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SKF Canada acquires lubrication systems firm in Ontario

Toronto, ON -- SKF Canada Ltd. has acquired Automatic Lubrication Systems (ALS) of Burlington, Ont., effective Marc...


Toronto, ON — SKF Canada Ltd. has acquired Automatic Lubrication Systems (ALS) of Burlington, Ont., effective March 2, 2007. ALS is a service company to Canadian mobile transportation equipment and industrial machinery customers for Vogel Centralized Lubrication systems.

ALS is a multi-million dollar sales organization with a team of 17 personnel serving the Canadian marketplace. It celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2006.

ALS is a family run organization, founded in 1976 by Nick Nyenhuis, who will continue in his leadership role and further develop lubrication business opportunities.

In announcing this acquisition, Jan Lindhe, president of SKF Canada, commented, The combination the ALS team with SKF Canada strengthens our lubrication capabilities and solidifies our leadership position within the Canadian marketplace. We look forward to the ALS management team and personnel joining the SKF family.

Nyenhuis further commented, SKF capabilities and market knowledge enables ALS to grow into other industrial segments. The synergies are numerous and access to SKF technical knowledge will allow us to further expand our customer base and contribute to the success of the SKF Lubrication Systems.

In 2007, the SKF Group is celebrating its 100th Anniversary, being founded in Sweden in 1907. “SKF has evolved from a global leader in bearing related products and services to a Knowledge Engineering Company with a strategic focus including bearings, seals, lubrication systems, mechatronics and reliability systems,” said Lindhe.

For more information on SKFs products and solutions offering, send an e-mail to marketing@skf.ca or visit www.skf.ca.