SKF’s global metallurgy and chemistry laboratory gets NABL accreditation

Accreditation makes SKF to have a metallurgy and chemistry laboratory recognised by NABL
  Bearing manufacturing company SKF India’s Global Metallurgy and Chemistry Laboratory (GMC) located at the Global Technical Centre, Bengaluru has been granted the ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). The accreditation makes SKF India to get its internal testing laboratory accredited, setting new benchmarks in International Laboratory Quality Management System.
NABL has been established with the objective to provide government, industry associations and industry in general with a scheme for third-party assessment of the quality and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Arun Shivaram, Director, Global Technical Centre, India said, “SKF has always been at the forefront of knowledge and development and GTC in India is the conduit through which we bring global knowledge in India. It is a proud moment for all of us as this level of recognition has put our GMC laboratory on the global map. It is a reflection of our belief in offering ‘World Class World Wide’ services and opens doors for us in the international market.”
He further added, “We are now in a position to offer a wide range of quality service tests such as metallurgical testing and field return failure analysis for a wide range of products.” 
As a part of this accreditation GMC in India has been approved to carry out a wide range of quality tests within the area of mechanical metallurgy and chemical laboratory disciplines. “The scope of accreditation includes both international and national quality standards strengthening SKF’s reputation as the leading company within the bearing industry in India,” the company states.
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide.
SKF Group started trading operations in India in Kolkata in 1923 and since then the Group’s operations have been consolidated into SKF India Limited. SKF in India has consolidated its operations in three different companies, namely SKF India Limited, SKF Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd and Lincoln Helios India Ltd. The company has manufacturing plants in Pune, Bengaluru, Mysore, Haridwar and Ahmedabad.

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