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At a Glance

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. 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.

In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six percent of its sales in research and development annually.

Founded in 1915, ZF has evolved from a supplier specializing in aviation technology to a global technology company. 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.

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 2018

In the Annual Report, you will find important data and facts from the 2018 fiscal year.

Sustainability Report 2018

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.