SKF has been chosen by the Indian Railways, to supply seals for the refurbishment of tapered bearing units for freight cars.
It is the single largest order, worth around 20 MSEK, released by the Indian Railways, New Delhi to any individual supplier for seals. The seals will be manufactured in the SKF plant in Bangalore.
SKF is proud to be a partner with the Indian Railways in providing sustainable solutions that are world class and with minimal impact on the environment, says Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF India Limited.
Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting more than two million tonnes of freight daily. With the number of mega-cities increasing, the need to develop sustainable mobility is an absolute priority today as there is a natural need for replacement and maintenance of wagons and components.
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