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The Perfect Match

By integrating commercial vehicle specialist WABCO, ZF perfectly complements its product range with WABCO’s portfolio. This opens new opportunities in the development of intelligent and integrated systems for commercial vehicle technology now and in the future.

It is another milestone in ZF's long company history: Since May 29, 2020, the American commercial vehicle technology manufacturer and brake specialist, WABCO, has been part of the ZF Group. The formerly independent company is now part of the newly created ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division. The combination of these two successful enterprises will bring a new dimension of innovation and capability for commercial vehicle systems technology. Thanks to the perfectly complementary portfolios and competencies, ZF is able to offer unprecedented solutions and services for manufacturers and fleets globally. In this way, the company is actively shaping the future of the changing transportation industry.

Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG emphasizes: “Together, we will create added value for our customers, employees and shareholders alike. This acquisition marks a major milestone in the history of our company. With it, we are consistently continuing the transformation in the powertrain and in the field of digitalization.”

“With this acquisition, we are consistently continuing the transformation in the powertrain and in the field of digitalization.”
— Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Two Become One

Sometimes it is best to let figures speak for themselves. Let us take a closer look at the expanded technology company.

Product Portfolio

A New Commercial Vehicle Specialist is Born

How the product portfolios of WABCO and ZF complement each other

Product Portfolios of WABCO and ZF

Proven Partnership

ZF has been working with WABCO for a long time - so why not simply build on what has been achieved so far?

CALM

CALM is the name of the jointly developed air spring damper module for the driver cab. WABCO provides the roll-off tube with valve unit; ZF provides the dampers. CALM has been in successful series production since 2002.

CDC (Continuous Damping Control)

The CDC adaptive damping system for commercial vehicles has been in series production since 1997. This not only protects the load and the road surface, but also contributes significantly to comfort and safety. ZF provides the damper for the product; WABCO provides the control unit.

Air Compressor Clutch

WABCO was looking for a development partner for a pneumatic clutch — and found it in ZF. After start of production (2008), the solution quickly became successful. Currently, various commercial vehicle OEM offer their clients the decoupling compressor which work with both WABCO and ZF components.

Evasive Maneuver Assist

Building synergies for the better: in 2016, WABCO’s Evasive Maneuver Assist was integrated into ZF’s Innovation Truck to prevent rear-end collisions.

News

ZF completes WABCO Acquisition

WABCO is now part of the ZF Group and operates as the Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division under the umbrella of ZF Friedrichshafen AG. In the picture: ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider (left) and the new Division Head Fredrik Staedtler.

Product Worlds

Product World Trucks

With modular and intelligently controlled transmission systems, ZF is increasing the efficiency of all commercial vehicle applications.

Product World Buses

ZF makes passenger transport more attractive and economic – for example, bus transmissions that not only reduce exhaust emissions.