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SKF leads the way in innovation and technology

Distributed in Ireland by Serfac Limited, leading aftermarket supplier SKF continues to lead the way in innovation and new product development with several recent new product additions to its wheel bearing catalogue.

While all SKF’s product groups have increased over recent months, new products in the bearings category rose significantly, with new Wheel Bearing Kits introduced for a number of vehicles including the Ford Transit 2.2 TDCi Rear Wheel Drive (01/08 on for vehicles with twin wheel rear axle) and SKF has pioneered every major advance in wheel and hub bearing technology since the invention of the automobile.  The company is the trusted engineering partner and OE component supplier to major vehicle manufacturers and today more than 90 million cars worldwide run on bearings made by SKF.

SKF is also at the forefront of technology and the brand’s useful QR codes enable repair technicians to identify and fit the correct bearing with ease.  A code on each product can be scanned using any smartphone or tablet and provides instant access to a mobile web page containing all the necessary and up-to-date information for the respective SKF repair kit.

This initiative is designed to help technicians find relevant, technical information wherever they are and support them in carrying out repairs correctly. The information is not only accessible quickly and easily but the technology allows us to update it as often as needed.

“Having the right information, at the right time, is vital for our customers and for their customers, said Liam O’Donohoe, commercial manager, Serfac Limited.  By making this information available with just a click on your smartphone or tablet, SKF have made it much easier for technicians to fit replacement bearings.”

By scanning the QR codes, customers will get instant access to the following information:

  • Fitting instructions
  • Product images
  • Engine diagrams
  • Fitting videos
  • Technical bulletins
  • Product description
  • Kit content
  • Complete list of applications for that kit

Further product information can be found in the SKF online catalogue available at or as a download via the SKF Automotive parts search app.




All the latest SKF bearings are available from Serfac Limited.  Call 01-459 8700 or log on to the Serfac website



Serfac also distributes the FAG bearing brand range in Ireland – one of the leading bearing brands in the automotive industry, with one of the widest product portfolios.


Over recent years, the Schaeffler Group has invested significant amounts in research and development for FAG.  Modern simulation methods and testing facilities as well as special materials engineering laboratories ensure the continuous development and improvement of all product lines and confirm the innovative force of the brand.


Schaeffler Group has consistently grown its range of FAG wheel bearings over recent years, increasing its coverage of both the car and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) vehicle parc.   New FAG part numbers were introduced for over three million additional vehicles last year and the range continues to grow, making its aftermarket offering even stronger.


The FAG brand is supported by technical support and repair installation tips through the RepXpert website (   and a technical hotline; Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.