Recently, Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO of SKF, together with the company’s management team, visited the headquarters of Nangao Gear Group in Nanjing and had an extensive and in-depth exchange with Hu Jichun, President of Nangao Gear Group, and his senior team. The two sides reviewed the fruitful cooperation in the past and discussed in depth how to make use of their respective advantages and strengthen cooperation in the wind power industry.
“In the face of global climate challenges, the new energy industry, represented by wind power, is a pillar industry with a heavy responsibility, while technological innovation is a booster to accelerate the green transformation of energy. SKF Group President Rickard Gustafson said, “Nangao Gear is a leader in China, and even the global wind power gear transmission field, and is one of SKF’s most important partners. SKF will continue to deepen the regionalization development direction, accelerate the layout in China, and develop cost-competitive solutions with Nangao Gear to share opportunities, create value and seek a green future together.”
Strong partnership, leading the development of wind power industry
Nangao Gear Group is a leading company in the wind power field, and has been the world’s No. 1 in the wind power gearbox industry for nine consecutive years, with a market share of more than 60% in China and 35% worldwide for wind power gearbox products, possessing profound industry experience, a spirit of continuous innovation and leading expertise. The cooperation between SKF and Nangao Gear has a long history. As early as 2006, SKF began to provide complete bearing solutions for South High Gear’s needs. As the cooperation between the two sides continues to deepen, the cooperation between SKF and Nangao Teeth has expanded to a full layout in multiple fields such as product development, project cooperation, and production line co-building. The new SKF Dalian Phase IV plant under construction, when completed, will also further enhance SKF’s local R&D, production and service capabilities to provide reliable support for local customers, including Nangao Gear.
“Wind power equipment manufacturing is one of the basic industries to promote the development of new energy. To lay a solid industrial foundation, technological innovation is the core and deepening cooperation is the key.” Hu Jichun, president of Nangao Gear Group, said, “SKF has strong technical strength and rich experience in global operations, and can help Nangao Gear build a new intelligent and green pattern for the wind power industry. We also look forward to seeing SKF continue to deepen its layout in China, continuously innovate technologies and products, and serve the world together with Nangao Gear based in China.”
Wang Hui, president of SKF China and Northeast Asia, introduced the technical innovation of SKF’s new generation DuraPro series products, saying, “SKF will adhere to the technical innovation route, which is the key to enhance the competitiveness and differentiation of our products; at the same time, we are also accelerating the layout of the plain bearing field in the Chinese market to meet the latest design of gearbox customers requirements of gearbox customers.”
Working together to build a green wind power future
SKF has been rooted in the wind power industry for more than 20 years, and its wind power bearing products are global leaders in many key indicators. SKF is also able to provide total solutions for the wind turbine drive train from new model design and development, intelligent monitoring and operation, to maintenance services and optimization.
Looking to the future, the two sides will actively seek long-term strategic cooperation agreements, communicate regularly in market demand forecasting and capacity construction, explore in-depth cooperation in after-market services, intelligent operation and maintenance, intelligent remanufacturing and other fields, and jointly seek efficient operation of the industry chain. As a firm practitioner of sustainable development and a technology leader in the bearing industry, SKF will also give full play to its experience and advantages in the field of intelligence and cleanliness, and join hands with South High Gear to contribute to the creation of a zero-carbon industry chain in the wind power industry.