SKF India, which specialises in wheel-end solutions and the development of components for automotive electrification, has set up a dedicated two-wheeler Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bangalore.
The CoE will provide innovative and customised solutions to meet the new and emerging requirements of customers and help accelerate sustainable mobility solutions for India and Southeast Asia markets.
Located within the global engineering campus in Bangalore, the CoE caters to the Indian two-wheeler and three-wheeler market. It features research labs, along with various cut sections of engines, transmission, and powertrain to focus on devising innovative and tailor-made solutions for OEMs.
S Venkat, Director of Automotive Business - India & SEA, SKF India, said, “With our two-wheeler CoE, we aim to bring our expertise, technical capabilities and range of solutions to meet customers’ requirements and accelerate sustainable mobility solutions to market. The CoE will focus on getting closer to our customers and gaining a greater understanding of the reliability, durability and performance needs and then leveraging this insight to provide improved application specific solutions that delivers value and enhanced customer satisfaction. The CoE specifically aims at new product developments in order to be more competitive, address pain areas of customers and provide more value in terms of technology. We expect to see significant traction in the EV domain as well as interest in other emerging technologies.”
Work underway on 14 projects, six new patents in the offing
The CoE has a dedicated team of highly skilled engineers focused on two-wheeler applications for collaboration with customers and delivering solutions with highest levels of reliability. Currently, the CoE team is working on 14 projects that cut across the full value chain – from product engineering to new technology development to aftermarket. Additionally, the team has filed eight patents for a diverse set of two-wheeler applications with six new patents in the pipeline. Some of the ongoing projects include designing of sensor-bearing modules and friction reduction solutions, as well as compact solutions for wheel ends and other applications that result in vehicle weight reduction.