SKF UK and ERIKS Announce Partnership at Maintec 2024

SKF UK has announced the launch of its SKF Maintenance Partner program in EMEA and that ERIKS will be the first SKF maintenance partner in the UK and Ireland. SKF maintenance partner status is a new level that recognizes authorized distributors that can offer industrial customers more than just a traditional transactional relationship.

SKF Maintenance Partners have SKF’s support in implementing best practices, and always use SKF components for repairs. As a highly skilled service supplier, ERIKS uses its industry-specific knowledge to perform root-cause failure analyses and advanced troubleshooting. It is recognized by SKF as A knowledgeable advisor on maintenance matters, trained by SKF and with access to the very latest SKF technology.

ERIKS UK & Ireland has been appointed by SKF due to its investment in the SKF brand and its strategic alignment in adding long term value to customers through engineering capability, innovation and knowledge and meeting the high-level criteria and accreditation process set by SKF. To support this partnership ERIKS is extending the range of SKF products it stocks and will exclusively use SKF products in its UK repair facilities.

“We are delighted and proud to announce this significant extension to our partnership with a world-leading company such as SKF,” said Pamela Bingham, CEO of ERIKS UK & Ireland. “To become SKF’s Maintenance Partner we have had to meet a stringent set of requirements including support for the full range of SKF products and services in bearings, lubrication, maintenance products and condition monitoring.”

The criteria to be an SKF Maintenance Partner is exacting but ERIKS was able to demonstrate through the accreditation process that it could be both an authorized distributor and a condition monitoring partner, that it had a certified repair workshop network as well as regional teams for application engineering and project design. Further requirements included demonstrating SKF product knowledge throughout the Service Center network as well as specialist SKF technical knowledge at its Power Transmission Center of Expertise.

“By choosing an SKF Maintenance Partner, you’re not just choosing a service provider; you’re selecting a partner dedicated to enhancing your operations with skilled engineers and technicians, backed by the robust support of SKF,” Ian Peverill, managing director of SKF UK, and aftermarket lead for Europe Northwest said. “This exciting new program gives our customers a clear pathway to access the extensive scope of knowledge and innovation SKF can offer. Witnessing the skill and professionalism of the ERIKS team during the rigorous accreditation process gives me great confidence in appointing ERIKS as our first SKF maintenance partner. We look forward to elevating maintenance standards together.”