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For decades, INA has stood for creative solutions, professionalism in design and production, and at the same time great attention to customer requirements. Breaking free from the shackles of the way of thinking, breaking through the obstacles of traditional habits, and finding new ways, whether it is at the beginning of the company or decades later, are one of the essence of corporate culture. Back in 1946, Dr. Georg Schaeffler co-founded Schaeffler with his brother Wilhelm, and in 1949 demonstrated what it means to think outside the box. At that time, his research and development of needle roller and cage components led to a major breakthrough in the application of needle roller bearings in the industrial field, filling the gap in this field. Georg Schaeffler’s innovative spirit and thirst for success are part of the eternal corporate culture of INA’s 35 factories around the world. INA develops and manufactures rolling bearings, plain bearings, linear motion products and automotive engine components worldwide. As a research and development partner, INA has worked closely with its customers from the very beginning of system development. Every day there are new solutions for users, which means more than 1,000 new products are launched on the market every year. INA invests heavily in research and development, with a particular focus recently on the construction of new research and development centers in Germany, Asia and North America.