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.”
In the video, Fredrik Staedtler and Andreas Moser - the heads of the two divisions Commercial Vehicle Control Systems (formerly WABCO) and Commercial Vehicle Technology - provide an overview of what has been achieved technologically in the first 100 days of integration.
The system solution with camera and sensors from ZF solves a major problem when reversing with trailers: the lack of overview. The Advanced Reversing Assistant makes maneuvering easier and considerably reduces the risk of accidents.
CeTrax is an all-electric central drive that is equally suitable for buses, distribution trucks and special vehicles. A major advantage of the system is the easy integration into existing vehicle platforms.
ZF’s eTrailer is a semitrailer with integrated electric motor. The prototype can convert every conventional truck it is coupled with into a hybrid vehicle. This brings numerous advantages - not only in terms of CO₂ emissions.
ZF has been working with WABCO for a long time - so why not simply build on what has been achieved so far?