Schaeffler India showcases its Lifetime Solutions and precision products portfolio for machine tools industry at IMTEX 2023


Bengaluru | January 19, 2023, | Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler India Limited (BSE: 505790, NSE: SCHAEFFLER), showcased its flagship Lifetime Solutions and core competencies including linear guides, bearing solutions, and Schaeffler Ultra Precision Drives for the machine tools industry at IMTEX 2023 in Bangalore.

Schaeffler has a focused approach toward the machine tools and automation market. Comprehensive end-to-end product and service solutions take care of the complete product lifecycle and localized production at the new Quick Center reducing delivery lead time.

Schaeffler’s high-precision products in the bearing arrangements of rotary tables, feed spindles, main spindles, and linear axes have been world leaders for many decades. Precise and durable, low-maintenance, and immediately ready to install –Schaeffler has an extensive and well-balanced product range available for all bearing arrangements in machine tools. The service partnership is reinforced by Schaeffler Industrial Drives direct drive specialists, which now makes it possible to implement application-optimized complete solutions for rotary and linear movements as well.

Harsha Kadam, MD & CEO of Schaeffler India; President of Industrial Business India said, “We are excited to showcase our flagship lifetime solutions and core products here at the largest machine tools show in India. We have been steadily working towards delivering higher value with reduced lead times with the establishment of our ‘Quick Center’ in the Maneja plant while offering a comprehensive range of digital solutions. Combined with our digital and product solutions, Schaeffler is helping to achieve higher productivity by improving the overall availability of machine tool products. The products displayed are a testament to our core focus on reliability and precision. We look forward to productive engagement with our customers and partners and together stride the next steps towards digitalization.”

With digitalization at the core of lifetime solutions, applications help in optimizing, (re)installing, rebuilding, and operating & maintaining. The cloud computing capability of Schaeffler OPTIME lifetime solutions enables faster data storage and analytics. On one hand, the OPTIME Cloud is connected to portable solutions plugged into the machines which gather real-time data. These physical entities are called OPTIME Gateway. The collected data is shipped on a real-time basis to the cloud that processes it into information and delivers it to the user through OPTIME user interfaces supported by a mobile application. Users get an expert view and ready dashboard and can also manage existing assets.

Schaeffler Group – We pioneer motion

As a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, the Schaeffler Group has been driving forward groundbreaking inventions and developments in the fields of motion and mobility for over 75 years. With innovative technologies, products, and services for electric mobility, CO₂-efficient drives, Industry 4.0, digitalization, and renewable energies, the company is a reliable partner for making the motion and mobility more efficient, intelligent, and sustainable. The technology company manufactures high-precision components and systems for powertrain and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The Schaeffler Group generated sales of approximately EUR 13.9 billion in 2021. With around 83,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies. With more than 1,800 patent applications in 2021, Schaeffler is Germany’s third most innovative company according to the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office).

Schaeffler India Limited

Schaeffler has been present in India for over 50 years. With 3 well-known product brands LuK, INA, and FAG, 4 manufacturing plants, and 8 sales offices, Schaeffler has a significant presence in India. Schaeffler is among the largest Industrial and Automotive suppliers with sales of INR 55.6 billion in 2021 and around 2,922 employees. The manufacturing plants in Maneja and Savli (Vadodara), produce a vast range of ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, and wheel bearings that are sold under the brand name FAG. The plant at Talegaon near Pune, manufactures engine and powertrain components for the front accessory drive systems, chain drive systems, valve trains, gear shift systems, and a range of needle roller bearings and elements, under the brand INA. The fourth manufacturing location is based out of Hosur, producing a wide range of clutches and hydraulic clutch release systems for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and tractors sold under the brand LuK. Schaeffler also has the largest after-market networks serving industrial and automotive customers. All of this is backed by dedicated engineering, research and development support based in India in support of product teams.