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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Schaeffler presents repair and service solutions for today, tomorrow and the future

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Schaeffler, the global automotive and industrial supplier, will be showcasing its complete portfolio of market and future-oriented repair solutions for combustion engines, hybrid and electric vehicles at Automechanika Frankfurt from September 13th to 17th, 2022.

“Your business is our focus” will be the motto of Schaeffler's Automotive Aftermarket division at the world famous trade fair, as the company presents a raft of new products on their stand from the LuK, INA and FAG product brands. Schaeffler will also be looking at the daily repair routine expected in a modern workshop, as well as the future of mobility.

Making its debut at the show is a new E-axle repair kit, the “Schaeffler E-Axle RepSystem - G”, which is among the finalists in the race for the Automechanika Innovation Award.

“Schaeffler is well prepared for the increasing repair needs of hybrid and electric vehicles and has always brought new technologies and expertise from its original equipment experience into the independent aftermarket. Staying true to this approach is particularly evident this year, as is the opportunity to once again have face-to-face engagement with visitors,” explains Jens Schüler, CEO of Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. “With our smart repair solutions and digital service offerings, we help garages meet the growing challenges of e-mobility and digitalization. At the same time, we ensure that they are still able to repair traditional combustion engines in a professional way, enabling garages to continue providing a complete service to their customers.”

Market-Centric: Repair solutions for today and tomorrow
Schaeffler’s Automechanika 2022 stand can be found in the Forum building at the Agora outdoor area, (A02), and features three zones: “Market-Centric,” “Customer-Oriented” and Future-Ready.”

“Market-Centric” focuses on the needs of our customers and includes repair solutions that garages require today and in the near future. Highlights include the LuK C0 disconnect clutch repair kit for hybrid vehicles, the second-generation INA Thermal Management Module for vehicles with automatic start/stop or hybrid drive, and the latest wheel bearing generations available as FAG WheelSets.

Schaeffler will also be presenting the latest technologies emerging from its involvement in new vehicle development. Visitors can take a look at the 800-volt 3-in-1 E-axle, the latest TriFinity wheel bearings or the intelligent mechatronic rear-wheel steering system (iRWS). Sooner or later, all of these advanced technologies will become relevant to workshops – with Schaeffler ideally positioned to provide the independent aftermarket with relevant and appropriate repair solutions. An example of this is the “Schaeffler E-Axle RepSystem - G” , which is currently the only repair solution that allows workshops to repair E-axles instead of completely replacing them. The aftermarket experts will demonstrate how this translates into reality by carrying out live demonstrations on a Volkswagen E-Golf at their stand.

Customer-Oriented: Creating added value
Support is another focus topic on the stand – especially Schaeffler’s REPXPERT service brand, which is the key feature in the “Customer-Oriented” zone. REPXPERT combines all Schaeffler’s aftermarket service offerings, providing instant digital support for independent garages, as well as personal contact. The award-winning portal currently has more than 200,000 users worldwide, delivering a range of market-leading features – from TecDoc powered catalogue data and parts identification, to live or even remote support in some markets.

Visitors can also try out the new Schaeffler OneCode interactive labelling system. The QR code can be found on the latest LuK, INA and FAG product boxes, enhancing the company’s digital service offering by providing the quickest and easiest way to access data. In just a few seconds, professional technicians can get product specific technical information, check the authenticity of the parts in the box and also collect REPXPERT bonus points. All it takes is just a simple scan of the OneCode using their smartphone or tablet, or alternatively the code can be entered manually into the REPXPERT app or on the online portal.

Future-Ready: Sustainable mobility for tomorrow
Last, but not least, Schaeffler is dedicating a big part of its trade fair presence to the topics of future mobility and sustainability, which is where Schaeffler’s “rolling chassis” takes centre stage. This space-saving, scalable vehicle architecture is geared towards autonomous driving, featuring drive-by-wire technology, four electric high or low-voltage wheel hub drives and single wheel steering. A Schaeffler interactive app will also provide information about sustainability activities across the entire Schaeffler Group, including the Aftermarket division.

Jens Schüler:

"The Automotive Aftermarket division is constantly looking at how we can support the Schaeffler Group in achieving its sustainability goals. Our innovative repair solutions are already extending vehicle service life, and together with our colleagues from Schaeffler’s Automotive Technologies division we are now bringing e-mobility products to the aftermarket – an example being the new e-axle repair solution: ‘Schaeffler E-Axle RepSystem - G’. And thanks to innovative digital supply chain management tools, we only produce and ship what the market really needs, saving valuable resources.”

When it comes to sustainability, the Schaeffler Group has ambitious goals. At the special "Innovations4Mobility" show, the company will present future-oriented solutions on climate-friendly mobility at 11:30am on September 14th on the stage in Hall 3.0, Stand B98.