Schaeffler Group (China)

Company Profile



No.1, Antuo Road, Jiading District, Shanghai 201804, China

Business Overview

-Schaeffler started investment and production in China from 1995.

-The Company is a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier focused on components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications.

-The Company is organized into two divisions, which are divided further into specific business units:

Automotive division Industrial division
-Engine Systems
-Transmission Systems
-Chassis Systems
-Automotive Aftermarket
-Industrial Applications
-Industrial Aftermarket

-The Company is represented by its three brands: INA, LuK, and FAG.

-Roller bearings
-Linear guidance systems
-Engine components
-Plain bearings
-Precision components
-Sensor wheel bearings
-High-precision bearings
-Large-size bearings

-Systems for transmissions
-Torque converters

-The sales of the Schaeffler Group (China) reached EUR 2.763 billion in 2019.


Engine systems
-Standard valvetrains

  • Mechanical tappets
  • Hydraulic tappets
  • Finger followers
  • Rocker arms
  • Cam levers

-Variable valvetrains

  • UniAir - Fully variable electro-hydraulic valve control system
  • Cam shifting systems
  • Mechanical switchable tappets
  • Hydraulic switchable tappets
  • Switchable finger followers
  • Switchable pivot elements
  • Switchable roller tappets
  • Switchable valves

-Camshaft phasing systems

  • Camshaft phasing units for chain drives
  • Camshaft phasing units for belt drives
  • Solenoid valves

-Chain drives

  • Tooth, roller, and sleeve chains
  • Tensioner blades and chain guides
  • Chain tensioners
  • Camshaft-drive tensioners

-Belt drives

  • Primary drives
  • Toothed-belt tensioners
  • Toothed chains
  • Auxiliary drives
  • Mechanically and hydraulically dampened belt tensioners
  • Belt-driven starter generator drives
  • Tensioning systems
  • Tensioner and idler pulleys
  • Overrunning alternator pulleys
  • Thermal management modules

-Rolling bearings for engine shafts

  • Rolling bearing supports for balancer shafts
  • Rolling bearing supports for camshafts
  • Rolling bearing supports for crankshafts
  • Lightweight balancer shafts

Transmission systems:
-Bearing supports for transmissions and rear axle drives

  • Needle roller bearings
  • Ball bearings
  • Tapered roller bearings
  • Drawn cup roller bearings
  • Planetary gear sets
  • Angular contact ball bearings
  • Tandem angular contact ball bearings

-Lightweight differentials
-Clutches, shift systems, synchronizers

  • Clutches
  • Clutch discs
  • Clutch release bearings and clutch release systems
  • Peak torque limiters
  • Clutch-servo assistance
  • Linings
  • Shift systems
  • Gearshift units and gearshift domes
  • Drawn cup needle roller bearings for linear and rotary motion
  • Shift detents
  • Gearshift sleeves
  • Intermediate rings for synchronizers

-Dual-clutch and automated transmission solutions

  • Automated manual transmission solutions
  • Dual-clutch transmission (DCT) solutions
  • Hybridized double-clutch transmission solutions

-Automatic transmission solutions

  • Pulley sets for CVTs
  • Chains for CVTs
  • Torque converters
  • Torque converter lockup clutches

-Torsional vibration dampers

  • Dual mass flywheels
  • Balancer shaft dampers
  • Crankshaft dampers

Chassis systems and accessories
-Bearings for chassis applications

  • MacPherson strut bearings
  • Spring seat bearings
  • Universal joint bearings
  • Tripod rollers

-Steering column bearings and components

  • Steering column bearings
  • Clamping devices
  • Linear bearings and displacement bearings
  • Power steering pump bearings

-Wheel bearings

  • Wheel bearings
  • Wheel modules
  • Four-row angular contact ball bearings (twin tandem)

-Electromechanical actuators

  • Roll stabilizers
  • Ball screw drives
  • Electromechanical steering systems
  • Ride-height leveling systems
  • Track and camber adjustment systems

-Commercial vehicle applications

  • Kingpin bearings
  • Stabilizer bearings
  • Brake adjusters
  • Half-shells
  • Insert bearings

-Bearings for accessories and interiors

  • ABS pump bearings
  • Throttle-valve bearings
  • Turbocharger bearings
  • Starter motor bearings
  • Air-conditioning compressor bearings
  • Water pump bearings
  • Plain bearings

Hybrid and electrical drive systems
-Electrical wheel hub drives
-Electrical axle drives
-48V hybrid modules


1995 Ina Bearing (China) Co., Ltd. was established in Taicang, Jiangsu and changed its name into Schaeffler (China) Co., Ltd.
1997 Raybestos Friction Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was established. Later, it was merged into Schaeffler Group and changed its name into Schaeffler Friction Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
1998 Ina Bearing (China) Co., Ltd. Taicang Plant I came into operation.
2001 Ningxia Fu An Jie Northwest Railway Bearing Co., Ltd. was established in Yinchuan, Ningxia. Later, it was merged into Schaeffler Group and changed its name into Schaeffler (Ningxia) Co., Ltd.
2004 Schaeffler Asia Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established, later it renamed as Schaeffler Holding (China) Co., Ltd. to manage investment and business in China.
2006 Schaeffler (China) Co., Ltd. Plant II and Plant III came into operation.
2007 Shanghai Anting Schaeffler R&D Center was established.
2011 Schaeffler (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. was established.
2012 Schaeffler (Ningxia) Co., Ltd. opened new plant to expand production.
Schaeffler Friction Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. moved into new plant, thus, production capacity improved.
Schaeffler (China) Co., Ltd. Plant IV came into operation.
2014 Schaeffler (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.  came into operation.
Schaeffler (China) Co., Ltd. Plant II restructured.
Schaeffler (China) Co., Ltd. Plant III No. 5 plant put into operation.
Jun. 2015 Schaeffler AG announced that its Nanjing Plant will start producing truck wheel bearings later this year.
Aug. 2016 Schaeffler AG announced that it will invest in a new production base in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China.
Oct. 2016 Schaeffler (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. held an inauguration ceremony to celebrate the official opening of Hall 3, its new production facility in Nanjing, China.
Nov. 2017 The Schaeffler Xiangtan Manufacturing Base was officially laid.
Mar. 2018 Schaeffler's first global P2 Hybrid Module was officially put into production at the Taicang Manufacturing Base.
Sep. 2018  Schaeffler Friction Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. completed the construction of its continuously variable transmission (CVT) chain production line in Suzhou.
Aug. 2019 Schaeffler (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. held a ceremony to launch the construction of its fourth plant, which is expected to start operations in July 2020.
Sep. 2019 Schaeffler AG signed an agreement with the Administration Committee of the XiangJiang New Area in Hunan Province, regarding the establishment of a new wholly-owned company. 
Oct. 2019 Schaeffler AG held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new manufacturing site in Taicang, Jiangsu Province. The site is expected to start operations in 2022.

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