ZF – The specialist for chassis technology and drive systems

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ZF – The specialist for chassis technology and drive systems
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ZF – The specialist for chassis technology
and drive systems
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology with 122
production companies in 26 countries. In 2013, the Group
achieved a sales figure of EUR 16.8 billion with 72 600 employees.
Industrial Technology with its headquarter ZF Friedrichshafen
AG in Passau is the division where ZF bundles its activities for
“Off-Road” applications. Among others it comprises the
development and production of transmissions and axles for
agricultural and construction machinery as well as driveline
technology for material handling systems. In 2013, the Division
Industrial Technology generated sales of € 2.162 billion euros with
9,000 employees.
ZF activities in the Chinese market date back to the year 1980,
when the first cooperation agreement was signed. Since then,
development has followed several steps. First, Sales and Service
Centers were installed and gradually extended. In 1994, ZF
Shanghai Steering was the first production facility founded as a
joint venture.
Another milestone was the founding of an Engineering Center in
Shanghai in 2004. In order to build up a market penetration, it
serves product adaptation and, most importantly, the
development of innovative components and systems in the region.
ZF supplies the Chinese market with driveline and chassis
components, passenger car and commercial vehicle transmissions,
axle systems, steering system technology, as well as products for
construction and agricultural machinery, forklift trucks, special
vehicles, rail vehicles, marine and wind power applications.
Today ZF is represented in China with 25 production companies,
two regional headquarter, one Engineering center and three
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany
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Service Companies in 7 locations and 97 authorized service
stations & dealers.
Specifically for the Off-Road market, ZF has created in China a
dedicated team of Sales, Application, Service and Engineering
professionals to support both domestic and international
customers with existing products and new developments tailored
to the market.
In 2013 ZF China Ltd. generated sales of 1,913 million euros with
about 8700 employees.
The Industrial Division, which includes the Off-Highway Systems
Business Unit, generated approximately 5% of the total Chinese
Turnover in 2013.
The Production sites for the Off-Highway Business Unit are
located in Liuzhou, Hangzhou and (from January 2015) in
Luoyang, where a production of front axles for agricultural
tractors will start.
So ZF took the permanent change on the markets as a chance and
became with their innovative products the technological leader of
driveline technology. (Fig. 1)
Product program:
 Tractor transmissions
 Differentials
 Planetary rigid axles
 Planetary steering axles
 Hydrostatic powershift transmissions
 Hydrodynamic powershift transmissions
 Elevator drives
 Mixer drives
 Electric drives
 Portal axles, -systems
 Single-drive axles, -systems
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany
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Independent front axle suspensions
Axle inserts
Bevel gear sets
Tie rods, Drag links
Torque rods
Test systems
The internally created product divisions involve a high degree of
specialization. This competence linked with the experience in
project management is the basis for ZF-system projects. As a
competent supplier of components, units, systems and system
modules ZF meets the requirements of the car- and mechanical
engineering industry. Today ZF takes the responsibility from the
project phase over the planning, product development, testing,
production development, quality assurance and the logistics up to
serial production. The ready-to-install modules or system modules
are delivered just-in-time or just-in-sequence. In this way the
vehicle manufacturers cooperating with ZF reduce their interfaces
to a minimum. Today ZF delivers complete driveline systems
(axles, transmissions, electronics) for off-road equipment as well
as complete front- and rear axle systems for on-road vehicles. For
system solutions the synergy of the innovation capacities as well
as the testing- and development potential of all ZF company
divisions are used and applied specifically.
Together with ZF as system partner customers benefit from
numerous cost saving potentials such as reduced development,
logistics, installation and handling expenditure. The stronger and
more comprehensive the cooperation, the better and larger are the
resulting synergies. In its position as global player, ZF has a
worldwide service network of 650 after-sales centers, thus
providing optimum customer support on site.
Wherever a manufacturer wants to export his vehicle to, the ZF
Service is already on the spot.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany
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Picture caption:
1.) ZF – System supplier for Construction Machinery
Picture: ZF
Press Contact:
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Division Industrial Technology
Gernot Hein
Director Marketing & Communication/ Press Spokesman
Phone: +49 (0)851 494-2480, Fax: +49 (0)851 494-90 2480
Email: [email protected]
Alexander Eisner
Product Communication/Technical Press
Phone: +49 (8 51) 4 94-21 75
Fax: +49 (8 51) 4 94-90 21 75
Email: [email protected]
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology with 122 production
companies in 26 countries. In 2013, the Group achieved a sales figure of EUR
16.8 billion with 72 600 employees. In order to continue to be successful with
innovative products, ZF annually invests about five percent of its sales (2013:
EUR 836 million) in research and development. ZF is one of the ten largest
automotive suppliers worldwide.
Industrial Technology is the division where ZF bundles its activities for “Off-Road”
applications. It comprises the development and production of transmissions and
axles for agricultural- and construction machinery as well as driveline technology
for material handling systems, rail- and special vehicles. The division is also
responsible for the worldwide business of marine propulsion systems, aviation
technology as well as the development and production of gearboxes for wind
turbines. Test systems for all kinds of applications in driveline and chassis
technology and the open telematics platform Openmatics are also included in the
division’s portfolio.
For additional press releases and pictures please visit: www.zf.com
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany