Reduce costs and improve environmental performance

To support the manufacturing strategy, SKF focuses on developing and implementing new technology to increase reliability and flexibility, reduce costs and improve environmental performance.

Some examples include:
  • Improved product performance by an advanced selection of steel and heat treatment combination. In recent years considerable investment and implementations have been made in heat treatment equipment at many of SKF’s factories
  • Improved material utilization in all manufacturing process steps resulting in reduced waste, manufacturing variations and allowances
  • Intelligent machining and integrating sensors and measuring equipment into machines for more consistent and reliable manufacturing processes
  • Advanced intelligent technologies for vision systems and measuring enabling tighter control of manufacturing processes
  • New processes for improving sustainability, employing important enhanced energy utilization while reducing the use of process media
  • New methods for business excellence in manufacturing, resulting in improved equipment utilization and a stronger culture of active involvement of SKF’s employees
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