Schaeffler Group

We pioneer motion

At Schaeffler, we believe motion is the essence of life. It has been the core element in reimagining mobility while shaping the future with efficient and sustainable solutions.

From innovative bearings and clutches to cutting-edge software solutions, we push the boundaries of technology to keep the world moving smoothly, efficiently, and sustainably. Our rich portfolio, like electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells, among others, are enabling a carbon-free society.

16,313 mn


310 mn

Net income


Patent registrations

As at 31st December 2023
Patent registrations in 2022

Why we exist

Our purpose

We pioneer motion to advance how the world moves.

What we want to achieve

Our vision

We are the automotive and industrial supplier of choice that leads through innovation, agility, and efficiency.

How we achieve our targets

Our mission

We develop and deliver innovative and intelligent components, systems, and services that enable sustainable mobility and motion.

Our strategy

  • Innovation – shaping the way ahead
  • Quality – highest product quality and outstanding service quality
  • System Understanding – optimise complex, individualised solutions
  • Manufacturing Excellence – sophisticated, high-precision technologies

We are SBTi validated

Schaeffler Group plants and R&D centres

as on December 31, 2023

Note: Map not to scale

Plants and R&D centres

Regions1) Europe Americas Greater China Asia/Pacific Schaeffler Group
Employees 51,153 12,095 13,031 7,083 83,362
R&D centres 9 5 2 4 20
Plants 45 15 13 9 82
Automotive Technologies
27 10 9 6 52
18 5 4 3 30
Campus locations 10 4 3 - 17

1) Regions reflect the regional structure of the Schaeffler Group.