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Schafer Industries began in 1934 manufacturing high-quality gears as Schafer Gear Works. Today Schafer Industries is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts as well as axles, transaxles, transmissions, brake assemblies and other components for recreational and off-road applications. This makes us one of the few providers of integrated solutions in the industry.
Schafer Driveline is one of the largest manufacturers of small axles for golf cars and light utility vehicles in the world, delivering reliable and hassle-free performance you can trust. Our staff has been designing and building axles for more than 40 years. And we're producing them right here in America.In fact, Schafer Driveline is the only major golf car axle manufacturer in the U.S.A.
Whatever gear or shaft challenge you are facing, we are ready to solve it. For more than 70 years our teams have taken ideas from rough concept through fabrication of prototypes. If the solution you need isn’t already in our portfolio, we’ll design a new one. We can reverse engineer your sample to determine its specifications then reproduce it for you.
ST. LOUIS, MO – (August 1, 2017) – HBM Holdings (“HBM”) announced today that it has acquired Schafer Industries (“Schafer”) of South Bend, Indiana. Schafer is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, as well as transaxles, brake assemblies and other components for off-road vehicles. The acquisition of Schafer is a continuation of HBM’s long-term strategy to acquire and build market leading manufacturers of industrial products.Read more
FREDERICKTOWN, OHIO. (April 4, 2017) — Christopher Whiteley has been promoted to quality assurance manager at the Schafer Industries driveline facilities in Fredericktown and Blacklick, Ohio, announced General Manager Chuck Tate. In his role, Whiteley will oversee all plant quality functions and work with the manufacturing group to facilitate continuous improvements in manufacturing best practices, lean production and field repair techniques. Tate said Whiteley was selected to fill the position opened when former QA Manager Rosie Cestari retired March 31.Read more
SOUTH BEND, IND. (March 22, 2017) — Ryan Finfrock is the new engineering manager at the Schafer Industries South Bend facility. The announcement came today from the Operations Manager, Paresh Shah. In his role, Finfrock will oversee all engineering-related functions and collaborate with the manufacturing group on process improvements and project launches. Finfrock will also manage the estimating function and will provide technical expertise to customers as needed.Read more