SKF says it has made the first deliveries of its low-friction hub bearing units to Mazda, which will equip the recently launched Mazda2, manufactured at the automaker's new plant in Mexico, as well as other models to be launched during 2015.

"Mazda recognise [s] the role low-friction wheel bearings can play in reducing fuel consumption," said SKF president, Tryggve Sthen.

"I am very pleased to see our engineering capabilities contributing to the optimisation of Mazda's new model. Our global footprint allows us to work closely with Mazda, both on manufacturing and technical support."

SKF's low-friction hub bearing units are part of the Group's BeyondZero portfolio, with the supplier maintaining they reduce friction by up to 20% compared to a standard unit.

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SKF starts deliveries of energy efficient bearing units for a wide range of Mazda’s models

 

 

Gothenburg, Sweden, 17 December, 2014: SKF has made the first deliveries of its low-friction hub bearing units to Mazda Motor Corporation. The bearing units will equip the recently launched, all-new Mazda2, which is manufactured at the automaker’s new plant in Mexico, as well as other models to be launched during 2015.

 

Tryggve Sthen, President, SKF Automotive says, “Mazda recognize the role that low-friction wheel bearings can play in reducing fuel consumption. I am very pleased to see our engineering capabilities contributing to the optimization of Mazda’s new model. Our global footprint allows us to work closely with Mazda, both on manufacturing and technical support.”

 

SKF’s low-friction hub bearing units are part of the Group’s BeyondZero portfolio. They reduce friction by up to 20% compared to a standard unit, contributing to reduced fuel consumption and environmental impact.

 

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Original source: http://www.skf.com/group/investors/press-releases/skf-supplies-wheel-end-solutions-mazda