July 23, 2014 1:16 AM ET

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Company Overview of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Company Overview

ZF Friedrichshafen AG develops, produces, and services driveline and chassis technologies worldwide. It offers drive systems, such as automatic, manual, dual clutch, and powershift transmissions; thrusters and shallow draft thrusters; surface, pod, and electric drives; generator/hybrid, rotor, and all-wheel drive and axle systems; and gearboxes. The company also provides drive components, including clutches, clutch systems, torque converters, active starting systems, front and rear axle drives, bevel gearsets, differentials, dual mass flywheels, PTOs, retarder systems, control systems, gearshift systems, transfer cases, propellers, brakes, cargo loading system and rescue hoists, light alloy ...

Graf-von-Soden-Platz 1

Friedrichshafen,  88046


Founded in 1915

72,643 Employees


49 7541 77 0


49 7541 77 908000

Key Executives for ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Management
Age: 51
Executive Vice President of Finance
Age: 55
President of Commercial Vehicle & Special Driveline Technology Division for North America
President of Asia-Pacific Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG Key Developments

First Tractor, ZF Friedrichshafen AG to Establish Vehicle-Bridge JV

First Tractor plans to launch a strategic cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen AG to introduce advanced technologies and accelerate vehicle-bridge business. With vehicle-bridge business, it intends to establish a JV with ZF (China). The JV, with total investment of CNY 600 million and registered capital of CNY 283 million, will focuses on the R&D, application, manufacture and sale of agricultural machinery driving bridges. It will produce new and high-end products with advanced technologies introduced from ZF Friedrichshafen, too.

Friedrichshafen In Discussions To Acquire TRW Automotive Holdings

ZF Friedrichshafen AG confirmed that it is in the preliminary stage of discussing a possible acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE:TRW).

ZF Friedrichshafen Announces to Invest INR 1.5 Billion in New Transmission Plant in India

ZF Friedrichshafen announced that it will invest INR 1.5 billion to establish a new plant in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The new plant would cover an area of 150,000-160,000 square feet. The new plant will be located in Chakan, Pune, and will manufacture transmissions, chassis, and powertrain components for commercial vehicles, along with providing aftermarket services. The plant is scheduled to become operational during financial year 2014/15, and will employ 350 people. The new facility will be home to ZF's Car Powertrain and Commercial Vehicle Technology business units, as well as serving as the headquarters of engineering and administration of the supplier's Indian unit.

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