SKF gained new railway contract for slewing bearings in Mexico

GOTEBORG, Sweden, Aug. 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- SKF's (Nadsdaq:SKFR) (LSE:SKFB) slewing bearings have been chosen by the leading railway system supplier Bombardier Transportation, for the new generation of metro cars for Mexico City.

SKF has offered a package based on high performance SKF slewing bearings as well as technical, commercial and after sales customer service.

The new rolling stock, 45 trains consisting of 9 wagons each, for the Metro Mexico, will be equipped with SKF slewing bearings. SKF has been working in close co-operation with Bombardier Transportation to select the optimum solution with regard to safety, comfort and length of maintenance-free service.

SKF is the leading rolling bearing supplier to the world railway industry, providing a full assortment of bearing related products and services for all types of railway vehicles such as high speed vehicles, freight cars, locomotives, multiple units and mass transit vehicles.

For further information, please contact: Lars G Malmer, SKF Group Communication, tel. +46 (0)31 337 1541, e-mail:

Aktiebolaget SKF, SE-415 50 Goteborg, Sweden, tel. +46 (0)31 337 1000, fax +46 (0)31 337 2832,

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