A global automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler, with four plants and 19 sales offices has significant presence in India. The company’s three major product brands - FAG, INA and LUK - are well represented in India. Schaeffler in India has earned global qualifications both in terms of quality and productivity and the group is now actively looking at Indian operations as an important manufacturing hub in this region. The company recently appointed Harsha Kadam as Industrial President. Excerpts from an interview with Huned Contractor.Schaeffler’s three major product brands - FAG, INA and LUK - are well-represented in India. The manufacturing plant at Vadodara produces a vast range of ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearing and wheel bearings and sold under the brand name of FAG. The second plant in Vadodara at Savli produces next generation deep groove ball bearings and large size roller bearings also sold under the name of FAG. Schaeffler’s third plant at Talegaon near Pune manufactures needle roller bearings, steel cages, pulleys, cam rollers and a wide range of precision components for valve train, drive systems in engine and transmissions under the INA brand.
The fourth manufacturing location is based out of Hosur that manufactures clutch systems, hydraulic release systems and dual mass flywheels for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and tractors and the products are sold under the brand of LUK.