Customers and products

The current megatrends of climate change, urbanization, globalization, and digitalization are constantly presenting the Schaeffler Group’s automotive and industrial customers with new challenges. Schaeffler analyzes how the demands are changing due to these megatrends and develops innovative products for the demands of the future. At the same time, Schaeffler works closely with its customers and aligns its development work along their expectations.

Schaeffler focuses its innovative strength across divisions on four strategic areas where growth potential has been identified: “eco-friendly drives”, “urban mobility” (traffic within cities), “interurban mobility” (traffic between cities), and “energy chain”.

Energy efficiency, resource consumption and system reliability are key issues in all transport sectors, but also in many industrial processes. They also affect the upstream energy chain since sustainable mobility and industrial production will ultimately only be achieved with energy from renewable sources.

Schaeffler always abides by its extraordinarily high quality standards: Customers and users must be able to fully rely on the performance and durability of the products. To ensure this, the company continues to develop its comprehensive, systematic quality management system.

The products of the Schaeffler Group make a direct contribution to achieving the . For example, technical developments for electrically powered cars, scooters, e-boards and e-bikes encourage the development of “sustainable cities and communities” (SDG 11). Products in the field of energy chains, such as stationary batteries, also contribute to achieving this aim. In addition, they help to realize “sustainable and modern energy for all” (SDG 7).

SDG overview

Sustainable Development Goals; 17 goals for sustainable development of the United Nations that are intended to help secure sustainable development on the economic, social, and ecological level.