SKF-Chicago RawhideSince the invention of the car itself, SKF (Chicago Rawhide) ingenuity has played a major role in the continuing evolution of automotive technology. SKF supplied the wheel seals for Henry Ford’s original Model A Ford, introduced in 1905, and pioneered the development of the modern integrated hub unit. Today, the SKF product portfolio extends well beyond the industry’s leading brand of bearings and oil seals. From unitized hubs with built-in electronics to a full line of timing belt replacement kits, a growing family of SKF products is helping automotive professionals install confidence across North America and around the world.

SKF products for automotive applications benefit from the vast experience and knowledge base of SKF, an international company with 80 manufacturing sites worldwide and sales companies in 70 countries. Supported by the most sophisticated research facility of its kind in the world, SKF is continually improving on the best technologies available, assuring a technical edge in the marketplace for our company and our business partners. Today, nearly 100 years after SKF invented the world’s first self-aligning ball bearing, the SKF brand stands for more than ever before. It stands for world-class quality, industry-leading innovation, and customer- focused resources that are unequalled in the world.