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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 employs more than 3,500 people in the country.

ZF v České republice

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 Automotive Czech

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

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!

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

ZF in Jablonec nad Nisou - ZF Automotive Czech (production)

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

Come and produce brakes of the future with us!

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.

ZF in Jablonci nad Nisou - ZF Automotive Czech (development)

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

Come and develop 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 Electronics Klášterec

We don't assemble parts; we don't assemble cars.

We are specialists at producing clean technology of the future.

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 Pilsen

Employer of the year 2022 – 2nd place in the Pilsen region

Participate in the development of cars of the future

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. 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. 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

Even in the year 2022 we are a partner of Czechitas


We are working on an intelligent way to connect the whole world

ZF OPENMATICS is a specialist in connectivity in the field of advanced telematics and digitization of the vehicle fleet

We have a vision to live in an open world that is securely and intelligently connected. To achieve this, we are developing solutions for the future that will support digitisation in industry as well as globalisation in trade and logistics. Here, we work with future technologies to help shipping, logistics and manufacturing companies future-proof their businesses while saving time and money. We thus contribute to greater efficiency, cost savings and a better environment.

Today, digitisation and intelligent connectivity is a key trend in all parts of the economy. This is the reason that led ZF to found ZF OPENMATICS, its connectivity specialist. We develop connectivity solutions in the field of telematics, asset tracking, vehicle diagnostics and digitisation of industrial production. One of the telematics systems we deal with is the ZF Bus Connect product line -

ZF Staňkov

Produce axles and transmissions for heavy machinery with us

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

ZF in Stará Boleslav - ZF Passive Safety Czech

Fasten your seatbelts with us

In Řepov near Mladá Boleslav TRW-Carr s.r.o. was founded in 1992. It originally produced plastic components for the automotive industry. 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.

  • The main focus of our business is the production of safety belts, locks, latches and upper settings, as well as the production of prototypes and product testing. Currently, 132 production lines here produce 80,000 parts per day, which are delivered to 160 locations worldwide.
  • Our prototype production cooperates in the development and production of a new generations of safety belts.
  • We currently have around 1,500 employees.

ZF in Zlín – detached department of ZF Engineering Pilsen

Participate with us in the development of cars of the future

ZF Group has expanded its development activities to Zlín as well. The new development centre officially started running on the 1st of July, 2018. It found its premises right in the heart of the academic environment, namely in the building of the Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomáš Bata University. We have part of our offices directly in the Science and Technology Park ICT.

The Zlín team focuses on the development and testing of software for the field of eMobility.

We work here with modern tools for the development of embedded software, such as communication bus converters, signal analysers and oscilloscopes, systems for tuning on the target hardware, measuring technology, etc. You can also come across HIL (Hardware in Loop) stations, which the developed products can be tested on in a simulated environment corresponding to reality.

The ZF company in Zlín continues to expand its teams with additional experts, as well as recent graduates.

Subsidy project III - programme POTENTIAL - V. challenge

Subsidy project IV - programme POTENTIAL - VI. challenge

Subsidy project V - programme POTENTIAL - VII. challenge

ZF in Žatec - ZF Chassis Systems Žatec

We manufacture chassis. We manufacture the backbone of automobiles.

ZF Chassis Systems Žatec is the youngest member of the growing group of production plants under the ZF brand in the Czech Republic. Its construction began in September 2017 on the ‘greenfield site’ in the Triangle industrial zone near Žatec. This project brings the most modern technologies in the field of fully automated assembly of parts to the Czech Republic.

The first phase of our plant began at the beginning of 2018, when the pre-series production of corner axle modules started on an area of 3,500 m2; in the autumn of 2018, we switched to serial production.

The next phases of the project brought with them not only the expansion of production projects within the automated assembly of part of the rear axles of passenger cars, but also the expansion of the area of our plant to approx. 16,000 m2. We currently have around 70 employees.

ZF in Brno and Prague - CVS division

Subsidiaries of the CVS division

The Prague team is a member of the CVS division and takes care of suppliers of commercial vehicles, from purchase to quality. The office in Prague was established in 2016 in the modern office building Aviatica Office in the southeast of the capital. The Prague team is constantly growing, which is why you can also meet here, for example, sales representatives responsible for various brands.

In Brno, ZF has smaller commercial and technical offices of the CVS division, located in the highest building in the Czech Republic, on the 21st floor. Here, they provide comprehensive customer service, support vehicle manufacturers and, from the Aftermarket area, manage and constantly build a network of independent distributors for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.



ZF CV Distribution Czech Republic s.r.o.
ZF CV Distribution Austria Representation Office Czechia
Pražákova 1008/69
639 00 Brno
Phone: +420 453 428 822
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o
Frydlant Plant
Žitavská 1421
464 01 Frydlant
ZF Passive Safety Czech s.r.o.
Stara Boleslav Plant
Hlavenec 161
294 74 Hlavenec
Phone: +420 705 629 350
Jablonec nad Nisou
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
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
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o
Liberec Plant
V Horkách 67/6
460 07 Liberec
Phone: +420 483 354 111
ZF Engineering Plzeň s.r.o.
Univerzitní HQ Plant
Univerzitní 1159/53
301 00 Plzen
Phone: +420 373 736 311
Fax: +420 373 736 312
Avalon R&D Center
Podĕbradova 2842/1
301 00 Plzen
Phone: +420 371 150 000
ZF CV Distribution Czech Republic s.r.o.
CVS Praha Purchasing Office
U Trezorky 921/2
158 00 Prague
Rychnov u Jablonce nad Nisou
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
ZF Staňkov s.r.o.
Stankov Plant
Ohučov 25
345 61 Stankov
Phone: +420 379 410 811
Fax: +420 379 410 812
ZF Chassis Systems Žatec s. r. o.
Žatec Plant
Jizní 401
Prumyslová zóna Triangle, Stankovice
438 01 Zatec
Phone: +420 725 505 878
ZF Engineering Plzeň s.r.o.
Zlin Office
Nad Stráněmi 4511
760 05 Zlin
Phone: +420 373 736 311
Fax: +420 373 736 312