John Morgan, Service Centre Aftermarket BDM for SPP, explains: “This strategic partnership is something a little different to what we normally do, it’s very exciting for both companies. There is real synergy between us and SKF – we both operate on a global scale, we’re both committed to providing the proven quality products and solutions, and we both want to maximise opportunities that will better our businesses as well as our customer support.”
 
SKF operates a Certified Rebuilder Programme on a worldwide scale, and SPP’s key locations around the world will support the programme at an international level. SPP’s development in aftermarket support will also be enhanced with the opening of a number of new manufacturing and service centres.
 
SPP intends to have all five UK Centres accredited. SPP Engineering Services in Hyde is the first in line, and will be followed by Coleford, Northern Ireland, Eastleigh and Glasgow. SKF will also be appointing a member of its own team to work directly with SPP. A visit to support its plants in India and to further develop the global relationship is already underway.
 
John Mason, after sales manager at SKF, said: “Though our conversations with SPP and seeing its facilities first hand, we have full confidence that this partnership will prove fruitful for both parties. We see the UK being the testing ground, following which we intend to expand the partnership programme worldwide.”