Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler receives the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Acquisition of FAG Kugelfischer Georg Schäfer KGaA, Schweinfurt. INA and FAG become the world’s second largest rolling bearing manufacturer.
INA’s and FAG’s industrial divisions decide to work together. First joint trade show appearance of the Schaeffler Group at Hannover Messe Industrie.
Metal forming: INA develops new manufacturing method for synchronizer sleeves (used in Ford transmissions).
Direct drive technology supplied by INA’s subsidiary company IDAM (INA Drives & Mechatronics), which was created by the consolidation of L-A-T SUHL AG and präTEC Präzisionstechnik GmbH.
Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler is honored with the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for her exceptional work as the owner of Germany’s largest industrial family-owned company.
Excellent logistics and quality performance: INA receives the “2003 Supplier of the Year” award from SIEMENS Medical Technology.
Start of volume production of the world’s smallest drawn cup needle roller bearing (2 mm shaft diameter) for a motor application in electronics manufacturing.
The INA-Group employs more than 31,000 people worldwide.