Having designed a ball mill in 1883 Friedrich Fischer had allowed machines to produce high precision steel balls. These could be produced in very large quantities from his factory in Schweinfurt, Germany. Many see this as the start of the rolling bearing industry. And it wasn’t long before such items had widespread global success. Racing through the years by producing continued quality FAG has built a fantastic reputation for quality. This reputation led to them being acquired by INA Holding Schaeffler KG in 2001. FAG has understandably remained a significant part of the Schaeffler Group. The applications for FAG bearings range from aerospace applications to larger size bearings used for wind turbines.