SKF has reportedly inked pact with Audi for providing its components for use on a range of vehicle models. The contract, which is estimated to the worth of nearly SEK 1 billion, includes the delivery of four different versions of wheel bearing units for the wheel-ends and a range of bearings for the new double clutch transmission. Deliveries would begin in 2013 from SKF factories in Spain and Italy.
SKF's wheel bearing units include an active ABS system and the flexible design that provide a cost-effective solution for a range of vehicles, using Audi's new modular MLB Evo-platform. Further, the company's transmission and clutch bearings are designed to meet Audi specific double clutch transmission needs.
SKF India provides products, solutions and services in the areas of rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrications systems. The company manufactures different types of bearings, seals including roller bearings, bearing units, housings, industrial and hydraulic seals, linear motion products, high precision bearing, spindles, electrical actuators, actuation systems and rolling bearing steel which are used in cars and truck wheels.