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:
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.