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The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. Top quality, outstanding technology, and exceptionally innovative spirit form the basis for the continued success of the company. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping “Mobility for tomorrow” to a significant degree.
With around 92,500 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest family companies in family ownership and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies. The technology company generated sales approximately EUR 14.2 billion in 2018.
Globalization, urbanization, digitalization, scarcity of resources, renewable energies, and the growing demand for affordable mobility are leading to changed, much more dynamic market requirements and business models. Based on these megatrends, the Schaeffler Group has de-veloped its "Mobility for tomorrow" strategy concept, with which the company is focusing on four areas across divisions and regional borders: Environmentally friendly drives, urban mobility, interurban mobility, and the energy chain. Schaeffler is playing an active part in shaping these focal areas with its own research and development activities and, as a leading expert in the fields of innovation and technology, offers its customers and business partners an attractive product range. The Schaeffler Group makes a decisive contribution to all forms of future mobility.
As a development partner with a comprehensive understanding of systems, Schaeffler already offers innovative products for hybrid and electric vehicles. At the same time, Schaeffler is also working to increase the energy efficiency of conventional automotive engine and transmission solutions and of bearing technology for industrial applications. The broad range of products and services includes components and systems for automobile drive trains and products for high-speed trains through to rolling bearings for solar power plants and innovative solutions for aviation and aerospace applications.
The Automotive division develops and manufactures groundbreaking products for engine, transmission, and chassis applications. As a partner to the automotive industry, Schaeffler is a leader in development and production of a wide range of applications in the automotive sector. The company's operative excellence includes components and system solutions for both vehicles with drive trains based on internal combustion engines and hybrid and electric vehicles. The core products include clutch systems, transmission components, torsion dampers, valve train systems, camshaft phasing systems, and electric drives. Schaeffler's precision products make a decisive contribution to reducing engines' fuel consumption and allowing increasingly stringent vehicle emissions regulations to be fulfilled. At the same time, they also increase driving comfort and dynamics, and extend the operating life of engines and transmissions. As one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, the Schaeffler Group offers outstanding specialist expertise for the entire drive train.
The Automotive division's business is completed by a comprehensive range of aftermarket products and services. The Aftermarket is responsible for replacement parts business worldwide and the product range covers clutch and clutch release systems as well as engine, transmission, and chassis applications. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket also offers a comprehensive range of services, including various approaches for transferring knowledge such as practice-oriented training courses, consultation by Schaeffler's repair hotline, the company's online workshop portal, and the development of specialist tools.