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Schaeffler AG: Schaeffler lays the foundation stone for the central laboratory

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Schaeffler AG: Schaeffler lays the foundation stone for the central laboratory

02.06.2022 / 12:04
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Schaeffler lays the foundation stone for the central laboratory

– The central laboratory brings together the company’s core expertise and key technologies under one roof

– Multi-million investments strengthen both the company’s future and Germany as a business location

– A state-of-the-art building with a total area of ​​over 17,000 square meters and 15 laboratories for 360 employees will set new standards for sustainability as a green building

Herzogenaurach | June 2, 2022 | Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has laid the foundation stone for its state-of-the-art central laboratory at its Herzogenaurach campus. The 80 million euro investment in the building is a key element of the 2025 roadmap. Despite a difficult environment, the company is continuing this project for the future, which will be completed in 2023 and occupied by employees in early 2024 .
“For Schaeffler, the central laboratory is of crucial importance to ensure the continued competitiveness and success of the company”, says Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG.
The new building will allow Schaeffler to pool its core expertise and key technologies in the field of research and development and will also strengthen Herzogenaurach as the headquarters of the Schaeffler Group. The central laboratory is a clear commitment to Germany as a business location and a sign that we want to continue on our strategic path.
In addition to the central laboratory, Schaeffler is also establishing its competence center for hydrogen technology in Herzogenaurach. In addition, the automotive and industrial supplier only recently opened a fully automated and digitized tool technology center at its location in Höchstadt an der Aisch, Franconia. In addition, a state-of-the-art primary plant for e-mobility is being built in Bühl, home of Schaeffler’s Automotive Technologies division. The investments implemented in Germany will secure jobs in future growth areas in the long term.

Central lab will shape future technologies
The interdivisional central laboratory complex in Herzogenaurach will span over 17,000 square meters of total floor space and house 15 laboratories and over 360 employees. “Schaeffler has always provided the highest levels of innovation capability and development excellence,” says Uwe Wagner, Chief Technology Officer of Schaeffler AG. “The central laboratory will allow us to sustainably strengthen our expertise and advance the automotive and industrial sectors thanks to the solutions that will be developed there. Synergies in the development process will enable Schaeffler to optimize technologies in the future areas of e-mobility, hydrogen and renewable energies and ultimately bring product solutions to market even faster.
The new central laboratory will cover a wide range of topics related to the company’s research and development activities, particularly in key technological areas, including measurement, test and calibration systems, materials, chemistry , coatings and nanotechnology as well as optimizing system life and reliability. The focus here is on materials, chemistry, coatings and nanotechnology with the corresponding high-resolution measurement technologies (metrology, chemistry, physics, electronics and analysis).

Teacher. Dr.-Ing., Tim Hosenfeldt, Head of Corporate Research and Innovation & Corporate Competence Center Central Technologies, says: “The central laboratory will encompass a unique range of services that combine analytical methods and specialist expertise and will enable us to increase our innovative strength and speed. The building sets new standards in terms of laboratory conditions, which will enable, for example, high-resolution analysis and measurement technologies as well as the tailor-made development of materials. The central laboratory will be built according to the latest sustainability standards and operated as a green building in accordance with the gold standard of the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council). Schaeffler also intends to make the new complex accessible to external customers. His plans therefore include a laboratory and a presentation space for the digitization and use of artificial intelligence.

Schaeffler Group? We are the pioneers of the movement
As a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, the Schaeffler Group has been responsible for groundbreaking inventions and developments in the fields of motion and mobility for more than 75 years. With innovative technologies, products and services in the areas of CO2-saving drives, e-mobility, Industry 4.0, digitalization and renewable energies, the company is a reliable partner for making movement and more efficient, intelligent and sustainable mobility. The technology company produces precision components and systems for powertrain and chassis applications as well as bearing and plain bearing solutions for a multitude of industrial applications. The Schaeffler Group achieved sales of around 13.9 billion euros in 2021. With around 83,000 employees, the Schaeffler Group is one of the largest family businesses in the world. With more than 1,800 patent applications in 2021, Schaeffler is Germany’s second most innovative company according to the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office).


Dr Axel Lüdeke
Group Communications & Public Affairs Manager
Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach,

phone: +49 9132 82 8901
email: [email protected]

Renata Casaro
Head of Investor Relations
Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone: +49 9132 82 4440
email: [email protected]

Daniel Pokorny
Communications Technology Manager,
Innovation & Digitalization
Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone: +49 9132 82 88708
email: [email protected]

John Eisenman
Senior Investor Relations Manager
Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone: +49 9132 82 4440
email: [email protected]

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