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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.
Manufacturing News (January 2020) — Schafer Gear Works, producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, recently needed to procure equipment to reduce outside processing (OSP) costs. Equipment requirements included flexibility and the capability of meeting the size range of Schafer’s products. Quick set-ups were a necessity. Schafer personnel determined that the solution was a new, more efficient multi-tasking machine that would meet job shop requirements.Read more
South Bend, IN (February, 2019) — Eric Van Rens, CEO of Schafer Industries announced that Paresh Shah accepted the role as Director, South Bend Operations & Corporate Special Projects. Paresh has over 25 years of experience with Schafer Gear Works holding positions in Engineering and Operations. During Paresh’s career he has developed an in depth knowledge of Gear Manufacturing, Capital Equipment Purchasing as well as International Supply Chain development and management.Read more
South Bend, IN (December, 2018) — Eric Van Rens, CEO of Schafer Industries announced that Kerry Klein is the new Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Schafer Gear Works. Kerry has 30 years’ experience in the Gear Industry and is an active member of AGMA. He has held positions in a variety of areas including sales, engineering, business management and business development. Kerry will be responsible for sales and business development for both gear plants, one located in Bend, Indiana and the other located in Roscoe, Illinois.Read more