Schaeffler receives the “World Excellence Award” from Ford

Schaeffler Nederland B.V.,  2 december 2015
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Ford Motor Company honors Schaeffler's environmentally friendly innovations with its “World Excellence Award” in the “Smart Pillar” category.  

Schaeffler produces engine, transmission, and chassis components for Ford world-wide. 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.


For its environmentally friendly innovations in the field of fuel economy, High Tech Platform-member Schaeffler picked up one of these sought-after awards in the “Smart Pillar” category. They received the award from Ford in Detroit, USA.  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.


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


Pratik Shah, Schaeffler's global key account manager for Ford, had this to say:

“We are immensely pleased about this award, which gives us motivation to do our utmost every single day and continue to show Ford that Schaeffler is the expert partner when it comes to efficient mobility – all over the world.”



Schaeffler is member of the Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform