SKF confirms closure of UK factory

Gothenburg, Sweden – Swedish engineering group SKF is moving ahead with plans to close down its production facility in Stonehouse, UK, the company said 17 May.

The supplier of bearings, seals and mechatronics originally announced the decision in December last year, as part of a wider bid to consolidate its aerospace manufacturing footprint in Europe.

Following a statutory period of consultation, SKF confirmed that it would close the plant on 31 Dec 2021.

The unit employs 185 and is “a major supplier” of bearings to Rolls-Royce Engines, Pratt…

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