SKF is now starting production in Tver, Russia of the new generation of sealed, disposable lubrication and compact conical bearing units for Russian and international railway customers. The units are used both for freight cars and railway vehicles.
Vilokan’s expertise is contributing to SKF’s environmental commitment. The environmental benefits for the factory include natural daylight in 90% of the plant, and needs-led ventilation in large areas with carbon dioxide monitoring. The building also has an energy performance 40% lower than average and is equipped with an innovative evaporation system supplied by Vilokan. The system recycles 100% of the water in the phosphate process.
The factory is one of the most modern in the world for producing railway bearings, and follows our BeyondZero® strategy of running and developing our operation with minimal impact on the environment. Furthermore, the investment supports our growth in Russia and strengthens our position on the global railway market,” says Tom Johnstone, President and CEO of SKF. The factory will be one of the first in Russia and Europe to have LEED certification – an internationally recognized standard for sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings.