Special Series at ZF

We are the development partner for renowned OEMS and small series manufactures. We do not focus only on single components, we have also the experience to offer complete system solutions to ensure a clean, safe, comfortable and affordable mobility – for everyone and everywhere.

Special Series Products

ZF Race Engineering´s product portfolio includes innovative driveline and chassis technology for passenger cars with conventional driveline as well as for hybrid and electric vehicles.

In addition, Special Series offers both components and systems for active and passive safety technology. Special Series is shaping the future of mobility with its unique expertise in four technology fields: Autonomous Driving, Electromobility, Integrated Safety, and Vehicle Motion Control. Knowledge of digitalization and software forms the bracket for ZF's four technology domains.

Small Series Production

Fast, flexible, and accurate solutions for small series production across most automotive sectors and other industrial products. With individual production line concepts and manufacturing set-ups, we manufacture your products to the highest quality standards which are requested by our customers.

  • No matter if it’s a new product development, an adaptation of a large-series product, or a build-to-print project, we offer customized, generic and flexible manufacturing and assembly concepts for small series production worldwide
  • We coordinate with our customers the necessary equipment for production, focused on either manual, partly automated, or even fully automated assembly lines
  • Generic work stations are made from stock in our own plant engineering and construction department and new components in our fully equipped prototype shops.

New Automotive Customers (NACs)

What exactly does that mean? In short, New Automotive Customer stands for a company that is relatively new to the vehicle manufacturer market and is dedicated to manufacturing or building a special type of vehicle. In fact, for the NAC it is all about electromobility. Often, startups such as these have been founded by students during university studies and have been developed as a spin-off following their graduation.

Special Purpose Vehicles

We have developed in the last decades several applications in the business area of special-purpose vehicles in different industrial areas.

OEMs & automotive customers

As an engineering partner, we have been supporting OEMs and suppliers with our unique product portfolio for more than 120 years. We develop novelties for almost all future mobility requirements and cover the entire product development process. With our innovative capacity, we continue to be successful in creating outstanding innovations with and for our automotive customers.

Test and Validation

The engineering services provider at ZF Race Engineering offers consultancy, test and analysis services to product development, production and validation functions world-wide. Technical Specialists and in-house UKAS-accredited test facilities give us a unique capability to provide full engineering services from concept design, development and prototyping to testing and evaluation.

Materials Testing and Reliability

ZF Race Engineering provides reliability analysis services to enable clients to improve the operating performance and integrity of electronic and electromechanical products. By combining a wide variety of skills in metallic and non-metallic systems and expert knowledge of materials processing and electronics manufacturing techniques with modern analytical methods, ZF Race Engineering is able to meet the most challenging client requirements

Your Special Series Contacts

Patrick Orth

Head of Sales

ZF Race Engineering

+49 9721 98 7301


Carl Raybould

Engineering Services Business Development Manager

ZF Race Engineering

+44 121 506 5145


Wentao Fan

Engineering Sales

ZF Race Engineering

+86 1381 8118 333