On September 14th, the world famous bearing manufacturers Sweden SKF group Northeast Asia distribution center break ground in Northeast of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone New Development Zone. The center will serve the whole Northeast Asia, becoming part of the global network in regional distribution center that SKF in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
SKF has a long history with China, as early as in 1912 established a sales agents in Shanghai , and set up the first sales company in 1916 in Shanghai.Now there has 14 production enterprises and more than 5000 employees in China, there are numbera of sales and service units. Along with the China business increasing proportion of global business constantly , SKF bearing made a decisions that set up the Northeast Asia distribution center in Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone .
SKF president and chief executive officer Tom Johnston ( Tom Johnstone ) said: " the center has one of the best global logistics operation methods and the most advanced logistics infrastructure, so that we can support the dealers and customers in Northeast asia better . " SKF China Logistics Service Center General Manager Zhou Jie said: " the new distribution center meet with SKF strategy that serivce better for China and the whole Asia-Pacific area . With it, we can achieve a better supply rate in a shorter delivery time to "