The SKF Group is the leading global supplier of products, services and solutions in six interrelated core technologies comprising bearings and units, power transmission, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication solutions.
As the world leader and innovator in bearing technology for more than 100 years, SKF has a unique understanding of rotating equipment and how machine components and industrial processes are interrelated, in every major industry worldwide.
This knowledge – coupled with our expertise in sealing solutions, lubrication systems, linear motion, machinery maintenance, mechatronics, and services – enables us to deliver real-world solutions that help maximize mechanical performance over the entire lifecycle of an asset.
As a result, SKF is your single source for off-the-shelf and customised technology products, solutions and services.
Global resources, local deployment
SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15 000 distributor locations worldwide. Our global footprint provides local access to our extensive range of technologies and services and ensures that you can benefit from local support.
Many of the core products and technologies covered in this brochure are available from your local SKF Authorised Distributor. Some of our more specialized products, systems and consultancy services are available by contacting your nearest SKF representative, or at our expanding network of SKF Solution Factories. Wherever and however we deliver them, SKF solutions can help your operation:
- Improve productivity
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Improve energy efficiency
- Optimise design
- Reduce time to market
- Reduce total cost of ownership
SKF South Africa, headquartered in Witfield, Boksburg, Gauteng, entered the South African market in 1914 and offers local industry a full range of solutions and services around its six core technologies. By utilising capabilities from all or some of the technologies, SKF develops tailor-made solutions for each customer segment and adds value by assisting customers to improve performance and reduce energy consumption and total cost of ownership.
Only SKF South Africa can provide integrated bearing solutions to improve asset reliability. As the OEM for its products, SKF can combine unique bearing technologies, lubrication systems, sealing solutions and a wide range of mechanical engineering and asset management services to solve problems, enhance machine reliability and lower total cost of ownership. SKF is active in a broad spectrum of industries, offering industry specific solutions. Since 1914, SKF South Africa has developed unparalleled experience in serving local customers with solutions for African conditions.
SKF services its customers through a significant investment in central stock holding as well as stock strategically located at any one of our over 40 distributors throughout the region.
SKF’s unique supply chain system connects local distributors directly to the SKF European Distribution Centre and to SKF factories abroad through the global SKF supply chain system.
The SKF brand is synonymous with quality and SKF South Africa is ISO 9001 certified. SKF South Africa is also committed to environmentally responsible growth as well as health and safety management and has attained both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.
SKF South Africa fully endorses the governments policies and practices in redressing the imbalances of the past and as such embraces the philosophy of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEE). At present SKF South Africa’s BBBEE status is that of a level 6 contributor.
Various of SKF South Africa’s courses, as provided by the SKF Training Solutions, are now BINDT and merSETA accredited.