MRO Magazine

FLO Components named key distributor for SKF lubrication products


November 22, 2012
By PEM Magazine

Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has reached an agreement with SKF Group’s Lubrication Business Unit to become a key distributor of SKF brand lubrication products and solutions in Ontario.

Commenting on this announcement, Chris Deckert, president of FLO Components, said: “We’ve been lube solutions experts and trusted lubrication advisors for our clients since 1977. Now we have even more solutions to offer. The ‘SKF branded’ lube product compliments the ‘Lincoln branded’ lube product, filling in gaps which existed in the Lincoln line for some unique special applications. With the addition of the SKF branded lube product line, our customers are now supported by an even more complete one-stop shop for all their lubrication needs. Combined with our thirty-five years focus on customer service, one phone call is all it takes.”

FLO Components has been the leading distributor in Ontario for Lincoln Industrial Corp. since FLO opened in 1977. They earned the ‘Distinguished Distributor Award,’ awarded annually for outstanding sales performance to one or two distributors in North America, in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2010. In 2010, as part of their "100 Years in Business Celebrations," Lincoln recognized distributors who, over the long term, consistently supported Lincoln in growing not just sales and market share but also product and new market development. FLO was honoured to be among a select few to receive the ‘Celebrating 100 Years’ Distributor Award.’ 

“In October 2010, Lincoln, the world leader in lubrication equipment, was purchased outright by the SKF Group of Sweden in order to gain access to its (Lincoln’s) deep line of complimentary lubrication products and its extensive and well established world-wide distribution network,” Deckert says. “It was a natural progression for FLO to take on the SKF Brand Lubrication products given FLO’s proven track record as a Lubrication Solutions Provider and the rich history FLO shared with the Lincoln brand.”