Pumps manufacturer enters global strategic partnership with SKF Bearings
SPP Pumps have announced a global strategic partnership with SKF Bearings which will see all five SPP UK service centres given official certification as an SKF Certified Rebuilder of pumps.
Part of SPP Pumps’ commitment to providing the best pumping solutions to customers involves developing close relationships with their supplier network, and this recent partnership will see SPP become the first port of call for SKF customers needing pump repairs and services.
John Morgan, service centre aftermarket business development manager for SPP, explained: ‘This strategic partnership is something a little different to what we normally do; it’s very exciting for both companies.
‘There is real synergy between us and SKF – we both operate on a global scale, we’re both committed to providing the proven quality products and solutions, and we both want to maximize opportunities that will better our businesses as well as our customer support.’
SKF operate their Certified Rebuilder programme on a worldwide scale, and SPP’s key locations around the globe will further support the programme at an international level. SPP’s development in aftermarket support will also be enhanced with the opening of a number of new manufacturing and service centres.
By partnering with SKF, SPP will get the benefit of working directly alongside a world-renowned manufacturer, improving procurement sourcing and honing the skills of their own field and service centre staff.
SPP’s intention is to have all five UK centres accredited, with SPP Engineering Services in Hyde being first in line. It will be followed by Coleford, Northern Ireland, Eastleigh and Glasgow. An SKF employee will also be appointed to work directly with SPP.
John Mason, after-sales manager for SKF, commented: ‘Through our conversations with SPP and seeing their facilities first hand, we have full confidence that this partnership will prove fruitful for both parties. We see the UK being the testing ground, following which we intend to expand the partnership programme worldwide.’