Aftermarket solutions and services
- Innovative repair approaches have been developed to resolve the challenges associated with the increasing technical complexity and networking of vehicles
- The assembly and logistics activities for the Automotive Aftermarket have been efficiently bundled at a single location in Europe
Global spare parts business
Bestandteil des 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.Bestandteil des GNFK Ende
The clear purpose of our business is to develop and deliver the best repair solutions for the global automotive aftermarket and, to this effect, we are currently aligning our product portfolio to satisfy the shift toward sustainable mobility, which includes a wide range of repair solutions and individual components for hybrid vehicles.Jens SchülerCEO Automotive Aftermarket
Repair solutions for hybrid vehicles are 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, the use of an electric motor in the belt drive involves additional requirements. In an effort to maintain a competitive product portfolio in the engine segment over the long term, the Automotive Aftermarket has set its sights on expanding the range with a particular focus on full hybrids and plug-in hybrids. For many hybrids, the spare parts program already contains a comprehensive selection of individual components and complete solutions (KITs) in all four key motor systems: timing drive, front end auxiliary drive, valve drive, and cooling system.
The company also offers repair solutions for 48-volt mild hybrid technology: The tasks of the front end auxiliary drive (FEAD) have evolved from supplying energy to the electrical system to providing additional hybrid functions. The Schaeffler Group was the first supplier in the aftermarket to provide a repair solution for 48-volt hybrid vehicles in 2019 – the INA FEAD KIT– and has been continuously expanding its portfolio in this technology ever since.
tons of annual CO2 reduction by bundling assembly and logistics activities at a single location
Bestandteil des GNFK StartThe European Aftermarket Kitting Operation (AKO) aims to supply customers in the automotive aftermarket quickly and reliably at all times. The AKO supplies spare parts and repair solutions not only to European regional warehouses, but also to customers in Central Europe. The space at the new AKO for storing spare parts, assembling them into complete solutions (“kitting”), and shipping them is the size of 32 soccer fields. Bundling assembly and logistics activities at a single location reduces transport between the locations and increases transport capacities, which will reduce CO2 by more than 2,500 tons a year.Bestandteil des GNFK Ende
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