The company was founded in 1946, and achieved an industrial breakthrough in 1949 with the development of the needle roller and cage assembly by Georg Schaeffler. In 1952, an INA needle roller bearing replaced the previously used plain bearings in the transmission of the VW Beetle. Today, almost every modern passenger car contains INA engine and transmission components.
Variable cam timers and hydraulic bucket tappets ensure improved performance, reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions, and increased driving comfort in modern car engines. INA rolling bearings, engine components, and linear technology are characterized by a high level of quality and reliability.
The globally active group of companies is a leading manufacturer of bearings worldwide and a renowned supplier to the automotive industry. The parent company Schaeffler develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves - in machines, equipment, and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications - with its INA, LuK, and FAG brands. The company generated sales of approximately 11.2 billion euros in 2013. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership. With approximately 170 locations in 49 countries, Schaeffler has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, sales companies, engineering offices, and training centers.
Everything we sell comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, products that carry the Bavarian Autosport brand come with a minimum 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. (Some have lifetime warranties!) If you are unhappy with a product's quality or performance, simply let us know. We'll make it right. Call Customer Service at 800.535.2002, option 7, or e-mail [email protected].