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February 7, 2023

Schaeffler Romania : Investing in future generations

Schaeffler, with its product brands INA, LuK and FAG, is a leading global automotive and industrial supplier. The technology company stands for the highest quality and strong innovative ability.

The Schaeffler Group makes a decisive contribution to the “mobility for tomorrow” with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission and chassis applications as well as rolling bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The company generated sales of approximately 11.2 billion Euros in 2013. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of Europe’s largest industrial companies in family ownership. It has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, sales companies, and training centers at approximately 170 locations in 49 countries.

Founded in 2002, Schaeffler Romania, is one of the top production units of the Schaeffler Group. The company manufactures components for the automotive industry  and for the heavy industry. The initial project for the plant consisted in three production halls and a development area of 55,000 sqm. Those expectations were exceeded by far and today, after 10 years of activity, the plant occupies a production area of 100,000 sqm and operates production in six halls.

In a world which is developing at a faster and faster rate and in which the half-life of forecast is becoming increasingly shorter, Schaeffler Romania has built  a strong value system which always reflects the highest German quality standards and concern for the future. Education is one of the core values for Schaeffler Romania. Thus, the company has developed a complex portfolio of educational programs, which offers students and pupils the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills, taking advantage of the know-how of a modern company. The numerous programs vary from the short-term ones, like one month internship or ”The Excellence Scholarships”, to the Trainee Engineer Program, which are recommended to serious and motivated students as well as graduates. The professional development of students is also enriched by activities such as the academic lectures programs, plant visits and activities made with and for students.  The Master Program, ”Virtual Engineering in Automotive Design”, is a joint master program between Schaeffler and the “Transilvania” University from Brașov that has started in 2013 .

The orientation towards the future of the company has materialized in major investments in research and development. As a result, in 2012, Schaeffler Romania inaugurated one of the most modern Engineering Centers in the whole country.

At the same time, in 2012, Schaeffler Romania showed interest in the undergraduate educational system and decided to be the initiator of the first vocational school in dual system in Romania – the German Vocational School Kronstadt. Founded with the involvement of 11 worldwide-renowned companies, the vocational school offers pupils the opportunity to be trained for a technical vocation with the active support of  the most important companies in Brasov. Young people have been learning in the most modern and efficient conditions, technical qualifications sought by companies. More than half of the first graduates of the school became Schaeffler Romania employees.

The educational programs are constantly developing and every pupil or student, motivated and willing to learn, can find the right opportunity for himself at Schaeffler. More details about each educational program and contact data can be found on the company website: www.schaeffler.ro




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