Besides global customer proximity, active employee development, and sustainable management, the most important factors in Schaeffler’s success include innovation and creativity. Around 8,000 employees at 20 R&D centers develop new products, technologies, processes, and methods for solutions that are tailored to the market. Schaeffler is among the innovation leaders in industry with more than 2,400 patent registrations in 2018, and 26,600 active patents and patent registrations.
The Schaeffler Group develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves – in machines, equipment and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications. The Schaeffler Group, one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial companies in familiy ownership, is shaped by social responsibility and thinking in the long term. We have committed ourselves to compliance with high social and ethical standards in our Code of Conduct.
The company combines a long-term strategic focus with modern management methods and attractive jobs. Our employees’ creativity and speed and their awareness of the importance of their personal performance ensure that we maintain our competitive edge. Our personnel development is characterized by continuing education. Our employees benefit from a wide range of opportunities for career advancement both in-house and through temporary transfers to other sites of the Schaeffler Group.
Leadership at Schaeffler
At Schaeffler, we value a modern leadership culture. A culture that is based on transparency, trust, and teamwork. Our managers assume responsibility for decisions while also encouraging others to make decisions of their own. An open culture of feedback and trust in the abilities of others is an important basis here. We are constantly questioning the ways in which we lead, how we work together day to day, and how we define good, modern leadership.
Against this background, our six leadership essentials provide the framework for Schaeffler’s leadership culture and day-to-day guidance for our managers.
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Our principles for good leadership