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ZF Group (also known as ZF Friedrichshafen) is a technology 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.

HQFriedrichshafen, DE
Employee Ratings3.8

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)148,969(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)€36.9 B(+2%)

Key People/Management at ZF Group

Wolf-Henning Scheider

Wolf-Henning Scheider

Chief Executive Officer
Konstantin Sauer

Konstantin Sauer

CFO, Member of the Board of Management, Finance, IT, M&A
Michael Hankel

Michael Hankel

Member of the Board of Managemen, Car Powertrain Technology, E-Mobility; KAM, Passenger Cars Customers Europe & North America
Wilhelm Rehm

Wilhelm Rehm

Member of the Board of Management, Commercial Vehicle Technology, Industrial Technology
Franz Kleiner

Franz Kleiner

SEVP, Industrial Technology
Sabine Jaskula

Sabine Jaskula

Member of the Board of Management, Human Resources and Legal
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ZF Group Office Locations

ZF Group has offices in Friedrichshafen, Alfdorf, Aschaffenburg, Aschau am Inn and in 233 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
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, DE
Max-Planck-Straße 17
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ZF Group Financials and Metrics

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ZF Group Revenue

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ZF Group's revenue was reported to be €36.93 b in FY, 2018 which is a 1.3% increase from the previous period.

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ZF Group Operating Metrics

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Research and Development Centers

4 5

Patent Applications

1.72 k2.16 k2.21 k

Patents Issued

1.20 k1.46 k1.35 k
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ZF Group Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Simi Reality Motion SystemsMay 13, 2019
Wabco HoldingsMarch 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 Revenue Breakdown

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ZF Group revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 21.7% from Asia-Pacific, 27.8% from North America, 47.1% from Europe and 3.4% 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, Konstantin Sauer and Michael Hankel.

  • How many employees does ZF Group have?

    ZF Group has 148,969 employees.

  • What is ZF Group revenue?

    Latest ZF Group annual revenue is €36.9 b.

  • What is ZF Group revenue per employee?

    Latest ZF Group revenue per employee is €247.9 k.

  • Who are ZF Group competitors?

    Competitors of ZF Group include BorgWarner, Cummins and Timken.

  • 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 233 other locations.

  • How many offices does ZF Group have?

    ZF Group has 327 offices.