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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.

Smartphones and social media have transformed communications throughout the world. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to link together vehicles, machines and people. Schaeffler is undergoing a digital transformation.

Megatrends are a major challenge: They will shape our future life and make it unequivocally clear to us that a fresh way of thinking will be inescapable in many fields.

As a company looking to the future, Schaeffler places particular emphasis on investing in research and development. Worldwide, approximately 6,700 employees work at 17 research and development locations.

Innovation requires not only creative people but also a culture that makes it possible to awaken the potential that exists and to use it efficiently. A culture of innovation is a daily reality at Schaeffler.

Realising solutions today for tomorrow: In accordance with this principle, Schaeffler has been continually driving forward technological progress for more than 120 years pioneering spirit and innovative strength.

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