The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier whose enduring success is built upon unsurpassed quality, outstanding technology and a singular innovative ability. With high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a wide range of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is actively shaping “Mobility for tomorrow.” Over 92,000 employees make Schaeffler one of the world’s largest family companies, whose worldwide network of manufacturing locations, R&D facilities and sales offices encompasses approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries.
Schaeffler Group USA Inc. is headquartered on a 60-acre campus in Fort Mill, South Carolina, that comprises two administrative buildings, two manufacturing plants and a Technology Center. The site also serves as the regional headquarters for Schaeffler in the Americas. As such, it is responsible for the engineering, production, sales and marketing of Schaeffler’s renowned INA, LuK, FAG and Barden product brands throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
Schaeffler operates eight manufacturing plants in the U.S.: In addition to the two factories on the Fort Mill campus, production takes place in Danbury, Connecticut; Winsted, Connecticut; Joplin, Missouri; Wooster, Ohio; and Cheraw, South Carolina (which is home to two manufacturing facilities). Schaeffler’s U.S.-based R&D activities are spread across three sites, which include the aforementioned Fort Mill Technology Center as well as an Automotive Center in Troy, Michigan, and an Innovation Center in Wooster, Ohio.
Schaeffler’s high-precision products and system solutions are found in virtually any technological application: from automotive drivetrains to high-speed trains to wind turbines to production machinery to aircraft – and everything in between. To that end, Schaeffler is organized into three divisions: Automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), Automotive Aftermarket and Industrial.