Schaeffler’s Marketing Communications Manager, Jeff Earl, discusses the company’s clutch offering.
Under its LuK brand, Schaeffler has been a leading pioneer in clutch system and drive train vibration control technology since 1965. Because of its commitment to innovation and quality, the company has become a trusted technical partner and supplier of clutch systems and components for original fitment to vehicle manufacturers around the world.
In the UK, LuK has become a well- known aftermarket clutch brand, installed by professional technicians that value Schaeffler’s philosophy of providing every single OE component needed for a professional repair in just one box. They also know they can just fit and forget a LuK Clutch, secure in the knowledge that it will fit first time, every time, and offer the same performance, reliability and durability as the originally fitted clutch.
As LuK is at the forefront of transmission design and evolution, it has been the first- to-market with many products familiar to the industry, such as dual mass flywheels (DMF), self-adjusting clutches (SAC), and dry double clutch repair kits (2CT). As the pioneer of these now commonplace technologies, Schaeffler is also best placed to educate independent workshops on how to diagnose and install them.
Training for your customers
Schaeffler works with distribution partners, as well as independently under its REPXPERT brand, to offer a range of IMI certified hands-on training modules. However, in these extraordinary times, the company is coming up with other innovative ways of engaging with your workshop customers. It has just announced a programme of Zoom ‘Tea-Break Training’ sessions, which will begin this month after an overwhelmingly successful trial run in November. Topics are varied and interesting, with a promise not to take more than 20 minutes of a technician’s time.