Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, also known as the Schaeffler Group, is a German manufacturer of rolling bearings for automotive, aerospace and industrial applications. The company was founded in 1946 by the brothers Dr. Wilhelm and Dr. E. Georg Scheffler. In August 2008, the firm agreed to a phased acquisition of larger competitor Continental AG. In 2009, Schaeffler acquired a significant stake in Continental AG. The Schaeffler Group also owns the INA, FAG and LuK, Ruville brands.
Schaeffler manufactures high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a wide range of industrial applications.
Today, the Schaeffler Group has 39 factories in different countries of the world, so the marking on the place of production may be different. Manufacturing plants for the production of spare parts are also located in the USA, Canada, China, Thailand and Russia.
FAG Bearings In 1883, Friedrich Fischer from the small German town of Schweinfurt developed the first special steel ball mill to make fully spherical steel balls possible. This idea is considered the historical beginning of the rolling bearing industry, so FAG has long been recognized as a pioneer in rolling bearing technology. Today, it has become one of the leading brands in the field of machine manufacturing, automotive industry and aerospace technology.
There are companies, branches and sales agents in the major industrial countries of the world. FAG bearings manufacture a wide range of ball bearings and roller bearings with outer diameters from 3 mm to 4.25 m.