ZF Technology for Material Handling

ZF develops and produces axles, transmissions and steerings for diesel and electric lift trucks, telescopic handlers and ground support equipment and is one of the world's leaders in technology and innovation.

ZF Moves the World

Vehicles employed in the field of material handling are indispensable for the smooth flow of materials within companies and for logistics applications. ZF develops and produces axles and transmissions for various applications in the material handling sector, like diesel and electric lift trucks, telescopic handlers and ground support equipment. With its "Innovation Forklift", ZF also presented an electric forklift capable of highly-automated driving functions.


Electric Lift Trucks

Front and rear drives for electric counterbalance lift trucks and ready-to-install complete systems for any kind of warehouse handling equipment are developed and produced by ZF with various alternative solutions to suit individual customer requirements.

Diesel Lift Trucks

ZF offers reliable systems, which fulfil the high demands made on the driveline and transmission of lift trucks with combustion engine.

Ground Support Equipment

Ready for take-off. ZF provides solutions for a broad range of GSE vehicles like aircraft tow tractors, cargo loaders, belt loader, passenger stairs, and towbarless tractors.

Telescopic Handlers

Telescopic handlers can be changed quickly for various jobs. The versatility concerning their areas of application requires a high degree of flexibility and maneuverability. ZF offers tailor-made solutions which meet precisely these demands.

Terminal Tractors

Strong competition drives container port and depot owners to improve their profitability and efficiency. The ZF product solutions offer both advantages for terminal tractors.


ZF Innovation Forklift

see.think.act. ZF's Innovation Forklift demonstrates how material handling can benefit from key trends such as networks and artificial intelligence


This electromechanical power steering system for four-wheel front-drive counterbalance forklifts will soon replace the hydrostatic ones used to date.


With the eTRAC series, ZF develops and produces innovative drive systems for electric lift trucks.

Further information

Fairs & Events

ZF presents innovative solutions for material handling applications at the largest and most important fairs worldwide.

Service worldwide

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