DETROIT, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Schaeffler Technologies – a global automotive manufacturer of high-precision products and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications – will showcase how the company, through its portfolio of products, is well positioned as a partner in efficient future mobility as powertrain technologies shift to alternative types, such as hybrid and electric vehicles.
For the seventh consecutive year, Schaeffler Technologies will have a presence at NAIAS as an event sponsor and exhibitor. Its 5,000-square-foot exhibit in room W2-60 will be open to journalists and invited guests. In the company's exhibit area, a press conference focusing on the North American market will be held at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9.
"In today's competitive automotive environment, offering innovative solutions for optimizing the drivetrain on combustion engines, as well as key components for hybrid vehicles and advanced solutions for electric vehicles, is critical," said Jeff Hemphill, chief technical officer, Schaeffler North America. "The North American International Auto Show provides the ideal platform for Schaeffler Technologies to showcase how our established automotive product portfolio and forward-thinking innovations can meet the current and evolving efficient future mobility needs of automakers."
During its press conference, Schaeffler Technologies will debut its eSoultions concept to the North American market. The eSolutions concept, which provides detailed insight into Schaeffler Technologies' varied product range for energy efficiency and forward-looking mobility, includes components that are suitable for use in hybrid and electric vehicles. In addition to the concept, Schaeffler Technologies will showcase its established products and technology offerings that optimize internal combustion engines, hybrid solutions and electric vehicles.
The NAIAS event – one of the world's premier automotive exhibitions – opens to the media and industry officials on Monday, Jan. 9. It will open to the public from Saturday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 22.
With its brands INA, LuK and FAG, Schaeffler Technologies is a renowned supplier to the automotive industry. The company is among the innovation leaders in the world with more than 5,500 employees at 40 locations worldwide developing new products, technologies and processes, which result in more than 1,600 patent applications annually. Serving as a development partner with system expertise for the entire drivetrain, Schaeffler Technologies manufactures precision products for engines, transmissions and chassis applications that ensure reduced energy consumption and lower emissions, as well as increased driving comfort and safety.
To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler Technologies operates development centers in Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company's 400 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 5,500 global engineers, drive development in the region utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit www.schaeffler.us.
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