Strategic Overview

Aligning ourselves to Roadmap 2025

The Group’s objectives include:

  • Create long-term value
  • Efficient allocation of capital
  • Generation of free cash flow
  • Achieve carbon-neutral production operations from 2030 onwards
Business segments
Strategic priorities

Automotive Technologies

  • Accelerating the portfolio’s transition towards electric mobility and chassis applications

Automotive Aftermarket

  • Maintaining the existing high margins
  • Utilising growth opportunities in the independent Aftermarket segment


  • Entering new growth sectors
  • Consistently improving profitability

Five future trends that represent strategic opportunities for Schaeffler:

  • Sustainability and climate change
  • New mobility and powertrain electrification
  • Autonomous production
  • The data economy and digitalisation
  • Demographic change

The Group is working towards maximising these opportunities across all its markets.

At Schaeffler India, we have fine-tuned our strategic priorities to be aligned with the Group’s Roadmap 2025. Divisional growth and diversification plan form the pillar of our strategies for the next few years. All three business divisions have their own strengths, and we have formed strategic priorities for each business segment based on the market trends in each division. These are supported by functional strategies across operations, supply chain, people and technology.

Schaeffler India’s plan for alignment to Roadmap 2025

Advancing on our strategic priorities

  • 1

Further strengthen our local manufacturing footprint

Ramping up our manufacturing capabilities is an important enabler of our growth. COVID-19 has not prevented us from going ahead with these planned investments; we continue to work on expanding our plants at Savli in Vadodara and Talegaon in Pune. Our focus is to enhance our engineering capabilities to meet existing as well as future demand.

Fortifying capabilities

Total manufacturing floor space (sq. mtr.)





  • 2

Increase localisation

Procuring resources locally entails several benefits. It contributes to the growth of our communities. It enables us to rationalise costs, which, in turn, helps us offer competitive prices. Finally, it boosts the efficiency and profitability of our operations.

Localisation ratio

  • 3

Build local R&D capabilities

Over the past few years, it has been our constant endeavour to develop and strengthen our own R&D capabilities. We have built two R&D centres, one each in Pune and Hosur, for this purpose. The objective is to become self-sufficient and optimally use the expertise of our parent. Our extensive R&D capabilities have helped us to launch relevant products customised to the needs of Indian customers.

Investments in R&D in India over the past five years

` 2,555 mn

  • 4

Optimise our logistics network

The integration of our four Central Distribution Centres (CDCs) in Mumbai, Vadodara, Gurugram and Hosur with the two distribution centres in Kolkata and Chennai has made us more efficient and helped reduce costs.

There are significant benefits of having a single location, single invoicing for all three brands, reducing the deployment of resources in the same set of tasks. This new warehouse management system has helped us save time, money and efforts across different stages. These include delivery of materials to customers, documentation and planning. The new system enables better control of uncertainties faced during transit of goods. We continue to further optimise these systems.

Business segments
Strategic priorities

Automotive Technologies

  • Enhance customer centricity by:
    • Strengthening the key account management team
    • Leveraging valuable customer insights
  • Strengthening our market position by adhering to new norms such as CAFÉ, among others using technology
  • Catering to new entrants in the automotive sector
  • Strengthening presence in light and heavy commercial vehicles

Automotive Aftermarket

  • Continuing to diversify the product portfolio
  • Collaborating with online marketplaces across B2B and B2C
  • Strengthening brand communication


  • Growing customer base and strengthening connect with existing customers
  • Offering complete solutions rather than only products