Aftermarket solutions & services
- The challenges associated with the increasing technical complexity and networking of vehicles are being resolved with innovative repair approaches
- The trend toward autonomous production reinforces the Schaeffler Group’s cost-effective monitoring and service solutions
Global spare parts business
Part of GNFK StartThe Automotive Aftermarket division is responsible for the global spare parts business and supplies innovative repair solutions in original-equipment quality. The company is thus helping to increase the service life of vehicles.Part of GNFK End
One example is repair solutions for hybrid vehicles, which form a central component of a holistic mobility shift. The technical challenges here are manifold and complex – in the case of hybrid cars with P0 drive, an electric motor in the belt drive is combined with the classic combustion engine. The 48-volt mild hybrid technology, in which the front-end auxiliary drive (FEAD) has evolved from a power consumer into a power supplier, plays a key role. The Schaeffler Group is the first supplier in the spare parts market to provide a repair solution for 48-volt hybrid vehicles: the INA FEAD KIT.
With its REPXPERT brand, the company also offers technical support for garages as well as for the repair and maintenance of vehicles of all brands and segments. In addition, customers receive new services that help the garage to identify and order spare parts. Further digital solutions are being developed to facilitate the diagnosis of faults and to support and simplify the repair process with data-based services.
tons of CO2 reduction through new assembly and packaging center
Part of GNFK StartThe new European Aftermarket Kitting Operation (AKO) aims to supply customers in the automotive aftermarket quickly and reliably at all times. Operations kicked off in August 2020. The AKO supplies spare parts and repair solutions not only to European regional warehouses, but also to customers in Central Europe. The aim is to process up to 5,000 internal transport orders per hour in the future. The level of investment is at around EUR 180 m. The associated drop in transport between the locations and the increase in transport capacities will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 2,500 tons a year.Part of GNFK End
More information on reducing emissions can be found in the chapter Energy and emissions.
With automatic relubrication devices, the right amount of fresh lubricant is applied to the contact areas of the rolling bearing at just the right time. In the reporting period, the Schaeffler Group developed an E-Kit – a retrofit set for electric motors. Insufficient and excessive lubrication, which can lead to downtime, can thus be reliably avoided, as can system contamination resulting from excess lubricant.