Dr. Georg Schaeffler, who founded the company with his brother Wilhelm in 1946, demonstrated what it means to think outside the box as early as 1949. At this point, his development of the needle roller and cage assembly – a pioneering innovation – helped the needle roller bearing achieve an industrial breakthrough. Georg Schaeffler’s inventive spirit and his will to succeed have become a permanent part of corporate culture in more than 35 factories worldwide.
All over the world, the Schaeffler Group’s INA brand stands for the development and manufacture of rolling bearings, plain bearings and linear guides for machine building and engine components for the automotive industry. The company works closely with its customers as an engineering partner, starting with the initial stages of system development. New customized solutions are developed daily, which means that 1,000 new products are launched every year. The Schaeffler Group has invested heavily in research and development, most recently in new R&D centers in Germany, Asia and North America.Back return