About us

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication, condition monitoring and maintenance services.

SKF was founded in 1907 by Sven Wingquist in Gothenburg/Sweden. The company is represented in more than 130 countries with 15 technical centers, 103 manufacturing sites and more than 17,000 distributor locations worldwide.

In 2021 net sales were SEK 81,732 million (ca. Euro 8.1 bn), the number of employees was 38,385 (2020).

SKF works to reduce friction, make things run faster, longer, cleaner and more safely. Doing this in the most effective, productive and sustainable way contributes to the vision – A world of reliable rotation.

In Germany, SKF has about 6,600 employees; out of these ca. 4,100 are working in Schweinfurt, where SKF GmbH is located and which is the largest production site in SKF Group.

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