As a forward-looking company, the Schaeffler Group has invested significant amounts in research and development, most recently in new R&D centers in Asia and North America. Approximately 6,000 employees work on new products and technologies in more than 40 research and development centers all over the world. We own the rights to more than 14,000 patents and patent applications and around 1,100 inventions are filed for patent applications every year. We are characterized by creative engineering and unconventional solutions. Additional success factors are the highest level of quality, employee development, exemplary environmental protection and sustained, long-term and targeted development of the company.
The Schaeffler Group, one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial companies in private ownership, is shaped by social responsibility and thinking in the long term. We have committed ourselves to compliance with high social and ethical standards in our Code of Conduct.
Lean and efficient management ensures fast decision making worldwide.