Sweden-based SKF to supply parts for new Cadillac CT6 from Mexican plant
Swedish bearing manufacturer SKF is supplying General Motors with front and rear wheel hub bearing units for the new Cadillac CT6 sedan from a Mexican plant, the company revealed in a press release.
The new hub bearing units, which were developed in partnership with GM, use an asymmetric raceway based on SKF’s X-Tracker technology, with their geometry contributing to higher corner stiffness.
An improved seal design reduces the probability of failure due to contamination, while simultaneously cutting friction, noise and vibration.
“SKF has a clear and dedicated focus to support GM’s vision to earn customers for life,” said SKF VP corporate account, Jason Stocker. “As a partner with GM, we are proud to contribute to this highest level of engineering and performance in the advanced chassis of the Cadillac CT6.”
Production of the Cadillac CT6 started in autumn 2015 at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. SKF’s front and rear wheel hub bearing units are supplied from its factory in Puebla, Mexico.