SKF Group is one of the leading global suppliers of products, solutions and services within rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Services include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring and training.

The SKF Group

SKF was founded in 1907 and grew at a rapid rate to become a global company. As early as 1920, the company was well established in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Africa. Today, SKF is represented in more than 130 countries. The company has more than 100 manufacturing sites and also sales companies supported by about 15,000 distributor locations. SKF also has a widely used e-business marketplace and an efficient global distribution system.

SKF in the food and beverage industry

Few industrial environments can match the diverse and difficult operating conditions found in the food and beverage processing industries: extreme temperatures and moist, contamination-prone environments; frequent washdowns that degrade equipment and cause lubricant leakage; and repetitive tasks and hazardous work environments.

All of these factors combine to make an impact on machinery and productivity. With continuous pressure to reduce prices and comply with strict health and safety, environmental regulations, and rising costs for energy and labour, the need is greater than ever to optimise equipment reliability to maximise uptime and productivity.

Combining SKF expertise in bearings, seals, lubrication, mechatronics and services with decades of application experience in the food and beverage industries, SKF provides solutions for every stage in the process: preparation, heating, cooling and post-production packaging. We offer solutions for wet, contaminated and abrasive environments and we can help you optimise performance and maintenance throughout your plant, including your auxiliary equipment. These solutions can deliver a number of important benefits:

Higher efficiency

Maximise output from equipment by extending mean time between failures and solving challenging application problems.

Improved hygiene, foreign body prevention

Help eliminate conditions that foster food-borne illnesses and meet the requirements in accordance with ISO 22000 on food safety.

Operator safety

Reduce risk of injuries from repetitive manual tasks, heavy loads, and slippery environments.

Waste reduction

Satisfy tough new environmental regulations by reducing waste, water and lubricant usage, as well as the impact of washdowns on local ecosystems.

Energy savings

Improve efficiency of machinery and auxiliary equipment, from electric motors and pumps to refrigeration systems.