Schaeffler develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves – in machines, equipment, and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications – with its INA, LuK, and FAG brands.
The globally active group of companies is a leading manufacturer of bearings worldwide and a renowned supplier to the automotive industry. The company generated sales of approximately 11.2 billion euros in 2013. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership. With approximately 170 locations in 49 countries, Schaeffler has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, sales companies, engineering offices, and training centers.
Our mission is not simply to be good at quality but to excel in quality.
If we are to convince and secure our customers in the long term, we must continue to take a lead on quality, technological progress, reliability and cost-effectiveness as well as ensuring correct, timely deliveries and proving a committed service.
This is and always has been the foundation on which the success of the Company is based.
The standard we must aim for is quality in the eyes of our customers; we must focus every effort on satisfying the expectations and requirements of our customers. Every employee must think and act in accordance with this principle and we must all co-operate with this goal in mind.
Our work must be based on the objective of “zero defects“ and we must implement measures in all departments to ensure defect prevention, not simply defect detection.
The Management and all employees give their wholehearted commitment to this quality policy.
Schaeffler with its brands INA, LuK, and FAG has an extraordinarily broad wealth of expertise and all modern technologies needed to achieve the highest levels of economy and precision in manufacturing. This ranges from the high-volume production that predominantly takes place in the Automotive division through to project-based business in Industrial and Aerospace.
In more than 70 plants across the globe, we manufacture high-precision products every day, ranging from 2 mm drawn cup needle roller bearings right through to large rolling bearings with diameters measuring 4.25 meters.
Our Schweinfurt location, for example, is home to one of the world's largest roll ring forges. Here alone, 80,000 tons of steel are processed every year. At our Herzogenaurach location, more than 520 million finished parts per year are manufactured from 45,000 tons of steel.
Schaeffler with its brands INA, LuK, and FAG is one of the sector's technological leaders in the areas of cold-forming technology, forging technology, machining, heat treatment, coating technology, and assembly.
Deep drawing, which is a cold-forming process, is among INA and FAG's core technologies. Our unmatched expertise in the manufacture of high-precision products using forming methods enables us to produce customer-specific solutions in high volumes at an excellent price-performance ratio.