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SKF has announced a five-year contract with Brazilian pulp and paper company Fibria. The contract is one of the largest SKF has received for its Integrated Maintenance Solutions.
As part of the contract, SKF will supply bearings, predictive and lubrication services, training, engineering, condition monitoring, operator driven reliability (ODR) and maintenance products.
"We have worked with Fibria for around 12 years and have developed a partnership that has helped them reduce costs and increase productivity by better managing their assets," says Vartan Vartanian, president of SKF’s industrial market, regional sales and service. "This contract renews our partnership and extends the scope for the two existing plants and adds the mill at Tres Lagoas."
The performance-based contract includes jointly defined indicators that are aligned to Fibria's business strategies. These include indicators connected to the operational stability, increases in productivity and cost reduction at the Tres Lagoas mill, as well as the operational stability at the Jacarei and Aracruz plants.
With its Integrated Maintenance Solutions, SKF becomes an integral part of a customer's operational team and takes responsibility for creating and implementing an asset management strategy with the goal of increasing the reliability and profitability of the customer's facilities.
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