To my mind, cooperating and sharing knowhow in a global network is a key for ZF in facing the challenges of the local market requirements and in creating tailored solutions for our customers.
The mSTARS demo vehicle, realized and led by our Indian engineers, is a perfect piece of evidence for successful global teamwork and engineering competence within ZF and for localizing an existing product to specific market demands. Experts from China, Germany, Turkey and America supported the team in India, and together, we created the demo car with high-end technology in only eight months. The crew in India consisted of only six people from the Chassis Systems business unit. These colleagues were crucial for the understanding of the specific market demands. Due to the customized design, we also had to gather knowhow in the domains of design engineering, analysis and vehicle tuning.