Release time : 2015-06-11 08:08:58
By Bearing Manufacturer>Bearing News>Schaeffler Pursues Holistic Approach with Regard to Electric Mobility
Schaeffler is bundling its numerous activities relating to electric mobility in an eMobility Systems Division. With the creation of the new eMobility Systems Division, Schaeffler is pursuing a holistic approach that integrates the expertise of both the Automotive and Industrial divisions. "Electric mobility is generating sustained and growing interest. As a development Ceramic Bearings partner and supplier, we must react to this development", says Rolf Najork, Director of Transmission Systems and Electric Drives at Schaeffler. Accordingly, Schaeffler is creating an eMobility Systems Division for the purpose of combining the numerous individual competencies and developing the market at systems level.
"Suppliers play an active role in the development of electric mobility. With innovations and future-oriented products, they make an important contribution to progress and securing the future, which are always associated with considerable investments", says Prof. Peter Gutzmer, Member of the Board of Management and Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler. "With the eMobility Systems Division we are also creating structures at an international level that will enable us to cover this important Needle roller Bearings field in its entirety."
The eMobility Systems Division will initially provide jobs for 300 employees. Development capacities at Schaeffler's locations in Herzogenaurach, Buhl and Suhl will be expanded accordingly. Activities relating to electric mobility will also be increased at Schaeffler's development locations in China and North America. Schaeffler is searching for engineers with qualifications in technical subjects, natural scientists and industrial engineers.
"Schaeffler offers excellent opportunities for starting and developing a career in an international environment and in an important market segment that is at the cutting edge of technology. Our product range includes key components for the entire electric drive train and solutions for drives in hybrid vehicles and electric cars. Mechatronics is playing an increasingly significant role", says Rolf Najork. "Our innovations are used in both automotive and industrial environments.
The product range already includes numerous solutions relating to electric mobility. The range extends from sensor bottom brackets for so-called pedelecs, start-stop solutions and hybrid clutches right up to electric drives. Schaeffler has made a name for itself, for example, with the hybrid solutions presented in the "car full of ideas", the Schaeffler Hybrid, and the wheel hub drive eWheel Drive, as well as the eDifferenzial presented in the concept vehicle ACTIVeDRIVE The product range is rounded out by special Skateboard Bearings solutions in the renewable energy sector.