Schaeffler to expand its e-mobility development campus

Schaeffler is expanding its existing electromobility development and manufacturing campus in Bühl, Germany, by adding a new building complex. The construction project represents an investment of about 50 million euros.

The facility will occupy a land area of approximately 8,000 square metres and will serve as a new centre of excellence for electrified mobility at Schaeffler’s Automotive Technologies headquarter.

“We are significantly scaling up our activities in electromobility and are acquiring major customer projects,” says Matthias Zink, CEO for automotive technologies at Schaeffler. In 2021, Schaeffler posted over EUR 1 billion in sales of electrified powertrain solutions. Furthermore, the supplier to the automotive and industrial sector secured new electromobility projects worldwide valued at EUR 3.2 billion. This was followed by a further EUR 3.2 billion worth of new orders in the first half of 2022, already meeting the full-year target for 2022 in the first six months.

Many of these highly complex customer projects will ultimately be handled at the expanded electromobility campus. “We are creating new, state-of-the-art workspaces for our innovations in electromobility,” Zink says.

The new facility is part of Schaeffler’s Roadmap 2025 strategic program and represents a key milestone in the expansion of the company’s e-mobility capabilities. Construction will get underway in September 2022, with completion scheduled for the fall of 2024.

“The construction of the development centre is an important signal for Bühl as a business location and especially for the future of its employees,” says Bühl’s mayor Hubert Schnurr, who recognises the construction of the development centre as another clear sign from the company that it will not only strengthen the Bühl location, but also position the company for the “mobility of the future”.

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