Mississauga, ON – Lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has received a letter of intent from the SKF Lubrication Business Unit (LBU) designating the company as a SKF LBU System House for both Lincoln and SKF brands.
In November 2012, FLO reached an agreement with SKF LBU to become a key distributor in Ontario of SKF brand lubrication products and solutions for industrial applications (manufacturing, processing & packaging). With this new announcement, FLO becomes the first official SKF LBU System House able to offer the entire spectrum of Lincoln and SKF Lube Solutions, for all applications including on-road trucks and vehicles and off-road mobile and stationary equipment.
According to Len Shpeley, Ontario district manager for SKF Lubrication Systems, “Over the past 35 years, FLO Components has and continues to set the standard for what a lubrication system house should be. We look forward to seeing this same level of professionalism, commitment and expertise applied to the SKF Brand Lubrication Products platform.
Over the short-term, the current SKF Technical & Engineering support team will work alongside FLO to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible. Chris Deckert, president of FLO Components, added that the company has hired an installation technician from SKF to join its current service and installation team.
Deckert offered some background on how FLO obtained its new status; “The collective efforts of FLO staff have been recognized by SKF LBU management. FLO’s superior performance and on-going commitment as a team in building the Lincoln brand over the long-term created this new opportunity for us. Since 1999, we have won five Outstanding Distributor Awards and were recognized in 2010 by then Lincoln as an important part of its success over 100 years of being in business. Now another honour — we are the first dual brand SKF LBU System House in Canada and the second one in North America (the first one in the USA received its letter of intent three hours before us).”
According to FLO’s marketing specialist, Gabriel Lopez; “The ‘SKF branded’ lube product compliments the ‘Lincoln branded’ lube product, filling in gaps which existed in the Lincoln line for some special applications. With the addition of the SKF line, we can now offer complete cradle-to-grave lubrication solutions for large operations with several diverse requirements, such as sand and gravel pits, cement plants and paving plants.”