SKF provides Austrian premium class Railjet trains with axleboxes

SKF have been awarded a contract to the value of more than 5 million EUR from
Siemens Transportation Systems, for the new long distance Railjet trains for the
Austrian Federal Railways, ÖBB. 

SKF will deliver axleboxes designed and produced in Austria and tapered roller
bearing units manufactured in Italy.

The new Railjet premium class service will start in 2008 and will first link
Budapest with Munich via Vienna, with a line from Vienna to Zürich following one
year later. With the Railjets from Siemens, the Austrian Federal Railways wants
to lay down a milestone in the reinforcement of customer orientation and the
opening up of new markets. 

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

Göteborg, 20 March 2008

Aktiebolaget SKF


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