Schaeffler wins GreenTec Award

Schaeffler wins GreenTec Award

Schaeffler, the OE and aftermarket component manufacturer behind the LuK clutch, INA tensioner, FAG wheel bearing and Ruville engine, cooling and suspension components ranges, has shown how it is leading the way in the field of environmentally friendly automobility. The supplier recently took first place for its E-Clutch in the environmental and business category at the GreenTec Awards in Berlin.

Schaeffler’s innovative technology won over the high-ranking jury made up of 71 representatives from industry, science, industry associations and the media. In the automobility category, awards are presented to particularly innovative and environmentally-friendly technologies, which make the most convincing case in terms of weight reduction, optimisation of fuel consumption, increasing the length of the life cycle, production and materials. The E-Clutch facilitates the functions start-stop and sailing in manual transmissions. This reduces CO2 emissions by 3 to 8 percent under real operating conditions.

Dr. Roland Welter, Vice President of the Overall Systems Clutches product line at Schaeffler in Bühl, Germany commented, “There is a great deal of customer interest and it is important that we now put the system into volume production as soon as possible.” He added, “If all goes to plan, Schaeffler would like to start production in 2018.” Welter was in Berlin to accept the prize and expressed his gratitude to the entire Schaeffler team.


   Related items

  • Schaeffler launches repair solution with pulley decoupler from the INA brand
    As the only supplier in the independent aftermarket, Schaeffler is now offering for the first time a repair solution with pulley decoupler for the auxiliary drive. This INA repair solution will initially be offered for BMW vehicles with 1.5-liter and 3-cylinder gasoline engines (like the BMW 3 Series) and should also be available for certain vehicles from Opel and Volvo by the end of the... Read more
  • Video: how to remove and fit cartridge wheel bearing on vehicle
    Step-by-step guide shows correct dismounting and mounting process of first gen wheel bearing... Read more
  • Schaeffler hybrid and electric drive concepts
    Reducing fuel consumption and emissions, increasing comfort and driving dynamics: hybrid drives play a significant role in these development... Read more
  • Not all auxiliary belts are the same
    Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, prides itself on the quality of its products and is dedicated to ensuring they perform to the highest possible... Read more
  • Rusty Bearing Hum
    Some 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles may exhibit an unusual humming noise from the front wheel bearings. This may be caused by muddy water entering the wheel bearing(s), causing the bearing(s) to rust. A new bearing seal design has been improved to eliminate this... Read more
Login to post comments


Remember Me