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ZF Group (also known as ZF Friedrichshafen) is a global company that supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology. It manufactures automatic and manual transmissions for commercial vehicles, cars, aircraft, and marine vessels. The company also designs and sells rail transmissions and industrial drives such as servo gearboxes, transmissions for construction equipment and farm machinery, automotive rear-axle systems, and suspension modules.

TypePrivate
Founded1915
HQFriedrichshafen, DE
Websitezf.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)147,797(-1%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)€36.5 B(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at ZF Group

Wolf-Henning Scheider

Wolf-Henning Scheider

Chief Executive Officer
Ernst Baumann

Ernst Baumann

Member of the ZF Supervisory Board
Chris Adcock

Chris Adcock

Managing Director ZF Services UK
Franz-Josef Paefgen

Franz-Josef Paefgen

Chairman of the ZF Supervisory Board
Konstantin Sauer

Konstantin Sauer

CFO, Member of the Board of Management, Finance, IT, M&A
Robert Friedmann

Robert Friedmann

Chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, Künzelsau
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ZF Group Office Locations

ZF Group has offices in Friedrichshafen, Alfdorf, Aschaffenburg, Aschau am Inn and in 248 other locations
Friedrichshafen, DE (HQ)
Hauptverwaltung / ZF Forum, Löwentalerstr. 20
Alfdorf, DE
Brühlweg 28
Alfdorf, DE
Industriestraße 20
Aschaffenburg, DE
Spessartstraße 60
Aschau am Inn, DE
Wernher-von-Braun-Straße 1
Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, DE
Graf-Zeppelin-Straße 1
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ZF Group Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1915
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ZF Group Revenue

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ZF Group's revenue was reported to be €36.52 b in FY, 2019 which is a 1.1% decrease from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2019)

36.5b

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

(1.1%)

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

5.8b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

15.7%

Net income (FY, 2019)

400.0m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

927.0m

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

2.3b
Annual
EURFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

35.2b36.4b36.9b36.5b

Revenue growth, %

4%1%(1%)

Cost of goods sold

29.1b29.9b30.8b30.8b

Gross profit

6.1b6.5b6.1b5.8b
Half Year
EURH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Revenue

18.3b18.7b18.4b

Cost of goods sold

15.1b15.6b15.6b

Gross profit

3.3b3.1b2.8b

Gross profit Margin, %

18%17%15%
Annual
EURFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

1.6b1.3b922.0m2.3b

Accounts Receivable

5.2b5.3b5.2b5.0b

Prepaid Expenses

50.0m74.0m66.0m56.0m

Inventories

2.9b3.1b3.9b3.9b
Half Year
EURH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Cash

1.1b1.2b856.0m

Accounts Receivable

5.7b6.0b5.6b

Inventories

3.0b4.2b4.1b

Current Assets

10.5b12.3b11.5b
Annual
EURFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

2.2b2.1b1.8b2.0b

Inventories

(30.0m)(391.0m)(264.0m)9.0m

Accounts Payable

(94.0m)(131.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

3.3b3.4b2.4b2.4b
Half Year
EURH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

1.1b892.0m1.0b

Inventories

(281.0m)(546.0m)(134.0m)

Accounts Payable

64.0m(292.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

833.0m478.0m315.0m
EURFY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

257.0k

Debt/Equity

1.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

4.8 x
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ZF Group Operating Metrics

FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Patents

1.20 k2.16 k

First-Time Patent Applications

1.46 k1.35 k

Brands

6.44 k6.46 k

Domains

1.63 k1.57 k
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ZF Group Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Simi Reality Motion SystemsMay 13, 2019
WabcoMarch 28, 2019$7 b
2getthereMarch 19, 2019
TRW AutomotiveSeptember 15, 2014$11.70 b
Alfaro Brakes S.L.U.
Autocruise S.A.S.
Automotive Holdings (Spain) S.L.U.
Automotive Holdings (UK) Limited
Compagnie Financière de ZF SAS
Dalphi Metal Espana, S.A.
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ZF Group Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

89/100

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ZF Group Revenue Breakdown

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ZF Group revenue breakdown by business segment: 7.4% from Aftermarket, 26.7% from Active and Passive Safety Technology, 5.9% from E-Mobility, 7.5% from Industrial Technology, 9.3% from Commercial Vehicle Technology, 19.3% from Car Chassis Technology, 18.4% from Car Powertrain Technology and 5.5% from Other

ZF Group revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 21.5% from Asia-Pacific, 28.6% from North America, 45.7% from Europe and 4.2% from Other

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ZF Group Online and Social Media Presence

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ZF Group News and Updates

Global Light Vehicle Transmissions and Clutches Market Forecasts to 2034 with Exclusive Interviews with Land Rover, Torotrak, Camcon Automotive, Mazda, ZF Friedrichshafen, BorgWarner

DUBLIN, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Light Vehicle Transmissions and Clutches Market - Forecasts to 2034" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global OE transmissions and clutches sector, major...

WABCO Shareholders Approve ZF Friedrichshafen Acquisition

BERN, Switzerland, June 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WABCO Holdings (“WABCO”) (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today welcomed the decision by its shareholders to approve the company’s ac…

Global Two-wheeler Braking System Market to 2023 - Key Vendors are Aisin Seiki, Brembo S.p.A., Continental, Honda Motor, Robert Bosch, & ZF Friedrichshafen

DUBLIN, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Two-wheeler Braking System Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The two-wheeler braking system market will register a CAGR of nearly 7% by 2023. The growing adoption of combined braking system will be ...

Auto parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen wins biggest order in firm's history

* CEO sees autonomous driving as too expensive for private cars

UPDATE 2-Car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen positions for autonomous driving with $7 bln deal for Wabco

* ZF's previous attempt to buy Wabco failed in 2017 (Adds CFO statement, details about the deal)

UPDATE 1-German auto parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen to buy Wabco for over $7 bln

* Transaction expected to close in 2020 (Adds details on companies, background, shares)
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ZF Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was ZF Group founded?

    ZF Group was founded in 1915.

  • Who are ZF Group key executives?

    ZF Group's key executives are Wolf-Henning Scheider, Ernst Baumann and Chris Adcock.

  • How many employees does ZF Group have?

    ZF Group has 147,797 employees.

  • What is ZF Group revenue?

    Latest ZF Group annual revenue is €36.5 b.

  • What is ZF Group revenue per employee?

    Latest ZF Group revenue per employee is €247.1 k.

  • Who are ZF Group competitors?

    Competitors of ZF Group include Meritor, Cummins and Allison Transmission.

  • Where is ZF Group headquarters?

    ZF Group headquarters is located at Hauptverwaltung / ZF Forum, Löwentalerstr. 20, Friedrichshafen.

  • Where are ZF Group offices?

    ZF Group has offices in Friedrichshafen, Alfdorf, Aschaffenburg, Aschau am Inn and in 248 other locations.

  • How many offices does ZF Group have?

    ZF Group has 336 offices.