SKF is the international segment leader in providing comprehensive, quality-bearing solutions to enhance asset reliability since 1907.
The most recognisable brand of bearings globally, SKF leads in innovation and bearing technology, offering a comprehensive product range, world-class logistics, and total backup and product support.
What does this partnership mean to the customers of Bearings 2000?
The tie-up between B2K and SKF signifies more than a robust partnership. It fortifies the business operations of Bearings 2000 and provides their valued customers with multiple benefits:
Increased Supply Reliability: SKF’s local and international stockholding, broad product offerings, and industry-leading logistics enables B2K to maintain optimal and comprehensive stockholding at their distribution hubs in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. As a result, customers receive their orders on the same or next day on 80% or more of items enquired on, along with short lead times for special projects.
Back-up and Support: ‘Long-term thinking’ is one of B2K’s core values that drive decision-making concerning customers’ needs. B2K understands how important backup and support are; before, during, and after bearing fitment, to the long-term efficiency of customers’ operations. Partnering with SKF enables their in-house engineering support team to collaborate with SKF’s team of field service engineering, condition monitoring experts, and fitment teams.
Effective prevention and detection of counterfeit bearings: In contrast to other premium brands, SKF have experienced minimal cases of counterfeit bearing incidents and seizures in South Africa. This can be attributed to the effectiveness of a locally based dedicated SKF brand protection team. By specifying SKF in inquiries and orders placed on us being authorised SKF distributors, the risk of being supplied counterfeit products with the resulting potential damage to personnel and equipment is largely eliminated.
Open Source for SKF Supply to Customers: Previously, SKF customers dealt mostly solely with the SKF distributor in their area. Today, however, Bearings 2000 is able to utilise its expertise and broad stockholding based throughout the country to offer SKF products widely and competitively to all sectors and customers in all major centres.
- Supplementary Offerings: To complement the full range of SKF rolling bearings and housing units, B2K offers the following additional SKF product ranges and services:
- Cooper split bearings (Cooper was recently acquired by SKF)
- A complete power transmission product range
- Comprehensive sealing ranges and solutions
- Maintenance products (MaPro) including specialised tools and lubrication solutions.
- Condition monitoring equipment and related support services
- Field services including bearing and transmission fitment by SKF engineers
If you have any questions, please contact Bearings 2000.
Source: Bearings 2000