SKF, the knowledge engineering company, has recently appointed Ashton Seals Ltd, a leading supplier of O-Rings and associated sealing products, as a specialist distributor for its comprehensive range of sealing solutions. This agreement will provide Ashton Seals’ customers with access to the SKF range of power transmission seals, hydraulic seals, fluid handling seals and machined seals, which are used across a diverse range of applications, ranging from steel and automotive through to food processing and pharmaceutical.
Zoe Fearnley, Commercial Director of Ashton Seals commented, “This is a fantastic development for both our companies and I am confident that expanding our range of sealing solutions will benefit our customers. We are committed to enhancing our product portfolio in response to their needs. As a company we pride ourselves on our second to none customer service which coupled with SKF’s highest quality products mean that our relationship will provide enormous benefit throughout the industry.”
Barrie Archer, Distributor Development Manager, SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service, said, “Combining our joint specialist knowledge and experience, the relationship with Ashton Seals, as our new seals distributor in the UK, will enable us to serve our nationwide customers that require proven, high performance sealing solutions, perhaps most importantly, quickly and with unrivalled levels of customer service.”
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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2012 were SEK 64,575 million and the number of employees was 46,775. www.skf.com
SKF in the UK and Ireland has 18 strategically placed locations, which includes 11 manufacturing sites (three bearings and eight machined seals). The number of employees is 1,023 and there are over 400 distributor locations. www.skf.co.uk