The contracts, estimated at nearly SEK 1 billion, include the delivery of four different versions of wheel bearing units for the wheel ends and a range of bearings for the new double clutch transmission.

"Together with our customers, we strive to deliver optimized solutions to meet their needs," said Tryggve Sthen, president, SKF Automotive. "We are proud to be a development partner with Audi, and I am happy they have confidence in SKF’s knowledge engineering."

The SKF wheel bearing units include an active ABS system using Audi’s new modular MLB Evo-platform. The transmission and clutch bearings are designed to meet Audi specific double clutch transmission requirements.

Deliveries will begin in 2013 from SKF factories in Spain and Italy.