SKF secures three-year technology partnership extension with Portuguese BEKP manufacturer Celbi

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SKF secures three-year technology partnership extension with Portuguese BEKP manufacturer Celbi

November 25, 2014 - 21:17

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Nov. 26, 2014 (Press Release) -SKF has secured a three-year technology partnership extension with Portuguese bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP) manufacturer, Celbi - a subsidiary of Altri Group. SKF, which has already worked with Celbi for three years, will continue to advise on and facilitate improvements in productivity and maintenance procedures at the plant.

The contract contributes to Celbi's project to double the capacity of the mill, using proactive reliability and integrated maintenance solutions to improve the efficiency and reliability of the operations.

"We are delighted that our relationship with Celbi is going from strength to strength," said Vartan Vartanian, President, SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service. "The Celbi plant capacity has dramatically improved over the past three years, resulting in cost savings and new opportunities. Our efforts have served as a springboard to secure a further three-year contract. In this new contract we will continue to deliver cost savings by enhancing effectiveness and reliability."

Carlos Van Zeller, Mill Director at Celbi, said, "SKF's approach has been excellent, and they work alongside us inside the mill as part of our team. Thanks to their involvement over the past few years we have managed to increase efficiency and reliability, and improve plant availability. This extra focus on reliability and efficiency enhanced further the team spirit which had a positive effect on productivity. Given the success of the project over the past three years it makes sense to extend the contract so we can continue to benefit from SKF's input."