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SKF customers come from a wide range of industries, and have an even wider range of needs. 

To better support them, SKF has actively looked for companies with deep areas of expertise that complement our own.

These are shown below: well-known and knowledgeable companies that SKF is proud to be affiliated with. Use the links to find more about each.


GLOi, a Swedish-based alignment technology solutions company. was founded in 2010 by veterans from the field of alignment. Leveraging modern mobile and table platforms, GLOi developed and launched an integrated shaft alignment solution based on the iOS software platform used by iPads and iPhones. GLOi product development capabilities include measurement expertise, hardware and mechanical design, firmware and software development, as well as marketing and documentation. In addition to product development, the company also assembles, calibrates, tests and packs the products. GLOi was acquired by SKF on 10 September 2014.

Hofmann Engineering North America

Hofmann Engineering North America is a high-precision machining operation based in Cambridge, Ontario, and has 16 employees. The company predominantly serves OEM customers handling large components in North America – mainly in Canada. Its offerings include large pinion and gear solutions, precision grinding, and custom engineering projects. Hofmann Engineering was acquired by SKF on 10 September 2014.

Kaydon Corporation

Kaydon Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of Kaydon thin section and slewing ring bearings and Cooper split roller bearings. Velocity control products include ACE industrial shock absorbers, Hahn gas springs and Fabreeka vibration isolation products. Specialty products include Kaydon filters and filtration systems, custom balls, rings and seals, as well as environmental services including Purafil air quality solutions. Kaydon become part of SKF on October 16, 2013.


Spandau pumps have been a driving force in mechanical engineering for more than 80 years. Though recognized for reliability in delivering cooling agents, these pumps provide solutions for numerous other applications, including printing machines, optical devices, humidifiers and air conditioning units. Available in a range of models and materials, Spandau pumps also are utilized in laser technology and in the surface and process engineering industries, handling both cryogenic and extremely hot liquids, as well as aggressive and abrasive media.


For over 90 years Alemite has been a leader in the lubrication industry specializing in tools and equipment. The company's products are used in manufacturing,construction, agriculture,automotive, pulp and paper, aircraft maintenance, marine and mining industries, providing maximum efficiency, productivity and reliability. Products include fittings, grease guns, hose reels, pump, meters and control valves, used fluid handling equipment, automatic lubrication systems, compressed air components, fluid monitoring and inventory management systems. Alemite became part of SKF Group on 28 December 2010.


For over 100 years Lincoln has been a leader in the lubrication industry. The company specializes in centralized lubrication systems that automatically direct precise amounts of grease or oil to pins, bushings and other lubrication points. Lincoln also manufactures high-pressure pumps and accessories for pumping heavy, viscous material and for large-scale lubrication applications. The company offers a full line of general lubrication products as well. Lincoln's global manufacturing and a worldwide network of service providers supports manufacturing, mining, heavy industry, construction, agriculture, transportation and other industries. Lincoln became part of SKF on 28 December 2010.


Reelcraft is the leading global manufacturer of the widest range of hose reels, cord reels and cable reels for industrial, commercial and professional applications. Reelcraft's key focus is to produce durable, quality products that make hoses, cords and cables more productive, keep them easily accessible and make them last longer. Reelcraft became part of SKF on 28 December 2010.

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