SKF group is a supplier of rolling bearings, bearing housings, bearing units, seals, lubrication systems, condition monitoring, drive and motion control products. At the same time, SKF also provides a variety of services such as application engineering, 3D computer modeling, cloud platform status monitoring, asset management services and training.
In 1907, Mr. Winquist, a young Maintenance Engineer in Goteborg, Sweden, was very annoyed by the frequent damage of the bearing. He invented the self-aligning ball bearing and successfully founded SKF Bearing Company in the same year.
Today, SKF has 108 production bases worldwide, with sales companies in more than 130 countries and over 17000 distributors. In 2016, the group's annual sales amounted to SEK 72 billion 787 million, with an employee turnover of 44868. Currently the chairman of the board of directors of AB SKF is Mr. Leif stling, the president and chief executive of the company is Mr. Deng Lixin (Alrik Danielsson).
About SKF (China)
SKF's history in China has a long history. In 1912, five years after the establishment of SKF by Mr. Winquist, China's first SKF agent appeared in Shanghai. In 1916, SKF set up a sales company in Shanghai and operated until 1951.
In 1986, SKF launched its business in China through its consignment Station in Shanghai. In 1988, SKF set up a sales company in Hongkong, named skafs China Limited. Since 1994, SKF has started to set up factories in China. To cope with the long-term development in the rapidly developing Chinese market, SKF (China) Investment Co., Ltd. was formally established in 1997, and later renamed SKF (China) Limited, which is the headquarters of SKF in China. Mr. Tang Yurong is the current president of SKF China and is responsible for SKF's business in China.
SKF has achieved rapid development in China through its successful experience gained from different industries in different parts of the world. SKF currently owns in China:
The 18 production bases are Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Ji'nan, Pinghu, Wuhu, Changzhou, Changshu, Qingdao and so on.
18 regional sales offices
1 global technology centers: Shanghai
1 Northeast Asian distribution centers: Shanghai
The 1 solution factory: Shanghai
About 250 dealer authorized channels
About 6000 employees