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CR Industrial Seals operation to be absorbed by SKF Canada

Toronto -- May 23, 2001 -- Effective July 3, 2001, SKF Canada Limited will be responsible for the sales, customer s...


Toronto — May 23, 2001 — Effective July 3, 2001, SKF Canada Limited will be responsible for the sales, customer service and order processing activities of the CR Industrial Seals product line in Canada.

“In our continuing efforts to provide a comprehensive commitment to customer service for our customers, we are pleased to announce the amalgamation of CR Industrial Seal products into the SKF Canada range of products and services, ” said Jan Lindhe, president of SKF Canada

As of July 3, all authorized distributors will be able to order their CR Industrial Seal products through SKF Canada electronically or through regional Customer Service centres in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

“Our recent announcements outlining our CoLinx LLC partnership with several premium brand industrial companies will provide shared web-based services and integrated logistics within North America,” added Lindhe. “We look forward to providing further announcements in the near future regarding these customer support initiatives in Canada.”

CR Seals is a division of AB SKF and has operated in Canada with a dedicated sales force and customer service function. These changes will provide SKF authorized distributors with a “one order – one shipment” function for the complete range of CR Industrial Seals and SKF bearings and related products.