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At a Glance

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of 146,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2017, ZF achieved sales of €36.4 billion and as such, is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.

ZF enables vehicles to see, think and act. The company invests more than six percent of its sales in research and development annually – in particular for the development of efficient and electric drivelines and also in striving for a world without accidents. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology applications.

ZF intends to continue on its growth path in the years ahead. Our strategy is based on the five pillars:

  • Balanced Market Penetration
  • Innovation and Cost Leadership
  • Profitable Diversification
  • Financial Independence
  • Global Attractive Employer

ZF’s shareholders are the Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holding 93.8 percent of the company’s shares, and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation Lemförde, with 6.2 percent.

Corporate Structure

The ZF Group structure is aligned with the market and customers.

Zukunft Ventures

With this new venture capital company, ZF is reinforcing its claim as an innovation leader.

ZF Forum

The ZF Forum building embodies a new and unique corporate headquarter concept.

ZF Worldwide

Proximity to international customers is of great significant to the ZF Group. ZF will therefore continue to consistently expand its global market presence. Worldwide, the ZF Group has at about 230 locations in some 40 countries.

Current publications

Annual Report

In the Annual Report, you will find important data and facts from the 2017 fiscal year.

Sustainability Report

What does sustainability mean for ZF? The Sustainability Report provides the answer to this question.

Emotions and Stories

vision Magazine

Our online magazine shows ZF in all its facets. In reports, videos and background reports you will experience how the company is shaping the mobility of today and tomorrow.