The development history of NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH


negotiations with Volkswagen AG regarding the production of side shafts for size 107 joints by IFA

January 2002

start of construction work at the Gardelegen site

October 2002

start of mass production at IFA-Antriebstechnik GmbH

January 2004

delivery of the millionth fixed joint


first capacity expansion (shaft line 2)

November 2006

delivery of the 5 millionth fixed joint

Since 2006

strategic partnership between IFA and NTN (NTN takes a 25% share in IFA-Antriebstechnik GmbH)


commencement of supply to Daimler of side shafts for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and start of production of VL joints for side shafts on the Audi A8

September 2009

total fixed joint production exceeds the 10 million mark

February 2010

delivery of the 10 millionth spline shaft

July 2010

nomination for the successor generation UF107 fixed joint (KUF100)

April 2012

the NTN Corporation increases its holding in IFA-Antriebstechnik GmbH to 75%. With the change in majority ownership, the company changes its name to NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH

December 2012

10-year site anniversary / delivery of the 15 millionth fixed joint

October 2013

commencement of mass production of the HLJ75-type VL joint.

September 2014

Delivery of the 18,000,000 th fixed joint

April 2017

The NTN Corporation increases its holding in NTN-Antriebstechnik GmbH to 100%.

August 2018

nomination for Daimler BR 243 and Daimler EVA 2

September 2018

Open day at NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary NTN Corporation

February 2019

nomination for Mercedes AMG P3

January 2020

nomination for Mercedes AMG EVA 2

November 2020

start of mass production at Daimler BR 243

April 2021

start of mass production at Daimler EVA 2

February 2022

start of mass production at AMG P3

March 2022

start of mass production at AMG EVA 2