Details on ZF boards, financial figures, sustainability and our principles.
With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act.
The company has a global workforce of 153,500 with 271 locations in 42 countries. In 2020, ZF achieved sales of €32.6 billion. Founded in 1915, ZF has evolved from a supplier specializing in aviation technology to a global mobility technology company. With the acquisition of WABCO, the company significantly increased its competence, especially in the technology field for heavy commercial vehicles, buses and trailers. Last year, ZF spent more than seven percent of its sales on research and development.
With its innovative portfolio, ZF is focusing on the “Next Generation Mobility” for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial applications. Group shareholders include the Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holding 93.8 percent of shares, and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation, Lemförde, with 6.2 percent.
Megatrends, like digitalization, are changing the mobility industry faster than expected. As a technology company, this requires us to develop new products faster and work together more efficiently. To make this successful, we have developed our "Next Generation Mobility" strategy: the basis for all business decisions.
It also defines our goal:
A clean and safe mobility. Automated, convenient and affordable. For everyone, everywhere.
We are active in four technology fields: Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Electric Mobility and Automated Driving.
Digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) enable us to use our technologies not only in all mobility applications, but also in industrial technology.
Get to know the mobility specialist ZF in just under four minutes. In an informative film, you will learn what is behind our corporate strategy "Next Generation Mobility". We briefly introduce you to ZF’s four technology domains in which the company is active: automated driving, electric mobility, vehicle motion control, and integrated safety.