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The company Holzhäuser acquired in 1999 is renamed LuK Truck Parts GmbH & Co. KG. Production, distribution and service are bundled together. Market launch of the LuK RepSet® for CV. A representative office is opened in Singapore. AS celebrates its 25th anniversary.
AS Autoteile-Service GmbH changes its name to LuK-Aftermarket Service oHG (LuK-AS). The LuK-AS Board is expanded by Michael Söding (Marketing and Sales). Schaeffler acquires FAG. INA and FAG are now the second biggest manufacturer of rolling bearings in the world. Foundation of VREI (01.07.2002) – association of automotive parts manufacturers.
In April, the automotive aftermarket activities of the entire Schaeffler Group are united under the global responsibility of Siegfried Kronmüller. With its manufacturer brands LuK, INA and FAG and dealer brands HK and Ruville, LuK-AS has become a big global aftermarket organization.
The LuK-AS sales program is complemented by service offerings tailored to the needs of the workshops: INA tension roller sets (set of rollers in one box). INA tension roller kits (rollers and toothed belt in one box). The LuK RepSet® Pro premieres (including clutch disk, pressure plate and CSC). LuK-AS presents the European version of the “AutoView” market research tool.
Subsidiaries in France (Paris) and Dubai as well as a representative office in Australia are founded. To meet the workshops' increasing demand for reliable information, LuK-AS launches the Internet-based knowledge portal “RepXpert”.
The development of the FAG Wheel Pro repair kit allows for the per-axle replacement of wheel bearings (all necessary parts come in one box). A central customer service centre is established at the Langen headquarters. Customer inquiries and orders are processed in a timely and targeted manner, customer care is intensified. LuK-AS Moscow is integrated into the newly founded Schaeffler Russia organisation.
Most of the worldwide locations are renamed “Schaeffler” and merged into one legal unity per country. Schaeffler Trading Shanghai starts operations in June. AUTOMEISTER is sold to pointS. The German handball team wins the World Championship in their home country supported by LuK, INA and FAG.
The company HK Autoteile GmbH based in Cologne is integrated into LuK-AS, after the HK brand was abandoned. Ruville becomes a LuK-AS subsidiary, but continues to operate as an independent brand. LuK torque converters are added to the LuK-AS product family.
Effective 01.01.2009, LuK-Aftermarket Service oHG changes its company name to Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket oHG.
Michael Söding is the new chairman of the management board of Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket oHG in Langen.
Effective February 1, 2010, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket oHG changes its company name to Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket GmbH & Co. oHG and to Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket GmbH & Co. KG, effective December 16, 2010.