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|About||ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology with 230 locations in 40 countries.|
Our enthusiasm for innovative products and processes and our uncompromising pursuit of quality have made us a global leader in driveline and chassis technology. We are contributing towards a sustainable future by producing advanced technology solutions with the goal of improving mobility, increasing the efficiency of our products and systems, and conserving resources.
Our customers in the automotive and industrial sectors welcome our determined focus
on products and services, which provide great customer value. Improvements in energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, dynamics, safety, and comfort are key to our work. Simultaneously, we are aiming for continuous improvement in our business processes and the services we provide. As a globally active company, we react quickly and flexibly to changing regional market demands with the goal of always providing a competitive price/performance ratio.
Our independence and financial security form the basis of our long-term business success. Our profitability allows us to make the necessary investments in new products, technologies, and markets, thus securing the future of our company on behalf of our customers, market affiliates, employees, and the owners of ZF.
Our tradition and values strengthen our managerial decisions. Together, they are both an obligation and an incentive to maintain a reliable and respectful relationship with customers, market affiliates, and employees. Our worldwide compliance organization ensures that locally applicable laws and regulations are adhered to. We accept our responsibility towards society
and will protect the environment at all of our locations.
Our employees worldwide recognize us as a fair employer, focusing on the future and offering attractive career prospects. We value the varied cultural backgrounds of our employees, their competencies, and their diligence and motivation. Their goal-oriented dedication to ZF, beyond the borders of their own field of work and location, shapes our co
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of €35.2 billion. ZF annually invests about six percent of its sales in research & development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.
ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero – a world of mobility without accidents and emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.
The company was founded in 1915 for the development and production of transmissions for airships and vehicles. Today, the group's product range comprises transmissions and steering systems as well as chassis components and complete axle systems and modules. As stockholders, the Zeppelin Foundation - which is administered by the City of Friedrichshafen - holds 93.8 percent and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation Lemförde holds 6.2 percent of shares.