Sachs - BOGE, now part of the ZF Friedrichshafen AG group. Originally founded in 1895, by inventors Ernst Sachs and Karl Fichtel, to produce ball bearings and bicycle hubs. In 1897, the company introduced the world's first freewheel. In 1929, F&S started production of automobile components, mainly clutches and shock absorbers. Ernst Sachs died in 1932. In 1987, the German Mannesmann AG acquired the majority of F&S stock, and, in 1997, F&S was renamed to Mannesmann Sachs AG. In 2001, Sachs was sold to ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and renamed ZF Sachs AG, part of a multi-billion $ business. Sachs and BOGE are names synonymous with air-cooled and water-cooled VW clutches and shock absorbers. You have the assurance that when you fit their products that they will last for 10,000's miles to come.
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