SKF Australia Pty Ltd
SKF’s technology solutions are bearings & units, seals, power transmission, services and lubrication systems. The technology and industrial experience enables a wide range of capabilities possible.
Specialist teams for each SKF technology platform work closely together with the industry and sales organisations. Their goal is to provide advanced integrated solutions that meet customer needs, whether it be to develop new products, improve production efficiency, increase profitability or reduce environmental impact.
SKF is a global company with global supply chain and local presence. Local experts – supported by global industrial and technical specialists – combine their skills with proven successes from similar industries worldwide to provide viable solutions for customers.
The defence industry is an important part of the SKF business. SKF’s ambition is to be the global market and technology leader in the defence industry in the fields of rotating equipment products for Land, Sea or Air.
Why rely on SKF:
* Security of Supply: Offices in every state and head office located in Melbourne with large warehouses to stock for key customers.
SKF’s financial, operational and work force stability.
* SKF reliability systems and application engineers assuring prompt customer service, engineering, Root Cause Failure Analysis
(RCFA), customisation, training, and more.
* A knowledgeable local partner. Large and experienced local team dedicated to defence, in total 100+ years of local industry
experience, including advanced design and engineering capabilities.
* An innovative supplier investing in R&D. SKF’s extensive global R&D achieving increased service life, lower friction and higher loads
for bearings and long life seals.
SKF Alignment to Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS) 2016.
Transparent relationship between SKF and its key partners. SKF’s ‘Business Excellence’ (BE) operation includes efficient contract monitoring and management in view to operate at optimum efficiencies. SKF constantly conducts its capabilities assessment turning research into capabilities. The assessment shall be performed through participation in industry seminars or customer concerns management. SKF plays a role of strong player in the industry by offering reliable space and weight saving life cost reduction solutions.
A new approach to Innovation
At SKF every business transformation is evaluated with caution. SKF has a 6-Sigma culture with trained engineers. Business Excellence (BE) is about delivering value to customers in the most effective and efficient way possible, through utilising the knowledge of employees, partners and the company's technology. BE focuses on reducing waste and eliminating non-value added activities. Integration of civil technologies into military application proving cost efficient service.
SKF’s operations locally and globally thrive for competitiveness in every aspect of business, whether it is Quality, Environment Sustainability or Health and safety of those involved. SKF is a recognised brand globally and have the potential to be exported with minimum defiance. SKF’s capability life cycle including the agility in product development and customer service provides a competitive edge in the defence industry.
SKF is constantly partnering with local universities in project participation or delivering SKF knowledge to young engineers.
Tendering and contracting process
SKF tendering and contracting procedures shall include appropriate external consultation especially with CDIC and ADF on matters related to defence supply capabilities. A transparent monitoring process enables SKF to provide optimum service. SKF constantly upgrades its capabilities and provide up to date training and assessment for its key customers and distributors.
Unit 21, 317-321 Woodpark Rd
Smithfield, NSW 2164
Tel: 1300 553 386
Unit 7, 12 Navigator Pl
Hendra, QLD 4011
Tel: 1300 553 386
463 Orrong Rd
Welshpool, WA 6106
Tel: 1300 553 386
National Manager, Rail and Defence: Patrick Hofstadler
Defence Manager: Vinu Kumar