Research & Development at ZFGlobal Innovation Network

ZF engineering activities are structured according to decentralized and centralized functions. ZF Group divisions and business units focus on market and product expertise to ensure customer-oriented and competitive development of technologically advanced products. The ZF corporate research & development center performs basic and theoretical research and supports the operative engineering sectors in the ZF divisions.

International network of ZF locations

The R&D network is closely linked within the ZF Group. Engineers and technicians from all around the world work in ZF research and development. Within the decentralized product development operations, engineering centers for the ZF divisions are located in Saarbrücken, Schweinfurt, Passau and Dielingen as well as ZF North America Technical Center near Detroit. The corporate research & development center in Freidrichshafen coordinates the activities of ZF Engineering Pilsen and ZF Japan Engineering. The development Engineering Center in Shanghai is also integrated.

Main Engineering and Application Centers

Region Main Engineering Engineering Application
Europe Five of the seven ZF engineering centers are located in Germany. There are several Main Engineering and Application Centers of ZF in Europe Friedrichshafen
Dielingen
Passau
Schweinfurt
Plzeň
Brandenburg
Bonn-Simmern
Burgos
Darlaston
Damme
Diepholz
Eger
Florange
Kassel
Padova
Saarbrücken
St. Simeon
Steyr
Thyrnau
Vendome
Asia In Asia ZF maintains development centers in Tokyo, Shanghai and Changwon (China). Shanghai Tokyo Changwon
America The ZF Engineering Center in North America is located in Detroit, Michigan. ZF application centers are located in Central and South America Detroit Florence
Guadalajara
Sao Bernardo do Campo

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