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SKF Enters Two-Year Bearings Supply Contract with CMPC in Chile

CMPC paper machhine SKF will become a supplier of bearings, housings and accessories, for all of CMPC's plants in Chile.

July 25, 2016 - SKF announced that it has entered into a two-year contract to supply a wide range of bearings and support services to CMPC, one of the major Chilean pulp and paper companies.

CMPC's facilities in Latin America include extensive and sustainably managed forestry plantations, plus a range of sawn timber, plywood, pulp, containerboard, corrugated, and tissue mills. The company also has plants for moulded products and recycling, plus a paper distribution business unit.

SKF will become a supplier of bearings, housings and accessories, for all of CMPC's plants in Chile. The list of specified SKF products includes: Spherical Roller Bearings, Deep Groove Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Self-Aligning Ball Bearings and CARB Toroidal Roller Bearings, plus a variety of linear motion and sealing products.

"We operate a lean business model, with all our production lines being optimised to maximise output as safely, efficiently and sustainably as possible. We therefore work closely with our suppliers to ensure that this philosophy is reflected across the supply chain and build strong relationships with strategic partners such as SKF,” said Francisco Javier Morales, Assistant Manager for Procurement at CMPC.

“Our decision to be partner with SKF was also based on their ability to provide a range of training, technical support and consultancy services, which will help us optimise plant efficiency and reliability still further,” Morales added.

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. To learn more, please visit: www.skf.com.

SOURCE: SKF