Schaeffler has announced plans to relocate and expand its Automotive Aftermarket operations. Groundbreaking began recently for its new 250,000-square-foot facility in Strongsville, Ohio—approximately five miles from its current operation in Valley City. Schaeffler says it expects the new facility to be operational in the third quarter of 2022.
“Our new Strongsville facility represents the growth of our North American Automotive Aftermarket operation,” said Jerry Conroy, vice president of automotive aftermarket USA and Canada at Schaeffler. “The new facility consolidates aftermarket activities under one roof and managed in-house to better address our customers’ increasing orders and expanding requirements.”
In addition to providing more space—adding almost 110,000 square feet—the Strongsville warehouse distribution center will feature a redesigned layout to improve material flow from inbound to outbound to increase efficiency. Schaeffler says this will better support increasing customer requirements such as express ordering and the ability to process small and large orders more efficiently.
In addition, the company says the consolidation of operations to the new facility will help contribute to Schaeffler’s target of climate neutrality by eliminating internal transports, thereby helping reduce the company’s carbon footprint.