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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 shaping “Mobility for tomorrow” to a significant degree.
Environmentally friendly drives, urban mobility, interurban mobility, and the energy chain are the four focus areas that Schaeffler is actively helping to shape with its own research and development in cooperation with customers and business partners. Around the globe, Schaeffler’s technological expertise, operational excellence, and systems know-how are highly valued.
Products by the Schaeffler Group – high quality components, modules, and system solutions for the future of industry and the automobile – provide an answer to major worldwide megatrends like climate change, globalization, urbanization, and digitalization. They help our customers master the challenges associated with these trends and conduct business successfully. We want it to stay that way. That is the reason for our vision: “As a leader in technology, we combine a passion for innovation with the highest standards of quality to shape the mobility for tomorrow – for a cleaner, safer, and smarter world.”
Schaeffler offers its customers energy-efficient solutions for vehicles with drive trains based on internal combustion engines as well as components and systems know-how for hybrid and electric vehicles. The Automotive division serves as a competence partner of the automotive industry for sustainable mobility and global progress. The Industrial division supplies rolling bearing solutions for over 60 sectors of industry. The range includes everything from miniature bearings only a few millimeters in width to large-size bearings with an outside diameter of several meters, with smart products and the networking of components coming increasingly to the fore.
For many millions of people, Volkswagen is the epitome of mobility. With its vehicles, technologies and mobility concepts, the brand aims to make people’s lives better. As the most successful volume automaker in the world, the core brand of the Volkswagen Group not only produces vehicles for customers in more than 150 markets at its production facilities in 14 countries – in 2016, Volkswagen produced about 5.99 million vehicles, including bestsellers such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta or Passat. Volkswagen also produces engines and components including manual gearboxes and automatic transmissions as well as genuine spare parts for the aftermarket. Currently, 196,000 people work for Volkswagen across the globe. The brand also has 7,700 dealerships with 74,000 employees. Many financial and other services connected with driving round off the comprehensive Volkswagen range.
With the Transform 2025+ strategy and the pact for the future, Volkswagen has initiated the most comprehensive transformation process in the history of the company – and launched the brand’s largest product offensive to date.
At the same time, Volkswagen is forging ahead consistently with the further development of automobile production. Our new claim, which applies throughout the world, is “We make the future real”: e-mobility, smart mobility and the digital transformation of the brand are the key strategic topics for the future.
By 2025, Volkswagen plans to take the lead in e-mobility, with 1 million electric cars sold per year. The long-term objective is to assume a leading role in the new world of auto-mobility.
Accompany us and the Volkswagen brand on our way to the new world of auto-mobility.
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