Brammer Buck & Hickman, the UK’s leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has released two new brochures, produced with bearing manufacturer SKF, aimed at the construction and aggregates industries.  The new brochures address the specific challenges faced in these demanding sectors, along with SKF product solutions and advice on bearings best practice.

Across all industries, bearings are one of the most often replaced components, but in construction and aggregates all the more so due to the exceptionally harsh operating conditions.  Here, bearings face multiple challenges, from ingress of dirt and dust, through to very heavy loads and frequently working in extreme temperatures.  Selecting the correct bearing is therefore essential to ensure reliable, long life.

‘SKF Bearing Solutions for Construction & Aggregates’ is a 12 page brochure highlighting SKF products that have been designed to operate in construction and aggregates sites.  These include SKF Explorer Spherical Roller Bearings, SKF Explorer Cylindrical and CARB Toroidal Roller Bearings and the SKF Three-Barrier Solution which protects the bearing from contaminants, leading to extended bearing service life on average three times longer than standard open bearings.  The brochure looks at the key attributes of these – and many more – bearing units and how they could benefit customers’ processes.

The second brochure – ‘Are Your Bearings Tough Enough?’ – addresses the top four challenges faced by bearings in construction and aggregates applications.  An informative guide, it looks at the challenges posed by the harsh operating conditions, the often-remote locations of these sites, health & safety, and sustainability. Just as importantly, it provides guidance on how to meet those challenges.

These two new brochures can be downloaded from Brammer Buck & Hickman’s SKF bearings section on its website –  This new addition to the website not only provides useful information on SKF’s product ranges, but also has sections dedicated to industry specific solutions, including a construction and aggregates industry page.

Brammer Buck & Hickman is an SKF Authorised Distributor across Europe and has an in-depth knowledge of the manufacturer’s product range, along with early access to its latest technologies.

Brammer Buck & Hickman is part of the Rubix group. With turnover of more than €2.3 billion in 2018, Rubix is Europe’s largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services.   For more information, go to


About Brammer Buck & Hickman

Brammer Buck & Hickman is the UK’s leading technical specialist distributor of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products, as well as supplying multiple value-added services.  Branches across the breadth of the UK provide customers with quick and easy access to more than 5 million products, from bearings, power transmission and fluid power through to tools and health & safety products.  This extensive product portfolio is underpinned by specialist engineering services as well as condition monitoring.  At the heart of Brammer Buck & Hickman’s service is a commitment to providing customers with cost savings through:

  • reducing total acquisition costs
  • improving production efficiency
  • reducing working capital.

Brammer Buck & Hickman is part of the Rubix group, Europe’s largest supplier of industrial MRO products and services.