SKF India announced the inauguration of SKF Solution Factory in eastern region, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. This is SKF’s third Solution Factory in India, after the main facility in west, in Pune and the satellite unit in north, in Manesar.
The Jamshedpur facility will serve as another satellite unit and focus on large sized bearing remanufacturing analysis process, manufacturing of customized machined seals for hydraulic cylinders, basic hydraulic cylinder repair and maintenance-related training solutions from SKF. This factory will cater to the customers, primarily focusing on the metals and mining industry in the Eastern part of India with competencies across SKF’s technology platforms and specific asset management and maintenance services.
Commenting on the inauguration, Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF India Ltd said, “SKF Solution Factory is a unique global proposition through which we deliver our customized services combining SKF’s knowledge, experience and technology. We see services as one of the key drivers of growth, complementing our unmatched product range. The Jamshedpur SKF Solution Factory will play a pivotal role in bringing integrated solutions at customer’s doorstep by providing asset management solutions, resulting in higher speed of service deployment for our customers in the eastern region.
Lokesh Saxena, Business Head - OEM Business & Services, Industrial Markets, SKF India Ltd, said, “The prime objective of every SKF Solution Factory is to bring SKF knowledge closer to our customers. SKF Solution Factory combines SKF’s technology, global and local knowledge and experience across geographies and will act as a catalyst to long term asset efficiency and reliability. Over the years, we have seen a rising demand for our maintenance solutions and we are confident that the new Jamshedpur facility will enable us to deliver SKF knowledge to our customers in the eastern region.”
SKF Solution Factory is a unique proposition from SKF where people and technology come together to create optimised asset performance across industries. The idea is to expand the scope of our services business and deliver solutions to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership. SKF India set up the first SKF Solution Factory in 2009 in Pune and gradually scaled up operations to provide a number of services to customers. Pune remains the central Solution Factory as it will support the local unit with central services.