GOTEBORG, Sweden (Sept. 19)—Bearing manufacturer SKF and Goodyear has created an alliance to provide service to the industrial power transmission market in Brazil, an SKF Group statement said. The Power Transmission Alliance is a pact between the two companies with the mission to provide customized solutions to optimize the industrial manufacturing performance for their customers, the companies said. The agreement covers joint activities in products and services, sales, training logistics and marketing. The alliance between Goteborg-based SKF and Goodyear will create the possibility to improve the performance of industrial machinery and systems involving services and products such as bearings, seals, aligning and monitoring equipment, lubricants, tools, belts, pulleys and hoses. "Forming this alliance with Goodyear furthers our initiative in the market place to provide industrial customers with a complete range of maintenance services. Goodyear's leadership brings complimentary technical expertise and product knowledge that will allow the alliance to provide a more complete package," said Alrik Danielson, managing director of SKF do Brasil.