SKFFor the corporation that used to be named Smith, Kline & French, see GlaxoSmithKline.
SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB ( Swedish: Swedish ball bearing factory AB), later AB SKF, is a leading bearing and seal manufacturing company founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1907. The company manufactures and supplies bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products, condition monitoring systems and related services globally.
Today, SKF is the largest bearing manufacturer in the world and employs approximately 48,600 people in 140 production and manufacturing sites, which in addition to 15,000 worldwide distribution locations encompasses 130 countries worldwide. With an annual Turnover of SEK 70.975 Billion, and total assets of SEK 81.639 Billion in FY2014, SKF has been listed as one of the largest companies in Sweden and among largest public companies in the world according to Forbes Global 2000 ranking.