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History

  • 1979

    AFT Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH founded in Werdohl, Germany

    1981

    AFT: First series production of distributor-less ignition systems

    1982

    AFT: New engine test-benches

    1986

    AFT: Take-over by "LuK Lamellen und Kupplungsbau GmbH", Buehl, Germany

    1989

    AFT: 50% take-over by "TEMIC Telefunken Microelectronic GmbH", Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1990

    AFT: The team moves its operations to the new development center in Werdohl

    IFT: IFT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Triebwerkstechnik mbH founded in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

    1991

    IFT: New department “Vehicle Endurance Investigations”

    1994

    AFT: Introduction of NVH (a vehicle and component acoustics) department

    1995

    AFT: First certification according to Quality Management System DIN EN ISO

    1998

    AFT: Completion of new acoustic hall with anechoic roller test-bed

    2000

    AFT: Take-over of DaimlerChrysler Measurement Technology Division "Messhaus"

  • 2001

    AFT: New Technical Support Group office established in Boeblingen, Southern Germany

    IFT: 49% take-over by INA-Schaeffler Group

    2003

    AFT: Development of revolutionary Electrical Variable Camshaft Phasing (EVCP) System & First Certification according to Quality Management System (Automotive Industry) ISO/TS 16949

    2004

    AFT: Takeover of 50% "Conti TEMIC" share by INA-Schaeffler Group

    2006

    AFT: Market introduction of mobile measurement technology (4Measure)

    2009

    IFT: Spin-off of the unit „Vehicle Testing“

    2010

    AFT: Market introduction of the high speed Measurement system PikesPEAK

    2011

    AFT: Market introduction of the PROtroniC TopLINE

    2012

    AFT: Introduction of the unit „Powertrain Systems“ in Herzogenrath

  • 2013

    AFT: Renaming into Schaeffler Engineering GmbH

    IFT: 100% take-over by the Schaeffler Group & First Certification according to Quality Management System DIN EN ISO 9001

    2014

    Schaeffler Engineering: Introduction of a development team in China

    2015

    IFT: Merger with Schaeffler Engineering

    2016

    Introduction of a new location in Nuremberg, Germany

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