EcoFuel Sponsor: Schaeffler Group

The Schaeffler Gruppe

With circa 1,250 patent applications per year, the Schaeffler Gruppe is one of Germanys leading innovators. With its three strong brands - INA, LuK and FAG - the Schaeffler Group stands for a pronounced customer focus, innovative power and the highest possible quality. In 2008, approximately 66,000 employees at over 180 locations worldwide achieved sales totaling of 8.9 billion euros. The group belongs to the leading suppliers of the rolling bearings industry worldwide and is a recognized partner of nearly all automobile manufacturers.

The Schaeffler Gruppe is a trusted partner in the development for the entire drive train. The precision parts for engines, transmissions and chassis lower energy consumption and the emmision of pollutants as well as increasing driving comfort and safety.

The clutch systems part of the group rise to success started with the standard production of the diaphragm spring clutch. Today, the range spans much more: Besides developments in the self-adjusting clutch (SAC), the term clutch systems also comprises the complex “clutch and actuation” operation and the disengaging system as well as further innovations such as the world’s first fully-variable hydraulic valve control system UniAir/MultiAir, the direct shift transmission with dry double clutch and the wheel bearing with face splines.

Applications for alternative drive concepts e.g., hybrid drives, round off the gearing and transmission spectrum of the future. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket was founded as a aftermarket sales organization and supports dealerships and independent service garages with spare parts and services.


NGK Spark Plug

NGK Spark Plug is the world leading manufacturer of spark plugs and Lambda sensors and belongs to the innovation leaders in the area of glow plugs. The Company supplies its products to the series production of 52 car manufacturers and offers parts in original quality to the Aftermarket. At a very early stage NGK researched the special challenges associated with gas operation and subsequently developed spark plugs dedicated to meet the high demands of LPG and CNG combustion, spark plugs which are used by Opel and VW/Audi to name just two examples. Additionally, NGK launched a new Aftermarket assortment of specialised spark plugs for gas operation and helps to promote the topic by means of various joint projects, e.g. with the Project v300plus or Prins Autogas Systemen.



As a major developer and manufacturer of fluid system components and  solutions for the alternative fuels industry, Swagelok tube fittings, valves and hoses were chosen by Volkswagen for their history of reliability, safety and long-running durability. In addition, Swagelok is co-sponsoring the Ecofuel Asia Tour and wishes the EcoFuel Caddy drive team a safe and successful record-breaking quest.

Liqui Moly


LIQUI MOLY GmbH headquartered in Ulm in southern Germany offers a wide variety of high quality products including motor oils, additives, car care products and chemically-based technical solutions for automotive applications. With over 4,000 articles, customers have access to a comprehensive product line. LIQUI MOLY develops and tests its products in its own laboratories, manufactures in Germany, and markets all of its products by itself. The company, headed by owner Ernst Prost, is among the most distinguished in the industry. In addition to the German market, LIQUI MOLY products are sold in over 90 countries around the globe. Customers of LIQUI MOLY's high tech line of products include wholesalers, specialist retailers, automotive workshops, industry and brand-specific dealers.


IMW Industries

Since 1984, IMW has been a major global supplier of CNG fuelling systems including compressors, dispensers, gas controls and storage systems. We deliver efficient, high-quality CNG equipment, as well as timely after-market service through wholly-owned service centers and a global network of authorized representatives offering technical support, parts and service. IMW is committed to building long-term relationships by focusing on customer satisfaction.  IMW is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, committed to providing quality equipment and excellent customer service.



Since 1986 WEH are engaged in the development of components for refuelling with alternative fuels and laid the foundation for the worldwide NGV1 standard (ISO 14469). Today WEH offer a complete product line for CNG and hydrogen refuelling of cars, trucks and busses: fuelling nozzles, receptacles, break-aways, check valves, filter, hoses, etc. as well as fuelling nozzles and receptacles for LNG refuelling.



HYDAC operates worldwide, offering an extensive product range to cover all areas of fluid technology. The products range from components and sub-systems, through to complex controlled and regulated drive units for mobile and industrial machines and systems.

MCS International

MCS International GmbH

MCS International GmbH (previously Mannesmann Cylinder Systems) has manufactured seamless, high pressure steel cylinders for over 100 years and has been involved in the CNG market from the onset. MCS has years of experience and technical know-how in production and quality assurance.By consistently developing products, MCS International GmbH is still one of the leading companies worldwide.
The innovative composite pressure vessel for storing highly compressed natural gas (CNG) was already developed in the early 90's. The full composite vessel (Type IV) consists of a plastic liner wrapped with carbon fibre and considering the high safety reserves, it is characterised by an especially favourable volume to weight ratio.

VTI Automotive

VTI Automotive

VTI Automotive GmbH is one of the leading suppliers and developers of safety relief valves and pressure regulators fort he CNG area. Having been a part of VTI Ventiltechnik GmbH, we at VTI Automotive are now developing and producing valves for all well known automotive manufacturers of cars, trucks and busses, offering system solutions which guarantee the best possible safety standards worldwide. Our goals have been achieved by benefiting from over 60 years specialist experience in high pressure valve technology along with our intensive research and development an modern „state of the art“ production methods as well as a quality system conforming to DIN ISO EN 9001 and ISO TS 16949. Research projects with hydrogen storage systems and alternative safety systems are paving the way for technologies of the future.

EcoFuel Sponsor: Fulda

Yellow Fox Ltd.

Yellow Fox Ltd. was founded in 2003. We are one of Europe’s technologically leading suppliers of web based vehicle location systems, providing perfect tools for controlling and managing fleets of vehicles. The use of our products is not dependent on location, time or line of business. National distribution of the online location system is provided by specialized trading partners. A net of more than 140 partners provides competent care and assembly in close proximity. Yellow Fox Ltd. headquarters are resident in Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux countries. Moreover, we have established relations with trading partners in France, Italy and Croatia.

EcoFuel Sponsor: Fulda

Kuehne + Nagel

With approximately 55,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services.

EcoFuel Sponsor: Fulda


Fulda Reifen is one of the leading tire companies at the German market and looks back on more than one hundred years of tire manufacturing. We provide a wide product range: car tires, SUV tires, truck tires and farm tires. Fulda tires are proving themselves with their excellent price-performance ratio. The recent test results of the ADAC (German Automobile Club) and the Stiftung Warentest (German Foundation for Goods Quality Tests) reveal that Fulda tires give a high performance, though they are settled in the middle price segment.