SKF was named a 2018 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 9 in Detroit. The award recognizes OE vehicle suppliers for innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
SKF was recognized for its Scotseal X-Treme wheel end seal. Scotseal X-Treme is the latest addition to SKF’s well established line of wheel-end seals for drive, steer and trailer axles. It offers the vehicle service market, as well as OE truck and trailer manufacturers, outstanding reliability and long life in the harshest of operating conditions.
Test results demonstrate that Scotseal X-Treme has more than 10x operational life expectancy and up to 50% friction reduction compared to best-in-class elastomer wheel end seals in use today.
The 24th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News, and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.