MRO Magazine

Schaeffler receives the World Excellence Award from Ford Motor


June 19, 2015
By Bill Roebuck

Herzogenaurach, Germany – As part of its Top Supplier Meeting on May 21, 2015, in Detroit, MI, Ford Motor Co. presented its World Excellence Awards for the 17th time. For its environmentally friendly innovations in the field of fuel economy, Schaeffler picked up one of these sought-after awards in the Smart Pillar category.

This puts the Schaeffler Group among a number of suppliers worldwide that have made a particularly large contribution to one of the four Ford brand pillars – Quality, Green, Safe and Smart. The criteria according to which the award recipients are chosen include the value that the technical solutions have for the end user.

Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG, was in Detroit to accept the award personally. “We are proud to receive this award from Ford,” he said. “It represents their appreciation of both our technological expertise and the excellent performance of our employees in development, manufacturing, and sales.”

Rosenfeld also emphasized the special significance that receiving the award in the Smart Pillar category, which was introduced for the first time this year, has for Schaeffler. “Our aim is to help shape mobility for tomorrow with intelligent solutions, and this award confirms the value of our technologies for the end customer,” Rosenfeld explained.


Schaeffler produces engine, transmission, and chassis components for Ford worldwide. The product portfolio ranges from clutch systems, dual mass flywheels, finger followers with hydraulic pivot elements, and camshaft phasing units through to a wide range of bearing solutions for the drive train.

The Schaeffler Group is a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier of high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. It has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities and sales companies at approximately 170 locations in 50 countries.