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This is the place to find the latest press releases of ZF in Japan.

ZF Supervisory Board Appoints Wolf-Henning Scheider as ZF's new Chief Executive Officer

Friedrichshafen. With effect from February 1, 2018, ZF will have a new Chief Executive Officer, Wolf-Henning Scheider, who succeeds Dr. Konstantin Sauer as CEO and head of the ZF Group. The 55 year old business administration graduate has many years of management experience in technology companies such as Bosch and Mahle. More

ZF’s New Interaction Concept Paves the Way for Autonomous Driving

At CES this year, ZF is presenting a new interaction concept which can help to relieve driver stress and prevent accidents. More

ZF ProAI: Autonomous Driving Soon a Reality with Artificial Intelligence

ZF exhibits test vehicle with extensive sensor set and AI-capable ZF ProAI control box at CES 2018 More

Baidu Uses ZF's AI Control Box for Autonomous Parking

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chinese tech company Baidu are presenting a new system ahead of CES 2018 which can enable autonomous valet parking without a driver. More

News 2017

ZF's “Dream Car” Bundles Technologies for Series Production Autonomous Driving

At CES 2018, ZF is presenting solutions for a connected, digital mobility future. Among other things, ZF will showcase a development vehicle that, thanks to the AI-capable control box ZF ProAI, will gain important experience in autonomous driving – even when it is not on the road. More

ZF partner Venturi celebrates successful season opener in Formula E


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ZF Develops Advanced Steering Wheel Concept for Automated and HMI Solutions


ZF Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stefan Sommer Leaves the Company

Sommer’s Deputy Dr. Konstantin Sauer will lead the company until a successor is appointed More

Electromobility Boost for Cities: ZF Presents New Electric Central Drive for City Buses

With its new, purely electric plug-and-drive solution, automotive supplier ZF is driving the development of locally emission-free public transport. The latest evidence comes in the form of ZF's innovative city bus test vehicle. It is propelled by the new CeTrax electric central drive, which is suitable for both low-floor and high-floor applications. The drive was unveiled for the first time in 2016. Now, just one year later, the development team in Friedrichshafen has implemented a CeTrax applic More

Cooperation Between ZF and Faurecia Gains Momentum with “Cockpit 2025”

Just a few months after signing a cooperation agreement at the beginning of May 2017, ZF and its partner Faurecia are unveiling the initial results of their collaboration as well as future plans. More

ZF Brings the Highest Level of Occupant Safety to the Smallest Vehicles

Four-wheeled, lightweight electromobiles (LEM or quadricycles) are the trend for short distances in urban areas. With the goal of offering highly effective safety systems for occupants in these vehicles, ZF has participated in the EU project BEHICLE as a system partner for occupant safety. More

ZF and Chinese Internet Group Baidu Agree Upon Strategic Cooperation

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chinese Internet company Baidu have today announced a new strategic cooperation. The two partners intend to collaborate in the areas of autonomous driving and telematics as well as mobility services to develop extensive technical solutions for autonomous driving in China. More

Secure Payments “On the Go” with Blockchain Technology from ZF, UBS and IBM

ZF, UBS and IBM (NY: IBM) will soon be jointly providing the new open automotive transaction platform for mobility services based on blockchain technology. Car eWallet has the potential to radically change the way manufacturers, suppliers and service providers process digital transactions and considerably simplify the use of vehicle services. More

ZF Presents Itself as One Company at IAA

Around two and a half years after the takeover of TRW Automotive in May 2015 and well ahead of schedule, ZF Friedrichshafen AG has largely completed the integration of the US company. Reinforced by its new claim "see. think. act.", ZF now offers a broad portfolio of intelligent mechanical systems which can address the challenges of future trends including digitalization, electromobility and autonomous driving. More

ZF becomes first-ever company to produce 100 million Electric Park Brakes

ZF has today produced its 100 millionth EPB unit, the first company in the world to have reached this milestone. The inventor of the EPB motor-on-caliper brake, ZF’s EPB is the true embodiment of an intelligent mechanical system. More

ZF Achieves Nissan Global Supplier Innovation Award for camera technology supporting automated functions

ZF has announced that it has received a 2017 Nissan Global Supplier Award for Innovation for its efforts in the development of camera technology. The forward looking camera is part of Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology which launched last year on its popular Serena models in Japan. More

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Luxshare Limited to Acquire the Global Body Control Systems business from ZF

ZF is selling its Global Body Control Systems Business Unit and has today signed a purchase agreement with Luxshare based in Hong Kong that fits the strategic goals of both companies. More

ZF Improves Margin During First Half of 2017 Despite Increased R&D Expenses

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has further boosted its sales and profit margin during the first six months of 2017. Sales rose to €18.3 billion with the adjusted operating profit (EBIT) increasing to €1.2 billion. ZF thus posted an improved adjusted EBIT margin of 6.6 percent despite an increase in research and development investments. At the same time, ZF was able to reduce its debt load, which was a result of the TRW acquisition, by roughly €684 million. More

HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership

ZF and HELLA are entering into a strategic partnership. Both automotive suppliers will benefit from this cooperation on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems. ZF will further strengthen its portfolio as a systems supplier which offers both modern assistance systems and autonomous driving functions, whereas HELLA will drive technological development and benefits from a broader market access with its leading technologies. More

ZF Develops Seat-Integrated Advanced Center Airbag Concept

ZF has designed and developed a new advanced center airbag system concept aimed at significantly helping to reduce occupant excursion across a spectrum of crash scenarios. Such seat-integrated systems could also be valuable in addressing advanced interior concepts for future vehicles and new mobility solutions. More

Strong Alliance for Innovative Electrified Micromobility

Electromobility and micromobility are important elements for the future of mobility. To help shape this growing market and to further drive technological advances, ZF has established a joint venture with Magura, BrakeForceOne (BFO) and Unicorn Energy. More

Innovative People and Cargo Movers for Future City Transport


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Faurecia and ZF enter in a Strategic Partnership


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ZF in 2016: Increased Profits, Reduced Debt

Friedrichshafen. ZF Friedrichshafen AG closed the 2016 fiscal year with a clear rise in profits and a strong improvement in cash flow. Group sales rose by 20.6 percent to €35.2 billion. The adjusted EBIT margin climbed up one percentage point to 6.4 percent and the adjusted free cash flow totaled €2 billion. From this strong financial position, ZF reduced its debt from the TRW acquisition by €1.6 billion while increasing spending on research and development to €2 billion. More

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ZF and Astyx to Jointly Develop Next-Generation Radar Technology


ZF Japan relocates and opens new integrated HQs in Yokohama

Yokohama. ZF Japan Co., Ltd. today announced that they would move their HQs from Tokyo to Kannai area in Yokohama on March 21, 2017. More

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ZF Technology Center inaugurated in India

ZF Friedrichshafen AG inaugurated its Technology Center in India on Thursday in the presence of K. T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce of the Telangana Government. The India Technology Center (ITC) will focus on developing advanced electronics and software solutions for automotive and industrial applications. This will reinforce ZF’s global research and development network while expanding local product development in India. More

With Optional Integrated Hybrid Module: ZF’s new 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission for Sports Vehicles.

Friedrichshafen. With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends. More

Active Rear Axle Steering on the Road to Success

Friedrichshafen/Lebring (Austria). With Active Kinematics Control (AKC), ZF has become a market leader for active rear axle steering (RAS) in passenger cars and is constantly expanding its offering. The company has now produced more than 100,000 units – just four years after starting volume production of its AKC system for two exclusive sports car models. Seven premium vehicle manufacturers meanwhile enjoy the benefits of this ZF chassis innovation in volume production. The technology helps elec More

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