Schaeffler India


Employee life

Celebrating Birthdays of Employees

Employee’s way of life at Schaeffler India

For decades, the Schaeffler Group’s INA brand has stood for creative application solutions, great engineering and manufacturing expertise and strong customer focus. The traditional FAG brand that is over 100 years old is one of the world’s leading brands for applications in machine building, in the automotive industry as well as in aviation and aerospace. For more than 40 years, LuK has been synonymous with strength of innovation, customer focus and quality for numerous products in the automotive drive train.

With INA and FAG, the Schaeffler Group has one of the widest product portfolios in the rolling bearing industry, covering nearly all applications. An employee’s life cycle here, faces technical challenges, but is definitely comforted with tremendous grooming and learning efforts.

It’s all about rolling out great careers - and successful professionals here!

Employee engagement & an open channel of communication

Town Hall meetings at Schaeffler India, are attended by representatives of the Top Management as well as employees. This throws open an opportunity for the employees to express their concerns and also aspirations and ideas. A solid platform for the management to seek genuine feedback as well.

Besides sharing information with employees about current business situation in Schaeffler Group, Schaeffler AP & India, this platform is used to share and promote best practices. The last session "Excellence Endeavour" invites members to share their success stories with the audience.

Some of the more interesting initiatives also include:

  • FAG conducted the ‘My Family’ day; they invited over 200 families of our employees to visit the factory, witness production processes and of course enjoy the red carpet in the evening.
  • LuK converted an outing into a learning experience, and conducted out-bound experiential team workshops with external consultants to facilitate the activities. This program essentially focussed on some unique challenges being faced by the team which could be effecting their productivity, like breaking silos, building trust among team members, understanding the big picture, working towards a common goal etc.
  • FAG India’s top management visited Lions Blind Girls School to donate a computer equipped with latest hardware and software suitable for blind children. Through this special speaking computer, blind children can be educated with basic computer courses. Indeed an inspirational experience.
  • FAG also conducted ‘My Vision’, another exciting drive which concluded by the MD himself taking a personal responsibility of reading through hundreds of entries from employees/families to felicitate the top rated ones. A total of 12 awards were given to best vision statements out of 255 entries, while 15 talented children were felicitated in various categories of Drawing and Essay writing competition.
  • The most cheered event across all BUs is the Children’s day – an open drawing competition for employees’ children.
  • INA celebrates employees’ birthdays in a unique way. This is one day when a common cake is cut in presence of a senior management representatives. Employees get an opportunity to talk to their leaders on an informal platform and share concerns.

The Bayerisch Academy

The Elite Bayerisch Aceademy students were hosted by the Schaeffler Group in October 2011, the students on a study cum orientation tour, visited INA Bearings India Pvt Ltd at their Pune Plant located in the Indian State of Maharashtra. The tour was facilitated by Dr. Peter Kraus, an alumnae of the Bayerisch Academy.

The main purpose of the tour was as under:

  • Employee development and leadership.
  • Ethics and responsibilities
  • Interdisciplinary, intercultural thinking and handling.
  • Result oriented plans and team work.
  • Media competency.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking.

These students had engineering and economics background and they were here for the purpose of personal development, Lleadership and civil courage. During their visit to INA Bearings, these students were given a brief insight into the products being manufactured in the form of a pPresentation by Mr. Karl Peter Kraus, their mentor and alumnae of the Bayerisch Academy, at Pune. After the presentation they were taken for a plant tour where they were introduced to the work culture and ethics being followed by the Schaeffler Group in India. The students took keen interest in the production processes and the strict quality control methods being followed in India.

During the entire visit these students were introduced to presentations, project work, group work, mentor programs, and seminars etc.; thus preparing them for job oriented training and global work ethics.