SKF USA opened its first SKF Solution Factory in the United States in Houston, Texas. The 25,000-sq.-ft. factory features applications engineering, spindle and ball screw repair, bearing application expertise, sealing solutions, lubrication system expertise, mechanical equipment services (including mounting, alignment, and balancing), remote condition monitoring and diagnostics, engineering consultancy services, and operator and worker training.

The aim of the factory is to provide resources under one roof to deliver customized and timely product and service packages tailored for particular operations. The factory is expected to enable asset efficiency, reliability and productivity.

The SKF Solution Factory will industries such as petroleum and gas, hydrocarbon processing, wind energy, and general manufacturing, among others.