Svenska Kullagerfabriekn AB (SKF) was established in 1907 with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Today, it is the largest bearing manufacturer in the world employing around 45,000 people in almost 110 units. Besides bearings, SKF produces and distributes : linear motion products, seals, lubrication systems, maintenance products and condition monitoring.
The first center in the world capable of testing big size industrial bearings is located in Schweinfurt, Germany established by SKF. The investment costed a total of 40 million Euro and it is called Sven Wingquist Test Center. The purpose of it is creating the development operations more productive for customers, additionally upgrading bearing performance and expanding service life.
A steel disc weighting more than 120 tons plays the most important role in the middle of the two original systems : one of the systems is intended for the experiment of wind turbine main tunnel display. On the other hand, the second system will operate on testing the bearings used in different industrial areas like mining, construction, steel manufacturing and marine transport.