth, MI, provides a range of engineering and testing services.
SKF USA’s origins date from 1909, when the SKF Ball Bearing Co. was founded in New York. Today, SKF USA is based in Lansdale, PA, in a new corporate headquarters building that is a designated LEED Platinum Certified and solar-powered facility.
There’s a lot we all take for granted. We’re counting on trams, subway trains and buses to take us through our cities safely and sustainably. We trust water treatment facilities to supply us with fresh water, and the food industry to safeguard us from allergens and bacteria. We expect wind farms to keep our lights on, and cars to be electric. There are a million other every day needs to satisfy – and a planet to take care of.
In a world shaped by population growth, urbanization, digitalization and environmental concerns, industrial reality is the true challenge. And that’s exactly where we at SKF want to be. Right at the centre, providing reliable rotation for the real world.
Our expertise is built on the development, design and manufacture of bearings, seals and lubrication systems. And we also provide machine health assessment, engineering and remanufacturing services. But what we’re really offering is an arena for innovation – an opportunity for our customers to use the tools we provide to explore, improve or rethink the performance of their rotating equipment. A place where even the smallest adjustment can make a big difference.