SKF Joins Hands with Pune Traffic Department to Promote Road Safety


India CSR News Network

PUNE: Extending its support to road safety initiatives undertaken by Pune city traffic police, SKF  announced sponsoring of 125 safety barricades to Pune city traffic police. At an event at the SKF Pune factory premises, Mr. Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head, SKF India handed over safety barricades to Mr.Vishwas Pandhare, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Pune city traffic police.

SKF CSR (1) Mr. Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head, SKF India said, “Our guiding principle of SKF Care includes community care. SKF will continue to contribute towards making a meaningful difference to the communities we operate in and hence we extend our support to this endeavor of Pune city traffic police.”

Mr.Vishwas Pandhare, DCP, Pune city traffic police, said, “When on road, always say Pehle Aap (you first) which was also the theme for this year’s road safety fortnight. Road safety is of paramount importance and it is vital to take adequate measures to avoid mishaps. Placing safety barricades is a small step in the right direction and we are pleased to have SKF support us, in ensuring a safer environment for the people of Pune.”

SKF CSRAt SKF people are considered as the most valuable resource and safeguarding their health and safety is of the utmost importance for the organization. SKF India extends its support to this safety initiative by Pune traffic police to help them in increasing awareness about road safety and ensuring reduced road accidents in the future.
To promote and create awareness about road safety and traffic rules, Pune city traffic police  scheduled ’Road Safety Week’ from January 3 to January 17.

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2012 were SEK 64,757 million and the number of employees was 46,775.

SKF Group started trading operations in India in Kolkata in 1923 and since then the Group’s operations have been consolidated into SKF India Limited. SKF India also has an associate company called SKF Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd providing Sealing Solutions and Industrial Bearings. The company has manufacturing plants in Pune, Bangalore, and Haridwar.

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