Schaeffler United Kingdom and Ireland


from 1970 to 1989



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.



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



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



Head Office expanded.
INA UK wins Ford Q1 Award.



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



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

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