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Schaeffler Group Automotive at the 2010 NAIAS Detroit Auto Show


DETROIT, Jan. 8, 2010 -- Schaeffler Group Automotive returns as a hospitality sponsor at this year's Detroit Auto Show and will feature a series of innovations for engine, transmission and chassis during Preview Days. As was presented at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt and the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, the world's first fully-variable hydraulic valve control system UniAir/MultiAir, the direct shift transmission with dry double clutch and the wheel bearing with face splines, will be on display in the Schaeffler Group suite.

The Detroit Auto Show begins with press days on January 11 and 12 and its doors will remain open until January 24, 2010. Schaeffler Group Automotive will have these innovations on display in the Skyline Room located on the second level concourse.

The Schaeffler Group

The Schaeffler Group is among the innovation leaders in Germany with around 1,250 patent applications annually. With its brands INA, LuK and FAG, it is a renowned supplier to the automotive industry as well as a leading manufacturer of rolling bearings worldwide. Around 66,000 employees generated sales of approximately 8.9 billion Euros in 2008. Our main customer is the automotive industry with around 60 percent of our sales. The Schaeffler Group is a renowned development partner to the industry with system expertise for the entire drive train. Precision products for engines, transmissions and chassis applications ensure reduced energy consumption and lower emissions as well as increased driving comfort and safety. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket supplies distributors and independent workshops with replacement parts and services.