Global supplier of bearings and seals SKF has won the 2018 Automotive News PACE Award for its Scotseal X-Treme wheel end seal. It is the latest addition to SKF’s well-established line of wheel-end seals for the drive, steer and trailer axles. It offers the vehicle service market, as well as OE truck and trailer manufacturers, outstanding reliability and long life. Test results demonstrate that Scotseal X-Treme has more than 10x operational life expectancy and up to 50% friction reduction compared to best-in-class elastomer wheel end seals in use today, claimed the company.
“At SKF, we continually strive to be an innovative technology partner for our customers, not just a supplier of bearings and seals. We are very proud to achieve this recognition for a game-changing product with superior performance,” said Cengiz R Shevket, Vice President, Innovation and Customer Value, Americas, Automotive Market.
The 24th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News, and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks.
The SKF is present in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations and 45,678 employees worldwide.