The consolidation of the drive division leads to the deintegration of the Hamm location from the Schaeffler Group. In the course of a management buyout, the share of friction linings and special products in the automotive and industrial sectors, which has grown rapidly in recent years, will become the core business. INNO FRICTION GmbH in Hamm will continue to produce automobile double clutch linings for Schaeffler.
The Schaeffler Group acquires the plant in Hamm with the aim of covering the demand for clutch linings with its own lining production. Expansion of the production capacities in the following years. At the same time, the focus is placed on orientation as a technology centre through extensive investment and the development of human resources in the area of development,
With the acquisition of Raybestos Industrial Products in 2008, LuK Friction is renamed Schaeffler Friction Products Hamm GmbH. In the course of a consolidation, the global industrial business is relocated to Hamm and steadily expanded in the following years.
The APTEC Reibtechnik is founded through a management buyout from the BBA Group.
Originating from the site in Leverkusen, TEXTAR relocates the production of clutch and industrial linings to the current location in Hamm/Sieg. As an innovation and service provider in the international market, the conversion to asbestos-free friction linings is already completed in 1985 and the production of solvent-free friction linings is introduced two years later.
Start of the production of clutch and industrial linings
TEXTAR Kupplungs- und Industriebeläge GmbH is founded as a subsidiary of the BBA (British Belt & Asbestos) Group Plc., London.