Schaeffler United Kingdom and Ireland

 
 
 
 
 
 
History

from 1970 to 1989

 
 

1970

Company changes name to INA Bearing Company Ltd to reflect expanded range of bearings. At this time we handle all INA products, plus Elges joint bearings, FLT ball bearings and Baltzer special needle bearings from Germany.

 

1979

New Head Office and Warehouse built in Forge Lane, Sutton Coldfield on 8,500sq metres site.
INA Automation share premises.

 

1987

LuK GmbH acquires Laycock Engineering Limited and starts planning a purpose built factory in South Yorkshire.

 

1988

Head Office expanded.
INA UK wins Ford Q1 Award.

 

1989

Production extension of 6600m². Total production site 16960m².

 

1989

LuK (UK) Limited’s new factory in Sheffield is officially opened by the Rt. Honourable Lord Trefgarne, Minister for Trade.

Installation of the first new automated Car Assembly line, primarily for Nissan in the UK