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The ZF Company The ZF Company

The ZF Company

Details on ZF boards, financial figures, sustainability and our principles.

Company Profile

ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology.

With its comprehensive product portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and startup companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. Digital networking and automation are focal points of ZF system development as it transitions to becoming a software- and cloud-based company. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act.

The Consolidated ZF Group is represented with 188 production locations in 31 countries as well as 18 main development locations in eight countries. In 2021, ZF achieved sales of €38.3 billion with approximately 157,500 employees worldwide. The company spent eight percent of its sales on research and development in 2021.

Founded in 1915, ZF has evolved from a supplier specializing in aviation technology to a global mobility technology company. After the successful integration of WABCO, ZF is a competent systems supplier for commercial vehicle technology worldwide thanks to its new Commercial Vehicle Solutions Division, which started operating in early 2022. With its trendsetting products, ZF is focusing on 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.

Annual Report

ZF Annual Report 2021

We are publishing an online version of our annual report. Check it out to learn more about ZF’s strategic developments, or download the PDF.

Short Video Portrait of ZF

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.

Corporate Governance

Learn more about our corporate culture and how it is embodied in our daily work.

ZF Strategy: Next Generation Mobility

As an integrated systems supplier, we are applying our “Next Generation Mobility” strategy to the development of holistic solutions for addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Corporate Structure

ZF Group is structured into eight divisions and other companies. You can get a detailed overview of sales, structures and locations here.

Investor Relations

ZF intends to continue on its growth path in the years ahead.