Gteborg, Sweden — SKF recently opened an Industrial Services Centre in Moscow, Russia, to widen its range of advanced services in Russia and other Commonwealth Independent States (CIS) countries. The Service Centre in Moscow will include bearing reconditioning and spindle service for machine tools.
The Centre, which is located on a 1,500 sq m facility in the southern part of Moscow, is equipped to be able to help customers to meet the demands of the rapidly growing industry, to improve manufacturing processes reliability, productivity and quality, as well as to optimise asset utilization.
As early as 1914, SKF started its activities in Russia, had to close in the 1920s and returned with its own sales company in 1991.
The most important customer segments in the Russian market are industrial distributors, metals industry, industrial electrical, and pulp and paper. Some promising projects are also running in the oil and gas industry. Sales to this market have developed positively for SKF over recent years, with an average growth of 20% per year.
SKF today operates Industrial Services Centres in all major marketplaces in the world: North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The Russian centre is the first in Eastern Europe.