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Innovation as a success factor
World-changing events don't happen every day. But we work every day to systematically improve things as they are. This is because we know that innovative force is a significant factor for the success of a company - now more than ever before. Progress is often a matter of detail, and of knowing that every great thing is the sum of many small parts. Inventive spirit and a will to succeed, two of our company founders' fundamental virtues, define our activities. We work to bring about the technologies of the future and, in doing so, create the basis for our innovations to make tomorrow's worldwide mobility even better than it is today. One thing we know for sure is that mobility means progress.
SCHAEFFLER SHAPES THE MOBILITY FOR TOMORROW
The Indian car market is expected to grow rapidly. According to “Make in India”, the number of vehicles sold in 2020 will amount to more than 6,000,000.
The main products currently manufactured by Schaeffler in India are clutches and engine components for the local market. Schaeffler’s concept vehicle "Efficient Future Mobility India" bundles together a range of drive train technologies that allow a reduction in fuel consumption of up to ten percent. The demonstration vehicle is based on an economical small car with a manual transmission that has widespread distribution there.
The technologies used here are selected to suit the specific features of Indian traffic: An automated clutch, for instance, is combined with a start-stop system to ensure comfortable driving in the continuous stop-and-go traffic of the country's major cities.
The responsibility for the worldwide development of agricultural machinery in the drive power range up to 50 HP rests with India. Schaeffler India has been a proud partner in this technical progress providing Indian industry with bearings of contemporary technology and global quality standards. The development of Engineering Hubs for Agricultural Machinery as well as for Motorcycle ensure customer proximity and the implementation of local demands. India's agricultural industry still only has a mechanization level of around 30 percent, with the remaining fields being worked by hand. Approximately 60 percent of the overall population is currently employed in agriculture.
Schaeffler India has built up a strong engineering footprint with a comprehensive engineering capability. As part of the Schaeffler Global Technology Network, Schaeffler’s location in Vadodara has been awarded certification as a Schaeffler Technology Center (STC). STCs are local centers of technical expertise in the regions. With highly qualified engineers and a defined range of services Schaeffler is pursuing its requirements for offering the same high standards of customer support worldwide. Awarding the title "Schaeffler Technology Center" is the confirmation – after a comprehensive audit – that these high demands are being met.