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FLO Components new distributor for SKF's Lubrication products

Automated greasing system specialist to become key SKF distributor in Ontario.


FLO president Chris Deckert.

Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has reached an agreement with SKF GroupLubrication Business Unit to become a key distributor of SKF brand lubrication products and solutions in Ontario, Canada.

Flo Components president Chris Deckert says, “We’ve been lube solutions experts and trusted lubrication advisors for our clients since 1977. Now we have even more solutions to offer. The SKF branded lube product compliments the ‘Lincoln branded’ lube product, filling in gaps which existed in the Lincoln line for some unique special applications.

“With the addition of the SKF branded lube product line, our customers are now supported by an even more complete one-stop shop for all their lubrication needs.”

FLO has been the leading distributor in Ontario for St. Louis-based Lincoln Industrial Corp., since FLO opened in 1977. It has earned the ‘Distinguished Distributor Award’  awarded annually for outstanding sales performance to one or two distributors in North America, in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2010. In 2010, as part of their 100 Years in Business Celebrations, Lincoln honored FLO to be among a select few to receive the ‘Celebrating 100 Years‘ distributor award.

Adds Deckert: “In October 2010, Lincoln, the world leader in lubrication equipment, was purchased outright by the SKF Group of Sweden in order to gain access to its (Lincoln’s) deep line of complimentary lubrication products and its extensive and well established world-wide distribution network. As the St. Louis-based SKF Lubrication Business Unit moved forward with the two brands, it was a natural progression for FLO to take on the SKF Brand Lubrication products given FLO’s proven track record as a Lubrication Solutions Provider and the rich history FLO shared with the Lincoln brand.”

According to FLO’s marketing specialist Gabriel Lopez: “FLO sees significant benefits for our customers by implementing solutions developed around the following product lines: SKF DuoFlex centralized dual line systems typically used for applications with a large number of lube points, long lines and rough operating conditions. These conditions are typically found in coking plants, steel plants, continuous casting plants, hot and cold rolling mills, finishing lines, strip mining, and cement factories. SKF’s CircOil systems which use circulating oil to not only lubricate but also to cool highly stressed bearings as seen in pulp and paper and heavy industry.

“SKF’s Oil+Air Lube systems which are designed primarily for high speed bearings, chains and special applications in the steel industry,” he adds, “Finally, SKF’s LubriLean Minimal Quantity Lubrication Systems, which provide oil droplets finely dispersed in an air stream between the tool and work piece for applications such as milling, rolling, form cutting, drilling, boring, and tapping.”

FLO Components is a lubrication systems specialist and a leading supplier of total lube solutions to major industrial manufacturers, food and beverage, trucking, mining, construction and road building companies and other heavy equipment users in Ontario. For more information, contact FLO Components Ltd.: 1-800-668-5458,
via e-mail at sales@flocomponents.com, or visit www.flocomponents.com.