The SKF vehicle aftermarket team will be attending Automechanika 2016 with an interactive and educational booth (Hall 4.0, Stand D11) to demonstrate its latest products, tools and services designed to facilitate vehicle repairs and to provide support for customers.

“We are proud of our longstanding history and legacy as a trusted global supplier and continuously build on our professional partnerships around the world. Automechanika is the perfect opportunity to meet with and exchange expertise and thoughts with the people who make the automotive aftermarket what it is today, a dynamic, vibrant and challenging arena. We are delighted to be able to participate this year.” says Frank Wörth, SKF Aftermarket Sales Manager for Central & North Europe.

New packaging design helps lighten the load for customers

The new packaging design for vehicle aftermarket products was launched in April, and customers will start to see it on their shelves during the second half of 2016. Automechanika will be used to showcase the new design and demonstrate some of its benefits for customers.

In addition to the design itself, box sizes and configurations have been standardized. Fewer variations in size and reduced air inside the boxes make it easier for customers to handle, ship and store the different SKF products.

Trusted products aid customers with accurate repairs and wider market reach

SKF will be displaying several of its key products and latest innovations for the vehicle aftermarket. Technical experts will be on hand at the stand to perform demonstrations and offer advice to visitors.

Timing chain kits were added to the engine range late last year and, with an ever-growing car parc equipped with chain technology, this addition will enable customers to reach a wider range of vehicle owners.

Earlier this year, two new tool sets were launched to allow easy mounting and dismounting of compact HBU 2.1 bearing units of all sizes. These products have been designed to save mechanics space and money and to help carry out repairs accurately, without damaging the wheel bearing hub unit itself. The SKF aftermarket tool range now covers engine, driveline and wheel end products.

SKF experts will also be open to discussions and offering information about popular wheel end, engine and driveline products, such as timing belt kits, Speedi-Sleeves, CV-Joint kits, boot kits and loose engine parts for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

SKF will also display its Lincoln-branded solutions for the vehicle service industry in a separate booth in Hall 9.1, Stand E79 (US Pavilion) during the event. Key products will include lubrication tools and equipment, hose reels and meters, pumps and accessories, used fluid systems and hand-held lubrication equipment.

OE Expertise

SKF is prominent in the original equipment (OE) automotive market as a supplier of wheel end, suspension, engine and driveline solutions. The independent automotive aftermarket also benefits from the activity in the OE and, where possible, synergies are transferred in order to offer customers high-quality, expertly tested products with original specifications.

To celebrate this, the 2015 Formula One Ferrari, installed with more than 150 SKF bearings, will be on display at the stand, and a competition has been arranged with the chance to win a special racing prize.

You can find SKF in Hall 4.0, stand D11 at the FrankfurtMesse, from 13-17 September, 2016.