SKF, a market leader in the manufacture of bearings, seals, and engineering solutions has chosen Hayley 24/7 as their first ever certified gearbox rebuilder for the UK, at its sites in Dudley and King’s Lynn.
In order to gain accreditation from SKF, Hayley 24/7 repair facilities had to satisfy a set of stringent criteria in order to meet the high work processes and specifications required. Staff have also undergone additional training as part of the program, upskilling in areas such as root cause failure analysis and condition monitoring. The highly experienced Hayley 24/7 team are delighted that their hard-work in continually improving the reliability and lifespan of gearboxes passing through their facilities, has been officially recognised.
This recognition will continue to strengthen and develop the close working partnership between SKF and Hayley Group in the UK. The teams at both Hayley 24/7 engineering centres can now benefit from access to the very latest SKF product innovations, the highest quality tools and equipment, and the specialist bearing and engineering expertise of SKF. As part of the certification program, the repair centres will now be regularly audited to ensure that strict SKF specifications and exacting quality standards are being met with every job. The audits will also report on the cleanliness, orderliness, and environmental responsibility of the respective facilities.
Customers using the services of either Hayley 24/7 engineering centres will continue to benefit from a repair service that is of consistently high quality. As a result, customers will be able to enjoy valuable performance benefits, such as lower cost of ownership, reduced maintenance costs, decreased operational downtime, and both an enhanced level of mechanical reliability and overall productivity.
Mark Brady, Managing Director at Hayley 24/7, said, “We are delighted to become the first ever certified gearbox rebuilder for SKF in the UK. This will further raise the bar of our gearbox diagnosis and repair standards, subsequently delivering longer life and reliable gearbox assets for our clients.”
Andrew Mynett, Distribution Sales and Key Account Manager at SKF, said: “SKF are pleased to welcome Hayley 24/7 as our first certified rebuilder for gearboxes in the UK. The selection of Hayley 24/7 has been an extensive process and confirms Hayley 24/7 have the required know-how, access to the right resources, and an aligned approach to this business.”
Watch the Announcement Video
In this video, filmed at the Hayley 24/7 premises in Dudley, MD Mark Brady talks about what it means for the company and its customers that they have become the UK's first gearbox rebuilder to be certified by SKF.