Schaeffler strengthens communication team - Automotive division
Petra Wolf and Pia Theresa Hoffmann Form New Communication Team at LuK in Bühl
"We are extremely pleased to have secured two communication experts with experience of the automotive industry for Schaeffler. Ms. Wolf and Ms. Hoffmann report to Joerg Walz, Head of Communications, Schaeffler Group Automotive. Ms. Wolf is also Mr. Walz's deputy", explains Marcus Brans, Director of Corporate Communication, Schaeffler AG.
Petra Wolf is well known in the automotive sector. After graduating in business administration, she was head of public relations at automobile importer Hyundai Motor Germany in Neckarsulm until 2005. Ms. Wolf has since worked as a freelancer for the communication agency Ketchum Pleon in Düsseldorf and the logistics service provider Leschaco in Bremen, where she was head of corporate communication. Before joining Schaeffler, she was employed as a consultant for change communication at the IT service provider, operational services in Wolfsburg - Ms. Wolf is a trained system coach (DGCo/ECA).
Pia Theresa Hoffmann studied communication science (M.A.) at the University of Duisburg-Essen and already has initial experience in the automotive industry. She has worked at Daimler AG and Peugeot Deutschland GmbH in the areas global corporate communication and marketing. She has many years of experience in organizing trade shows and events.
LuK, based in Buehl/Baden, supplies customers all over the world with systems and components for vehicle drive trains. Dr. Georg Schaeffler and Dr. Wilhelm Schaeffler founded LuK in 1965 with the initial aim of supplying diaphragm spring clutches for the successor to the Volkswagen Beetle. Today, one in four cars worldwide has a LuK clutch. Nearly all major automobile manufacturers benefit from the excellent system knowledge of LuK engineers. The ground-breaking innovations include - alongside the development and manufacture of significant components for the dry clutch DSG transmission - the dual mass flywheel, components for the continuously variable transmission for high torques, the automation of manual transmissions and high-performance torque converters. In addition, LuK is a major supplier for clutch linings.
With its brands INA, LuK and FAG, Schaeffler is a renowned supplier to the automotive industry as well as a leading manufacturer of rolling bearings worldwide. Sales of €9.5 billion were generated at over 180 locations in more than 50 countries in 2010. With over 70,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership.
Our main customer is the automotive industry with around 60 percent of our sales. Schaeffler is a renowned development partner to the industry with system expertise for the entire drive train. Precision products for engines, transmissions and chassis applications ensure reduced energy consumption and lower emissions as well as increased driving comfort and safety.