SKF Signs SEK 900 Million Long-Term Contract with Turbomeca
10-year agreement for engine bearings
GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- June 20, 2013
SKF (STO:SKFA)(STO:SKFB)(Pink Sheets:SKFRY)(LSE:SKFB) has signed a long-term
contract for around SEK 900 million with Turbomeca, a division of the
French-based Safran. The contract includes the supply of
for the latest Turbomeca engine, Arrano.
“The bearings used within a helicopter engine are key components that
contribute to reduced wear, increased longevity and overall engine
performance. SKF is proud to gain this business which is a clear sign of new
confidence demonstrated by Turbomeca and will strengthen our partnership”,
says Stephane Le-Mounier, Director SKF Aerospace.
“We are pleased to sign this contract with SKF, which is positioned as a
partner in the field of innovation, as well as operational performance. This
contract exemplifies our strategy to identify key suppliers, to involve them
in advanced developments and as a result get a long term commitment”, says
Olivier Andriès, CEO for Turbomeca.
The new Arrano, 1100 HP engine is designed to equip four to six ton
helicopters. It will offer 10 to 15 per cent lower fuel consumption,
contributing to improved performance (range and payload) and reduced
provides highly engineered, customized solutions to aircraft, helicopter,
engine, and system manufacturers, including main-shaft and transmission
bearings, seals and precision elastomeric devices.
SKF is a leading global supplier of
lubrication systems(http://www.skf.com/portal/skf_lub?lang=en), and
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.
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