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ZF in the Czech Republic

ZF is represented in ten cities in the Czech Republic, namely in Brno, Frýdlant, Jablonec nad Nisou, Klášterec nad Ohří, Pilsen, Prague, Staňkov, Stará Boleslav and Žatec. A spin-off branch of the Pilsen development center is located in Zlín. The company's new facility is being built in Ostrov. The company employs more than 3,500 people in the country.

  • we have development centres in Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec in Pilsen and Zlín,
  • production plants are located in Frýdlant, Jablonec nad Nisou, Klášterec nad Ohří, Staňkov, Stará Boleslav and Žatec,
  • ZF Aftermarket is based in Frýdlant,
  • there are branches of the CVS division in Prague and Brno.

Production in the Czech Republic

We see the future in what we make! Do you want to become a part of it?

In the Czech Republic we produce:

  • brakes and their components;
  • power electronics for electric cars;
  • axles for construction and agricultural machinery;
  • gearboxes for electric forklift trucks;
  • seat belts, latch locks and top adjustment;
  • chassis.

Development in the Czech Republic

We see the future in what we develop! Do you want to become a part of it?

In the Czech Republic we develop:

  • software and hardware,
  • mechatronic elements,
  • mechanical components.

For systems such as electric drives, automatic transmissions and adaptive dampers. Not only for passenger cars, but also for commercial vehicles and industrial machinery.

  • All brake system components for passenger cars.
  • A complete solution for telematics, goods tracking and vehicle diagnostics.


ZF Aftermarket in Frýdlant

ZF Frýdlant, formerly known as TRW Automotive Czech s.r.o., was established in 1999 by moving the then spare parts warehouse from the parent plant in Jablonec nad Nisou. The distribution of spare parts was discontinued in 2007, but the production activity specialising in the production of brake discs and reconditioning of brake calipers and steering continues successfully to this day.

  • We manufacture brakes and steering (new and refurbished) for major global car manufacturers. We currently supply both spare parts to a wholesale dealer network and parts directly to car manufacturers. Refurbished products include, for example, brake calipers, hydraulically powered and manual steering for passenger cars, and brake calipers and fully integrated power steering for trucks.
  • Production of brake discs, brake systems and steering systems.
  • 650 employees currently work at ZF Frýdlant.

By refurbishing, we significantly reduce our carbon footprint and thereby save our environment. We see the future in refurbishing – come and create it with us!

Employer of the year 2022 – 3rd place in the Liberec region

ZF in Jablonec nad Nisou

The history of brake development and production began in Jablonec in 1953, with the establishment of the national company Autobrzdy. At the turn of the century, the plant was bought by the American multinational TRW Automotive, which merged with ZF Friedrichshafen AG in 2015. TRW thus becomes the fifth division of the ZF concern called Active & Passive Safety Technology.

We manufacture disc brakes, mechanical hand brakes, electric parking brakes, front disc brakes, and electric and mechanical actuators. Our plant includes machining centres, assembly lines, a laboratory, a measuring centre and other specialist departments.

The majority of production takes place in Jablonec nad Nisou. During 2018, part of the machining was moved to our new branch in Rychnov near Jablonec nad Nisou. In addition, a new unique technology within ZF was introduced here – brake painting.

We are proud to manufacture brakes for the world's leading car manufacturers. Cars of such brands as VW, BMW, Rolls-Royce, Hyundai, Škoda, etc. drive with brakes from Jablonec.

Most Desirable Employer of 2023 - 2nd place and Employer of the year 2022 – 3rd place in the Liberec region

Come and produce brakes of the future with us!

What does our development involve?

We deal with the development and construction of brake system components and the testing of prototypes on test stands and directly in cars on test circuits.

We also test the software of the EPB control unit and individual components.

We develop, design and test the vacuum booster and brake master cylinder with brake fluid reservoir, front and rear disc brakes, including electric parking brake.

Jablonec development work also includes testing ABS and ESP brake assistants in various stages of development and production.

Our calculation department performs calculations using the FEM method on virtual models. The calculations also include strength analyses, topological optimisation and dynamic noise analyses.

We are proud to manufacture brakes for the world's leading car manufacturers. Cars of such brands as VW, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Renault, Peugeot, Hyundai, Škoda, etc. drive with brakes from Jablonec.

The development centre has grown in recent years thanks to the drawing of funds from the EU.

Realisation of a project "Expansion of the Technology Centre"

Inventory of property acquired from the subsidy project

ZF in Klášterci nad Ohří

ZF Group is a leading supplier for the automotive industry. ZF Electronics Klášterec, as a member of the E-mobility division, is a prominent leader in the introduction of technologies for electromobility in the automotive industry.

Production of environmentally friendly vehicles is the future. That's why we are growing!

From a 3,000 m2 to a 9,000 m2 production area. Our production is surgically precise and laboratory clean. We are looking for other smart people to join our team who, together with us – from the Czech Republic – will change the history of the automotive industry.

  • Over 600 employees currently work at ZF Klášterec
  • The branch focuses on the production of power electronics for electric cars
  • Our products are equipped with cars of prestigious brands such as Daimler, BMW, etc.

The Zero Emission Factory project was launched at ZF Electronics Klášterec nad Ohří. The aim of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the amount of electricity purchased. In two stages, the installation of a photovoltaic power plant for ZF Electronics Klášterec's own consumption is being implemented.

  • In the first phase, a photovoltaic power plant is being built on the roofs of the production halls with an output of 998.00 kWp. This project is co-financed by the National Recovery Plan on the basis of a decision of the Minister of Industry and Trade.
  • The construction of a photovoltaic power plant on green areas with an output of 412 kWp is being carried out in Phase 2. This project is co-financed by the Modernisation Fund on the basis of a decision of the Minister of the Environment.

ZF in Pilsen

ZF Engineering Plzeň s.r.o. as a development centre participates in the creation of products across the entire ZF portfolio. This includes the drive train of passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles (construction or agricultural machinery), buses, ships and airplanes. We are specialists in connectivity in the field of advanced telematics and fleet digitalization. Projects in the field of eMobility are also important to us.

The Pilsen branch deals with electronics and software, construction, calculations, hardware development and mechatronics, both at the functional and system level. We develop connectivity solutions for telematics, asset tracking, vehicle diagnostics and digitalisation of industrial production. At the same time, our developers are involved in the development of various software tools for automation and artificial intelligence. In 2007, approximately 50 engineers worked at ZF Engineering; today more than 700 talents develop systems here. The company's growth lies not only in the number of employees, but also in the technology that is used during development – for example we can mention special laboratories for testing power electronics or environmental testing.

The development centre underwent the biggest change in its range of activities. Recently, the nature of work has changed from carrying out only partial tasks to project-oriented activities with full responsibility for the assigned area.

Subsidy project II - programme POTENTIAL - I. challenge

Subsidy project III - programme POTENTIAL - V. challenge

Subsidy project IV - programme POTENTIAL - VI. challenge

Subsidy project V - programme POTENTIAL - VII. challenge

  • we are a partner of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and Tomas Bata University in Zlín,
  • strategic partner of the Faculty of Applied Sciences,
  • strategic partner of RICE - Research and Innovation Centre in Pilsen.

ZF in Hlavenec near Stará Boleslav

In 1995, the seat belts division was established in the Czech Republic, which was also initially active in Řepov. In October 1998, it moved its production to Hlavenko near Stará Boleslav. In 2015, ZF and TRW merged, and since then the company bears the new name ZF Passive Safety Czech s.r.o.

  • Our core business is the production of seat belts, locks, latches and top settings, as well as prototyping and product testing. Currently, 132 production lines produce 80,000 parts per day, which are delivered to 160 locations worldwide.

  • Our prototype production works together to develop and manufacture new generations of seat belts.
  • We currently employ around 1,500 people.

ZF Staňkov

ZF Staňkov manufactures axles for construction and agricultural machinery and gearboxes for electric forklift trucks. Construction of the plant began in October 2008 on a ‘greenfield site’ in Ohučov, and serial production began in September 2009. Currently, eight production lines produce more than 35,000 axles and 160,000 drive units. The most important customers include John Deere, Volvo, Caterpillar, Fendt, Toyota, Jungheinrich and Hyster-Yale.

  • production area 13,000 m2,
  • we currently employ approximately 230 employees,
  • we supply products to more than 100 customers worldwide.
Locations in the Czech Republic
Brno - South Moravia
ZF CV Distribution Czech Republic s.r.o.
ZF CVS Distribution Austria Representation Office Czechia
Pražákova 1008/69
639 00 Brno
Phone: +420 453 428 822
Frydlant - Liberec
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o
Frydlant Plant
Žitavská 1421
464 01 Frydlant
Hlavenec - Central Bohemia
ZF Passive Safety Czech s.r.o.
Stara Boleslav Plant
Hlavenec 161
294 76 Hlavenec
Phone: +420 705 629 350
Jablonec nad Nisou - Liberec
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o
Jablonec Plant
Na Roli 2405/26
466 01 Jablonec nad Nisou
Phone: +420 483 354 112
Klásterec nad Ohrí - Ústí nad Labem
ZF Electronics Klášterec s.r.o.
Klasterec Plant
Osvobozená 780
431 51 Klásterec nad Ohrí
Phone: +420 474 359 111
Fax: +420 474 569 180
Liberec - Liberec
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o
Liberec Plant
V Horkách 67/6
460 07 Liberec
Phone: +420 483 354 111
Plzen - Plzen
ZF Engineering Plzeň s.r.o.
Univerzitní HQ Plant
Univerzitní 1159/53
301 00 Plzen
Phone: +420 373 736 311
Prague - Prague
ZF CV Distribution Czech Republic s.r.o.
CVS Praha Purchasing Office
U Trezorky 921/2
158 00 Prague
Phone: +420 543 428 888
Rychnov u Jablonce nad Nisou - Liberec
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o
Rychnov u Jablonce nad Nisou Plant
Tovární 744
468 02 Rychnov u Jablonce nad Nisou
Phone: +420 483 354 111
Stankov - Plzen
ZF Staňkov s.r.o.
Stankov Plant
Ohučov 25
345 61 Stankov
Phone: +420 379 410 811
Fax: +420 379 410 812
Zatec - Ústí nad Labem
ZF Chassis Systems Žatec s. r. o.
Žatec Plant
Jizní 401
Prumyslová zóna Triangle, Stankovice
438 01 Zatec
Phone: +420 725 505 878
Zlin - Zlín
ZF Engineering Plzeň s.r.o.
Zlin Office
Nad Stráněmi 4511
760 05 Zlin
Phone: +420 373 736 311