Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket hosted a grand opening event for its new 250,000 square-foot facility in Strongsville, Ohio, on June 1.
The office, warehouse and distribution center represents the continuing growth of Schaeffler’s North American Automotive Aftermarket operation and expansion of its product portfolio.
“The grand opening of our new Strongsville aftermarket facility celebrated Schaeffler’s continued commitment to our automotive aftermarket business,” says Jerry Conroy, vice president USA & Canada Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler.
“The new location enables us to better accommodate growth in the North American market. We are grateful to our team members, customers, partners and community leaders for taking part in this special event in recognizing the significance of this achievement.”
The event included special remarks by Georg F.W. Schaeffler, family shareholder and chairman of the Supervisory Board, as well as Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a tour of the facility for the nearly 100 guests in attendance.
The Strongsville facility, which is approximately five miles from Schaeffler’s former aftermarket operation in Valley City, consolidates Schaeffler’s automotive aftermarket activities under one roof to better address customers’ increasing orders and expanding requirements. The facility adds more space to Schaeffler’s North American aftermarket operation – almost 110,000 square feet – and features a layout to enhance material flow from inbound to outbound to increase speed and efficiency.
Considering the future of mobility, the company is starting to offer repair solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles’ powertrain needs, leveraging its e-mobility expertise. Other key product portfolio expansions include the independent automotive aftermarket’s first new (not rebuilt) replacement torque converter program, as well as timing chain kits that cover a majority of vehicles on the road in the United States and Canada.