With the start of the Formula One World Championship, SKF announces that it will equip the majority of the F1 cars with wheel bearings, making the company the leader in this bearing application for Formula One single seaters.
In addition to drawing on its five technology platforms (Bearings and units, Seals, Mechatronics, Services, and Lubrication Systems) SKF also taps into the knowledge gained from maintaining the longest running technical partnership in the sport of Formula One with Scuderia Ferrari, whose main brand has been recently recognized as the world’s most powerful one*. SKF racing solutions are engineered to deliver performance to meet the demands of the most extreme conditions of the highest categories of motorsports competitions.
The Formula One World Championship serves as an important test bed for SKF in order to transfer the developed technology into offers for the general automotive industry as well as to other industry applications.
The official technical partnership with Scuderia Ferrari includes supply of bearings for wheel ends, suspension, transmission, gear applications and KERS, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, as well as sealing solutions and engineering services.
*According to BrandFinance® Global 500.
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Phil Burge, Communication Manager, SKF (U.K.) Limited
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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 46,755. 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