SKF is the world’s largest bearing manufacturer. Sven Wingquist, the inventor of double-row ball bearings and self-aligning ball bearings, was a founding member and the company’s first chief executive officer.
In 1907, the first factory was established in Sweden, and within two years, several branches had been established in Germany, France, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Australia, the United States, Argentina, Italy, and Japan.
Continual advancements and successes, made the company quickly grew to become one of the world’s largest industrial company.
SKF is now recognized as the world’s leading and most advanced manufacturer of bearings and related equipment, with over a century of experience.