Supplier Schaeffler is focusing on innovative component and system solutions for China. As Klaus Rosenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Management, and Matthias Zink, Board Member Automotive Technologies, announced in today’s press conference for Auto Shanghai 2021, they want to be based be the preferred partner for customers in China and around the world thanks to our own manufacturing know-how. “As an automotive and industrial supplier, this applies to all areas of mobility and every type of movement.“Mobility is more than just a linear movement, says Rosenfeld.
At Schaeffler, China accounts for 23.4 percent of total sales. One of the most important ways of reducing CO2 is the electrification of the powertrain. “As a partner to the automotive industry, Schaeffler closely follows market needs and development trends in order to offer tailor-made solutions for every technological challenge“, Emphasized Matthias Zink, who is also on the Car Forum Powertrain will speak of automobile production on June 8th.
The company can announce completion in the form of the start of series production of electric motors for hybrid modules, hybrid transmissions and purely electric axle drives in a range of applications from 20 to over 300 kW. The basis for the electric motors produced by Schaeffler is a modular and highly integrated technology platform. In addition, the supplier is showing for the first time a rolling chassis that represents a locally emission-free drive solution for large cities and that also has an electromechanical steer-by-wire system.
Metallic bipolar plates layered in stacks form the core of a fuel cell system. Image: Schaeffler
According to Schaeffler, hydrogen technology is a strategically important area. In the case of the essential components, the stacks, the company focuses on so-called metallic bipolar plates for fuel cell stacks, which are manufactured by precise forming and coating in the thin-film area. With innovative components and systems for everything to do with fuel cells as well Electrolysers are to make a significant contribution to the successful establishment of hydrogen technology and this is underlined by a strategic cooperation agreement with Refire, a provider of hydrogen fuel cell technology in China, which both partners signed at the auto show.
According to the agreement, the development of key components for hydrogen fuel cells, such as bipolar plates or thermal management systems, is to be accelerated. Both companies want to advance the industrialization of hydrogen fuel cells, it is said.