April 2, 2014 08:14 UTC

SKF Receives 2013 Excellent Quality Supplier Award from Hino Motors, a Toyota Group Company

GOTHENBURG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SKF (STO:SKFB) (STO:SKFA) (Pink Sheets:SKFRY) (LSE:SKFB)

SKF has received the Excellent Quality Supplier award from Hino Motors, a Toyota Group company, in recognition for zero customer complaints as a result of outstanding performance in quality in 2013. SKF has been in partnership with Hino, the leading truck manufacturer in Japan, since 2011.

Ulrich Selig, Director for SKF Automotive in Asia says, “It is a true honor and highly satisfying to receive this recognition from Hino. We started delivering tapered roller bearings (TRB) to Hino in 2012. Their demanding requirements and high quality standard is a positive challenge for us that we have been able to meet. We are very proud to be an engineering partner helping Hino to build even more efficient and high performing trucks, which provide truck owners with a positive total cost of ownership for their business.”

“SKF is one of our key suppliers. To receive this award, the supplier has to be very skilled in engineering and manufacturing, and be able to deliver a very high quality performance. It is expected that SKF’s high technology focus and knowledge brings value to Hino and provides a great benefit to us when designing future truck models. We can see a strong partner in SKF and look forward to growing together,” says Yasuhiko Ichinashi, CEO, Hino Motors.

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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 around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com

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