Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has recently been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys.

SKF associates audited TechCan Services, located at 3940 53rd Avenue, and presented certification signifying that TechCan had met all the necessary criteria, with the emphasis on teardown and inspection procedures, machine tools and repair procedures, storage, documentation, and other exacting standards and technical specifications. Before the final audit, SKF held training for the shop and helped develop action items in order to assist TechCan in reaching certification levels and becoming a best-in-class service provider.

Shawn Gibson, President of SKF Canada, commented, “Customers are asking us to increase uptime and to provide solutions that lower total cost of ownership. We recognize customers want their equipment to operate trouble-free. SKF Certified rebuilder program provides the right processes, training, tools and components to achieve cost-effective re-builds and often upgrading to better than new. I am very impressed by TechCan Services’ commitment and their diligent work and professionalism in obtaining their certifications. We will support TechCan Services with application engineering and gearbox remanufacturing from our Industrial service centre in Cambridge, ON.”

SKF’s Certified Rebuilder programs are designed to keep authorized service centers up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices. SKF Certified Rebuilders must complete regular audits to help ensure compliance with SKF’s rigorous standards, and must also meet their requirements for continuous improvement and competence development. 

Mark Tinis, TechCan branch manager, said, “Being a qualified, certified SKF partner allows us to communicate to our customers that we hold ourselves to those same, very high standards. It’s very important to our customers that they can send their components in to a service center and not have to worry about it. They can have 100% confidence the rebuilds will be completed right the first time and every time.”

Brent Pope, Vice President General Manager of Motion Industries Canada, commented, “I would like to thank TechCan manager Mark Tinis for his leadership in achieving these certifications, and we are very proud of the fact that Motion Industries is the first SKF customer to achieve both certifications for one facility. They will provide Motion Industries Canada an advantage in the marketplace.”

SKF is one of Motion Industries’ key suppliers:

About SKF

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 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2016 were $6.2 billion (USD) and the number of employees was 44,868. 


About Motion Industries

With annual sales of $4.6 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 530 locations, including 13 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 300,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.


Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Visit our website at Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.