Fundamental information about the Schaeffler Group
Organizational structure and business activities
Part of GNFK StartThe Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial 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 industrial 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.
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 – Automotive Technologies1), Automotive Aftermarket, and Industrial – which also represent reportable segments. The Automotive Technologies division is based at the Buehl location, the Automotive Aftermarket 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
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
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.