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SKF to close French bearing plant

Gteborg, Sweden -- SKF France today announced its intention to close its bearing factory in Thomery, France. Locat...


Industry

November 12, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Gteborg, Sweden — SKF France today announced its intention to close its bearing factory in Thomery, France. Located close to Fontainebleau at Seine et Marne, the factory has 206 employees.

“This restructuring project is necessary to improve the productivity and thus the competitiveness of the product range of small ball bearings and thin section bearings presently made at the Thomery plant,” says Jean Tournoux, president of SKF France.

The volumes manufactured at the Thomery plant would be transferred to other SKF factories, mainly in France.

The cost of the restructuring project will be included in the provisions to be taken for the fourth quarter, which were announced in SKF’s nine-month report in October this year.

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