New Schaeffler Technology Centers - Premium Expertise Worldwide
Additional locations for optimum customer service
Certified expertise ensures high standards worldwide
With its local engineers, Schaeffler has always been able to offer a high level of technical knowledge and comprehensive services worldwide. To be awarded the "Schaeffler Technology Center" title and receive the corresponding certificate, however, a location must meet high requirements and global standards. The specified range of services comprises twelve areas of expertise, which are checked in internal audits. With their expert knowledge, the STC engineers can address technical issues quickly and directly. Customers worldwide receive optimum product support for their applications, including important information about operating life, lubrication intervals, mounting tolerances, and assembly services. The portfolio of an STC also includes condition monitoring and defect assessment. Regular training courses, workshops, follow-up audits, and the constant exchange of information with the worldwide networks of experts ensure that this high standard is permanently maintained. Each location places particular focus on individual areas of expertise depending on the regional market requirements. The four new STC, for example, provide an outstanding level of knowledge of assembly services (Chile), condition monitoring (UK), training (Belgium), and application knowledge (Korea).
The Global Technology Network - today and tomorrow
Schaeffler is working continuously on consolidating and expanding the global network. This includes the certification of further Schaeffler Technology Centers and the setup and strengthening of expert networks. 1,250 local engineers at more than 130 sales offices and 25 Schaeffler Technology Centers are currently providing optimum local support to customers. They are assisted by 1,000 sector and product experts and 6,000 R&D engineers. Schaeffler will also develop expertise and initiate the STC certification process at other locations depending on the market requirements.
Schaeffler, with its brands INA, LuK, and FAG, is a leading global provider of rolling bearings, plain bearings, and linear and direct drive products as well as a renowned supplier to the automotive industry. The globally active group of companies generated sales of approximately 11.1 billion euros in 2012. With approximately 78,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership.
The Industrial division supplies components and systems for around 60 industrial sectors via its worldwide organization with market proximity and its application support service. The range comprises more than 225,000 products from miniature bearings only a few millimeters wide, e.g. for dental drills, to large-size bearings with an outside diameter of several meters, e.g. for wind turbines.