It also makes components for transmissions and engines used by major carmakers Volkswagen and Daimler. More than 120 firefighters as well as police and a large contingent of rescue staff were on the scene. No information about exactly what happened was released but it’s known that high automation technologies are used in Schaeffler factories. High security measures are also imposed for the industrial processes.. In 2016, the strategy “Mobility for tomorrow” was adopted as their plan for future development. The cause of the explosion in Eltmann has not yet been determined. Criminal police in Schweinfurt and prosecutors have started investigating the incident. Schaeffler Technologies also known as Schaeffler Group was founded in 1946 and developed as a successful business expanded worldwide.