SKF wins Rolls-Royce Order

SKF has been chosen by Rolls-Royce to be the primary supplier for the main shaft bearings and related components for the Trent 1000 engine.

The Trent 1000 is the launch engine on Boeing’s new aircraft the 787 Dreamliner.

SKF will manufacture all eight main shaft bearings plus three shafts to each engine and partner with Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan to produce components for the compressor section of the Trent 1000.

The first shipment of the order is expected to be delivered to Rolls-Royce in November 2005.

SKF is headquarted in Gothenburg but UK division SKF Aeroengine Bearings UK Ltd based at Stonehouse, England is expected to handle the order. The company is the world’s biggest ball bearing manufacturer.