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Schaeffler > Technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles

Germany, Herzogenaurach – Electric and hybrid vehicles mark the beginning of a new era in the automotive industry




Schaeffler employees working on the P2 hybrid modul.

Technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles. Schaeffler is expanding in the electric mobility sector
Energy efficiency, environmental friendliness, and the associated rapidly growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles mark the beginning of a new era in the automotive industry. Schaeffler will support these groundbreaking developments with forward-looking technologies. Against this backdrop, the company will double its global capacities in the electric mobility sector. The total number of employees working in the fields of electric mobility and mechatronics will increase to 2,400 during the next five years.
“In 2011, Schaeffler established the eMobility Systems Division in order to systematically consolidate its activities in the field of electric mobility,” says Prof. Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler. “Only five years later, we can offer a wide product range with successful new product start-ups.”

Driven by research and development, Schaeffler has developed technologies to volume production readiness within a short period of time under the organizational structure of the eMobility Systems Division. Successful products such as hybrid modules or electric axles resulted in new product lines, accompanied by a comprehensive personnel increase and high investments. Schaeffler has adapted its structures in order to consistently promote the positive developments and successes on this dynamic market.


Reorganization of Hybrid Drives business unit
Andreas Englisch has been responsible for the restructured Hybrid Drives business unit since April 2016. He reports to Matthias Zink, President of the Transmission Systems business division. The Hybrid Drives business unit will comprise the product lines “Electric Axle”, “Hybrid Modules” and “CVT”, and will expand its workforce to over 300 employees by the end of the year. The proven product line organization ensures optimum collaboration between development, purchasing and production. The individual product lines will be supported by a central research and development department in the Automotive Division, which focuses on performing comprehensive simulations and tests for various drive topologies in the vehicle, including all disciplines required for electrification. This department comprises a global network with a focus on Germany, China, and the USA. All projects, such as the volume production start-ups for the electric axle and hybrid module sectors, can thus be managed jointly on an international level.


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