Fundamental information about the Schaeffler Group

Organizational structure and business activities

Part of GNFK StartThe Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and supplier. Employing a workforce of approximately 83,300, the company develops and manufactures high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission and chassis applications, electrified powertrain systems, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for several sectors. These include innovative and sustainable technologies both for vehicles with internal combustion engines and for hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as components and systems for rotary and linear motion, and services, maintenance products, and monitoring systems for a large number of industrial applications. Additionally, the company provides repair solutions in original-equipment quality for the automotive spare parts market worldwide.

Schaeffler Group organizational structure

Organisational structure of Schaeffler Group (graphic)

Simplified presentation for illustration purposes.
1) Supply Chain Management

The Schaeffler Group is characterized by a three-dimensional organizational and leadership structure which differentiates between divisions, functions, and regions. The group’s business is based on the three divisions – 1), , and – which also represent reportable segments. The division is based at the Buehl location, the division at the Langen location, and the Industrial division at the Schweinfurt location. The corporate head office of the Schaeffler Group is located in Herzogenaurach.Part of GNFK End

More information on the organizational and management structure as well as the legal structure of the group can be found in the current Annual Report on page 1 et seq.

Locations and production network

200

locations worldwide

Part of GNFK StartWith its approximately 200 locations worldwide, 75 production facilities in 22 countries, 20 research and development centers, and a tight-knit sales and service network, the Schaeffler Group’s customers always find it close at hand.2) The company has a global production system. The plants, which employ approximately 65,000 staff, form the core of the Schaeffler Group’s operations and are managed based on uniform principles on a cross-divisional basis.Part of GNFK End

Schaeffler Group plants and R&D centers

Schaeffler Group plants and R&D centers (graphic)
Regions reflect the regional structure of the Schaeffler Group.

1) The “Automotive OEM” division was renamed “Automotive Technologies” on October 26, 2020.

2) The definition of locations was revised and adapted to the new structures in the reporting year.

Automotive Technologies
In the Automotive Technologies division, the Schaeffler Group offers expertise as a reliable partner to nearly all automotive manufacturers and important suppliers for the complete drive train – for the motor, transmission, chassis, and auxiliary units in passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.
Automotive Aftermarket
With its Automotive Aftermarket division, the Schaeffler Group is represented worldwide in the spare parts business, offering both products and services.
Industrial
Division of the Schaeffler Group that includes the business with customers in the mobility, production machinery, energy and raw materials, and aerospace sectors.
Industrial
Division of the Schaeffler Group that includes the business with customers in the mobility, production machinery, energy and raw materials, and aerospace sectors.
Industrial
Division of the Schaeffler Group that includes the business with customers in the mobility, production machinery, energy and raw materials, and aerospace sectors.
Automotive Technologies
In the Automotive Technologies division, the Schaeffler Group offers expertise as a reliable partner to nearly all automotive manufacturers and important suppliers for the complete drive train – for the motor, transmission, chassis, and auxiliary units in passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.
Automotive Aftermarket
With its Automotive Aftermarket division, the Schaeffler Group is represented worldwide in the spare parts business, offering both products and services.
Industrial
Division of the Schaeffler Group that includes the business with customers in the mobility, production machinery, energy and raw materials, and aerospace sectors.
Automotive Technologies
In the Automotive Technologies division, the Schaeffler Group offers expertise as a reliable partner to nearly all automotive manufacturers and important suppliers for the complete drive train – for the motor, transmission, chassis, and auxiliary units in passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.
Automotive Aftermarket
With its Automotive Aftermarket division, the Schaeffler Group is represented worldwide in the spare parts business, offering both products and services.