Since 2001, FAG has been part of the Schaeffler Group and has been active in all of the group’s divisions – Aerospace, Automotive and Industrial. The Schaeffler Group has one of the widest product portfolios in the rolling bearing industry, covering nearly all applications in production machinery, power transmission and rail technology, heavy industry and consumer products.
The Schaeffler brothers found INA in Herzogenaurach in 1946 with the manufacture of hand carts as well as an ingenious idea – the invention of the cage-guided needle roller bearing. For decades, the Schaeffler Group's INA brand has stood for creative application solutions, great engineering and manufacturing expertise and a strong customer focus. All over the world, the Schaeffler Group's INA brand stands for the development and manufacture of rolling bearings, plain bearings and linear guides for machine building and engine components for the automotive industry. New customized solutions are developed daily, which means that 1,000 new products are launched every year. The Schaeffler Group has invested heavily in research and development, most recently in new R&D centers in Germany, Asia and North America.
For over 120 years the name FAG has been synonymous with high quality rolling bearings. In 1883, Friedrich Fischer designed a ball grinding machine in Schweinfurt, Germany that, for the first time, made it possible to produce absolutely round steel balls by grinding. This invention is regarded as the foundation for the entire rolling bearing industry. This is one of the reasons why FAG has long been considered to be a pioneer in rolling bearing technology. Today, FAG is one of the leading brands for applications in machine building, the automotive industry and in aviation and aerospace technology.