SKF signs strategic partnership agreement with Chinese wind power gearbox manufacturer

Gothenburg, Sweden, 4 March, 2015: SKF has signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with Chinese wind power gearbox manufacturer Chongqing Gearbox Co., Ltd., strengthening the relationship between the two companies.


“We are welcoming the strategic partnership agreement since it will invigorate our already existing cooperation further. We hope for a close collaboration where we can combine our skills with goal to develop competitive solutions for the wind energy market,” says Sunny Chan, SKF Sales Director, Energy and Drives, China.

“By signing the partnership agreement our intention is to increase the collaboration with SKF in order for us to continue offering the market attractive solutions based on the best technology, service and cost,” says Ding Hui, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Director, Chongqing Gearbox Co., Ltd.

The partnership means that SKF will become Chongqing Gearbox Co., Ltd.’s main bearing supplier and provide engineering support in the development of new gearbox solutions. Recently SKF received an order of bearings worth over SEK 150 million.

Chongqing Gearbox Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and specializes in manufacturing gearboxes, couplings and dampers.

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