Schaeffler North America

 
 
 
 
 
 
History

from 1980 to 1990

 
 

1980

LuK initiates the Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program to help teach apprentices about the industry's latest technology, thus ensuring that LuK remains on the cutting edge of the automotive world.

 

1982

INA Plant 2 is built in Chesterfield, South Carolina to manufacture Tripod Rollers for GM-Saginaw requirements on front wheel drive automobiles.

 

1984

LuK, Inc. is the first member of the worldwide LuK Group to go into full production of torque converter dampers.

 

1984/85

INA Corporate Headquarters opens in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

 

1984/85

INA Plant 3 opens in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

 

1985

LuK, Inc. expands its press room to accommodate the 2400-ton stamping transfer press.

 

1985

LuK, Inc. receives Ford’s Q1 Award as well as Chrysler’s Quality of Excellence Award.

 

1987

Andrews Bearing Co , Plant 4, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina acquired by INA in October.

 

1987

LuK, Inc. develops the first lock-up clutch, the E4OD.

 

1988

LuK, Inc. receives Chrysler’s highest quality award, the Pentastar Quality Award.

 

1988

New waste treatment facility in Cheraw and 40,000 square feet expansion of INA Plant 1 in Cheraw, South Carolina.

 

1989

Plant 1 adds 90,000 square feet for various manufacturing processes and to expand shipping capabilities.

 

1989

INA Plant 4 doubled their manufacturing space for production startup of standard high volume roller bearings.

 

1990

INA Plant 3 receives Ford Q1 Award.