SKF opened two new bearing facilities in India to support the nation’s growing demand and strengthen its manufacturing presence in Asian markets. The Haridwar factory will primarily serve two-wheeler manufacturers in Uttarakhand, an emerging industrial hub, and further contribute to the growing vehicle aftermarket in India. The Ahmedabad factory will manufacture medium- to large-size bearings of various types to serve the railway and wind industries.
SKF is committed to developing environmentally friendly products and to reducing CO2 emissions from its factories. As a result, the Haridwar factory, which will employ around 200 people, was built according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Green Factory recommendations. The Ahmedabad facility, which will employ around 300 people when full capacity is reached, was built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard.