UAZ Autocomponent starts delivery of clutch pressure plate castings for Schaeffler Manufacturing Rus


UAZ Autocomponent, a subsidiary of SOLLERS PJSC, has been nominated by the Ulyanovsk site of Schaeffler Manufacturing Rus, OOO as the sole supplier of LuK clutch release disc castings.

At the first stage of cooperation, the supply volume will be up to 60 thousand castings per year for one product range.

According to Andrey Saltanov, CEO of UAZ Autocomponent, LLC, this nomination was preceded by a series of production audits.

“After the audits, UAZ Autocomponent was nominated as the only supplier of castings for a production site located in the special economic zone of Ulyanovsk with the prospect of expanding the range and volume of deliveries to include other Schaeffler plants in Russia,” –
he said.

At the current time, UAZ Autocomponent has also started the production of pilot batches of clutch pressure plate castings for three more modifications of the Schaeffler Manufacturing Rus, OOO product range. Taking into account the prospective volume, in 2021, the supply of castings could exceed 100 thousand pieces.

Readers may recall that UAZ Autocomponent was previously nominated by the passenger car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus as a supplier of crankshaft castings for its 1.6-liter engine Gamma.  Total delivery volume over the next six years will amount to about 1.4 million units.

For reference

SCHAEFFLER is one of the world's leading manufacturers of bearings. It develops and manufactures high-quality products under the INA, LuK and FAG brands for use in all areas of motion engineering: machine tools, industrial equipment, cars, medical equipment and aerospace.

The company has more than 180 sites in 50 countries of the world and about 76 thousand employees.

The main consumer of Schaeffler's products is the automotive industry, which accounts for nearly 60% of sales. Its list of consumers includes Renault, Nissan, Ford, GM, Fiat, Toyota, Mazda, BMW, and Peugeot. Schaeffler is also a clutch supplier for UAZ LLC and AvtoVAZ OJSC.

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