Schaeffler Ranked Second Most Innovative Company in Germany

Bearing Repair
4/1/16

Schaeffler, one of Bearing Service’s top manufacturers, has been named the second most innovative company in Germany for the second year. Having filed more than 2,300 patent registrations in 2015, Schaeffler’s position as one of the top innovators in the industry has, once again, been confirmed by Germany’s Patent and Trademark Office.

Driven by their commitment to innovation, Schaeffler is known for discovering trends at an early stage and moving in the direction of those trends. The company is built around the concept of fostering innovation and working to perform research and development that results in the development of new components, systems and modules. According to Dr. Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler, “Innovation is one of the Schaeffler Group’s success factors and ensures our economic success in the long term. The basis for continuous innovation is our network for research and development, which identifies new basic technologies in a worldwide network and uses these to generate and realize ideas for new, customer-relevant products.”

Schaeffler was incorporated in 1967 and, with the help of five manufacturing plants in South Carolina, produces INA, Barden and FAG bearing products. The company’s products include needle bearings, combination bearings, precision ground bearings, linear bearings, profile rails, ball bearings, modules and a range of other products utilized in industrial and automotive applications.

At Bearing Service, we are proud to work with companies that are dedicated to innovating within the industry. Knowing that our customers demand the highest quality, most efficient solutions to their issues, we are confident that Schaeffler – and the other manufacturers that we work with – will continue to drive the industry forward and, ultimately, allow us to better serve our customers. If you’ve been searching for a reliable partner that will work tirelessly to deliver the products and solutions that you need, contact us today to discuss how Bearing Service can help.

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