Schaeffler Group USA has a strong heritage as a systems innovator in the replacement market, developing unique products and solutions engineered to provide flawless performance, unbeatable durability and high customer satisfaction.
Products are manufactured and distributed to the automotive replacement markets in the United States and Canada. Customers include distributors, fleet owners and technicians who specify and install the LuK, INA and FAG brands.
What is today known as Schaeffler Group USA, started as the automotive aftermarket division of LuK, Incorporated. Located in Wooster Ohio, LuK was founded in 1977 to assemble clutch components for vehicle manufacturers. Soon LuK began developing and manufacturing clutch systems, working in close partnership with the automakers’ new vehicle development teams.
LuK Automotive Systems was established in 1982 as a department of LuK to provide domestic and import clutches and discs to the replacement market. In 1986 the company introduced the LuK RepSet® to the North American automotive aftermarket. This innovative concept provided customers with a complete clutch replacement set – clutch, disc and release bearing – in one box under one part number. LuK continued to expand its product line to provide full coverage for the light vehicle market.
Three years later, LuK Automotive Systems relocated to its current facility in Valley City, Ohio just outside of Cleveland. Throughout the next decade, the company expanded its product offering to include additional clutch system components – flywheels, hydraulic master and slave cylinders, clutch cables and release forks. This expansion offered distributors and service technicians products for complete clutch repair.
In 2005 the aftermarket operations of the Schaeffler-owned brands LuK, INA and FAG were integrated under a single corporate umbrella. The integration formalized a cooperative relationship that had long existed among the three companies. The company was renamed Schaeffler Group USA, and today it offers replacement parts for engine, chassis and driveline applications under the LuK, INA and FAG brands.