Manufacturing

“Green” factory opened in Russia

SKF has inaugurated a new factory in Tver, Russia. The factory will produce the new generation of SKF’s sealed and pre-lubricated tapered roller bearing units (CTBU) for Russian and international railway customers. The CTBUs are used in freight cars and other railway vehicles.

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SKF has inaugurated a new factory in Tver, Russia. The factory will produce the new generation of SKF’s sealed and pre-lubricated tapered roller bearing units (CTBU) for Russian and international railway customers. The CTBUs are used in freight cars and other railway vehicles.

The factory will be one of the first in Russia and in Europe with LEED certification, an internationally recognized standard for environmentally sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings.

The environmental benefits include natural daylight for 90 percent of the facility during daytime, demand-controlled ventilation in major areas with CO2 monitoring. The building also uses 40 percent less energy than normal construction and has an innovative vacuum-distillation process that recycles 100 percent of the water used in the phosphating process.

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