Schaeffler Group (China)

Company Profile



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

Business Overview

-The Company is the Chinese subsidiary of the German mega-supplier Schaeffler and has operated in China since 1995, when the Company started production there.

-The Company manufactures engine, transmission, and chassis components and systems.

-The Company has two R&D centers in Anting, Shanghai and Changsha, Hunan. It has eight auto technology-related plants in Taicang, Suzhou, Yinchuan, Nanjing, Xiangtan and other locations in China. As of December 31, 2022, Schaeffler Group China had a total of 12,874 employees at its plants and R&D centers.

-The Schaeffler Group consists of three divisions: Automotive Technologies, Automotive Aftermarket, and Industrial.

Division Business Activities
Automotive Technologies Development and production of solutions for internal combustion engines and for hybrid and electric vehicles. Development and production of parts and systems for engines, transmissions, and chassis.
Automotive Aftermarket The Company produces products under four brands: LuK, INA, FAG, and Ruville, delivering clutch-release systems as well as products for engines, transmissions and chassis.
Industrial The Company produces bearings also, such as ball bearings, plain bearings, as well as liners and direct-drive technologies and services, with a focus on intelligent products and connected components.

-In the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2022, Schaeffler Group achieved sales of EUR 15,809 million, an increase of 9.4% at constant exchange rates; Schaeffler Greater China sales were EUR 3,609 million, accounting for 22.8% of the Group's total sales. In addition, the Group’s Automotive Technology Division achieved sales of EUR 9,501 million, an increase of 7.7% at constant exchange rates. Schaeffler's automotive business in Greater China decreased by 1.4%.

-The information in this report mainly includes information about Schaeffler activities in Greater China. (Greater China includes Mainland China, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Taiwan)


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 was 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.
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.
May. 2021 Launched operations at Schaeffler (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.’s fourth plant.

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