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History

Company history

 
 

1991

INA Linear Technik starts in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

 

1991

INA Plant 2 begins making clutch release bearings.

 

1991

INA Plant 2 receives GM Mark For Excellence Award.

 

1991

Barden becomes affiliated with FAG, and now forms the nucleus of its Aircraft and Super Precision (ACSP) Division.

 

1991

LuK, Inc. is awarded GM’s highest quality award, the Mark of Excellence.

 

1991

LuK, Inc. begins building torque converter clutches for the new Ford CD4E front-wheel drive.

 

1993

INA’s Technology Building on Fort Mill, SC campus is completed.

 

1993

INA receives GM Worldwide Supplier of the Year award.

 

1993

LuK, Inc. receives a patent for the Self Adjusting Clutch (SAC) which is designed for vehicles with manual transmissions. This clutch has the ability to exceed the service life of the vehicle.

 

1994

LuK, Inc. is the “1994 Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year” LuK, Inc. supplies over 50% of all automatic and manual transmission clutches to the Big 3 automakers.

 

1995

LuK, Inc. becomes a QS-9000-certified company.

 

1995

To better serve the customer, LuK, Inc. brings all the product developers into one area by adding the 60,000 sq. ft. engineering expansion.

 

1997

INA Plant 2 completes its’ 5th expansion with 19,000 square feet for grinding of mechanical bucket lifters.

 

1997

LuK, Inc. builds a 100,000 sq. ft. facility to house the new torque converter business for Allison. Wooster is the first LuK, Inc. location to manufacture torque converters.

 

1998

INA Bearing Company changes its name to INA USA Corporation.

 

1998

LuK, Inc. hosts the first international LuK Symposium to be held in the United States.

 

1999

INA Linear product line moves to Plant 4 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

1999

LuK, Inc. is awarded the 258mm torque converter business from GM.

 

1999

The Apprentice Exchange Program is initiated, allowing U.S. apprentices to train in Germany for 3 months.

 

2000

INA Plant 1 begins Finger Follower production.

 

2000

LuK, Inc. is the first member of the LuK Group to produce a Dry Dual Mass Fly Wheel.

 

2000

LuK, Inc is integrated into the Schaeffler Group worldwide

 

2001

INA Plant 4 expands by 30,000 square feet for production startup of Linear Quick Center.

 

2001

INA USA receives GM Supplier of the Year award for 2001.

 

2001

INA USA also receives GM Corporation of the Year award.

 

2001

INA Plant 6 begins production of VCT systems.

 

2001

LuK, Inc. receives the ISO 14001 certification by demonstrating concern for the environment. Honda recognizes this accomplishment with the ISO 14001 Achievement Award.