SKF bearing factory in Ahmedabad, India awarded LEED Gold certification

  SKF bearing factory in Ahmedabad, India awarded LEED Gold certification

Business Wire

GÖTEBORG, Sweden -- March 27, 2013

SKF announces that the newly built bearing factory in Ahmedabad, India was
awarded the coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold
certification by IGBC (India Green Building Council). With this certification,
the Ahmedabad factory became the first bearing factory in India to be
certified by LEED rating and the third SKF facility across the globe to attain
a LEED certification.

Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO said, “SKF made the decision some years
ago that all our new facilities should be built to the LEED standard. I am
delighted that Ahmedabad has achieved Gold status, which will ensure we
achieve world-class environmental performance – minimizing the local and
global environmental impacts as much as possible. This is an important step in
us achieving our aggressive new climate targets, which we launched last year.
We strive to reduce our impact on the environment throughout the full value
chain from the raw materials we select to the way we run our operations to
developing customer solutions as in the SKF BeyondZero portfolio.”

"It is important that business growth takes place without compromising the
sustainability of the future. SKF India is committed to sustainable growth and
this is reflected in everything that we do. With this certification, the
Ahmedabad plant opens another page in the journey of sustainability for SKF in
India," said Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head, SKF in
India. The features that enabled the facility to achieve the LEED Gold
certification:

- Energy efficiency: The factory has 23 % better energy efficiency compared to
normal building standards.

- Water reduction: Uses 30 % less water compared to normal building standards.

- Excellent indoor air quality. - Overall lower local and global environmental
impact.

Aktiebolaget SKF (publ)

SKF is a leading global supplier of
bearings(http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/products?contentId=876709&lang=en),
seals(http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/products?contentId=238358&lang=en),
mechatronics(http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/products?contentId=447144&lang=en),
lubrication systems(http://www.skf.com/portal/skf_lub?lang=en), and
services(http://www.skf.com/portal/skf_lub/home/services?contentId=867934&lang=en)
which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services,
engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130
countries and has around15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales
in 2012 were SEK 64,575 million and the number of employees was 46,775.
www.skf.com

® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group. ™ BeyondZero is a trademark
of the SKF Group.

This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com

Contact:

SKF
MEDIA HOTLINE: 46 31337 2400
or
PRESS: Rebecca Janzon
Director, Press Relations
tel: 46 31337 3880
mobile: 46 727-173880
e-mail: rebecca.janzon@skf.com
or
INVESTOR RELATIONS: Marita Björk
Head of Investor Relations
tel: 46 31-337 1994
mobile: 46 705-181994
e-mail: marita.bjork@skf.com
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.