Synchro rings and synchronization systems are some of the essential components in a vehicle transmission and determine the comfort of manual transmissions, automatic transmissions and double clutch transmissions. Synchronization systems will also be needed in future applications of hybrid transmissions, some with new functions.
Schaeffler and Diehl Metall are now cooperating in this field. The manufacturing and development locations of both companies are close together in many regions. Now synchronization systems can be manufactured in Germany, Brazil, China, India and Thailand, and customers can be served locally.
“With its comprehensive system and transmission expertise, Schaeffler is an ideal partner for Diehl Metall to meet customers’ increasing requirements for integrated synchronization systems,” explains Jürgen Geise, CEO of Diehl Metall Schmiedetechnik. Gunter Hirt, product line manager at Schaeffler, adds: “This cooperation with Diehl Metall was an obvious decision in many regards, not only because of the proximity of our locations around the world, but also with regard to complementing our products as well as our development and manufacturing expertise. By combining both companies’ expertise, we will be able to provide transmission solutions today and in future.”