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  • Schaeffler AG
  • Industriestraße 1-3
  • 91074 Herzogenaurach
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Jörg Walz
  • +49 (9132) 82-7557

Outstanding Invention Offers Numerous Advantages

FAG wheel bearing with face spline is a finalist for the renowned PACE Award

(PresseBox) (Herzogenaurach/Schweinfurt, ) The FAG wheel bearing with face spline is among the nominated finalists for the renowned PACE Award. This award, which is presented annually by the Automotive News magazine in cooperation with audit and consulting firm Ernst & Young and the Transportation Research Center (TRC), honors outstanding product innovations of automotive suppliers.

The new wheel bearing with face spline, which went into volume production in the BMW X1, connects the wheel bearing with the axle journal axially instead of radially. This leads to several advantages: The weight of the component is reduced by around ten percent while significantly increasing its capacity to support loads. In addition, the face spline reduces the fitting outlay and ensures clearancefree fitting. The innovative wheel bearing concept thus has a positive influence on fuel consumption and emissions, performance and driving characteristics as well as operating life and costs. In short: With the wheel bearing with face spline, the Schaeffler Group offers a stateoftheart product that is more precise, more lightweight and at the same time more costefficient.

This innovative wheel bearing solution has won the "2008 Automechanika Innovation Award" and the "2009 NoAE Innovation Award" (Network of Automotive Excellence). Last year, the Schaeffler Group received the PACE Award 2009 for the LuK dry double clutch.

Schaeffler AG

With its brands INA, LuK and FAG, it is a renowned supplier to the automotive industry as well as a leading manufacturer of rolling bearings worldwide. Around 61,000 employees generated sales of approximately 7.3 billion euros in 2009. Our main customer is the automotive industry with around 60 percent of our sales. The Schaeffler Group is a renowned development partner to the industry with system expertise for the entire drive train. Precision products for engines, transmissions and chassis applications ensure reduced energy consumption and lower emissions as well as increased driving comfort and safety. In addition to the "classic" manual transmissions and automatic transmissions, the Transmission Systems Business Division offers automated manual transmissions, dualclutch transmissions and CVTs. The range of transmissions for the future is rounded out by applications for alternative drive concepts such as hybrid drives. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket supplies distributors and independent workshops with replacement parts and services.