Schaeffler Friction Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was founded in Suzhou in 1997. Suzhou is appr. 100 km west of Shanghai. In 1998, the factory was opened with about 60 employees.
Start-up of our new plant, a few kilometers away from the old location, was at the beginning of 2012. This includes a building area of 16,000 square meters and is, thus, almost twice as large as the entire production and administration area of the old site. In the meantime, more than 400 employees are working in the new plant including the staff from the old plant as well as nearly the complete management team, which has remained true to our company since its opening in 1998.
Our actual capacity for clutch facings is approx. 26 million parts. 70 % are sold domestically and 30 % for the export, i. e. Europe, North- and South America, Africa and Asia as well. We serve the Asian OE market in general and the international aftermarket worldwide with our products.
From the first day of production, Schaeffler Friction Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. successfully uses the same techniques, standards of production and Quality Management Systems as Schaeffler Friction Products GmbH in Morbach.