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ZF Services [pro]Tech: for driveline and chassis

[pro]Tech for the car and CV garage network

Direct knowledge from specialists

ZF Aftermarket launched its [pro]Tech garage concept back in 2013, and today it’s a reflection of the role as a system provider for driveline and chassis technology in the aftermarket. It provides garages with all the information they need from a single source. Participants will benefit from the direct support of specialist and manufacturer’s know-how and expertise.

As vehicles become more technically advanced, keeping workshop technicians skill sets up-to-date can be a challenge without the vital sources of technical information needed for repairs. Obtaining required levels of detail has not been straightforward and independent garages still regularly turn away business that is effectively dealer-only. This is where garages joining the ZF Services [pro]Tech network can gain access to an exclusive information portal with application details, technical specifications and fitting instructions for the complete parts ranges from Sachs, and Lemförder brands.

For more information on [pro]Tech

Mechatronic Core Acceptance Criteria

ZF Aftermarket have produced a guide to returning Mechatronic Core Units.

It is vital that the units are returned in a condition allowing for remanufacture. The reason for this is that any failure of the returned core unit to reach the required criteria may result in the surcharge being non-refundable. Mechatronic units will be rejected if the unit has been tampered with by third parties, e.g the unit has been opened.

For more information click on the Mechatronic Core Acceptance Criteria Leaflet. (PDF, 5.0 MB)

Remanufacturing

High quality standards of remanufacturing:

ZF Aftermarket focuses on efficient remanufacturing and offers a wide range of remanufactured clutches, steering components, and transmissions.

As machines operate under strenuous conditions for thousands of hours or drives thousands of Miles/km, their components begin to wear and ultimately need replacement. When this occurs, ZF Aftermarket is dedicated to offering genuine service parts and remanufacturing solutions.

With genuine ZF Aftermarket remanufactured components you can rest assured knowing that no short-cuts are taken that compromise integrity and performance.

The key to a quality remanufactured component:

Expertise – The foundation of our remanufacturing process, and one of our greatest assets, is our technicians. Our factory trained, highly experienced technicians oversee the entire remanufacturing process, exploring all options available to provide the best possible solution.

OE Approved Processes - Components are remanufactured under strict ZF guidelines and ISO9002 / TS 16949 protocols providing consistent quality. Lean driven processes reduce waste at all stages and the latest engineering updates are incorporated into all genuine ZF Aftermarket remanufactured components.

Optimized Workflow - A streamlined and consistent remanufacturing process reduces wasteful movements and non-value added activities.

Specialized Tooling - Proprietary tooling used in production along with custom made tools allow for a more efficient and defect free remanufacturing process, greatly reducing the chance of damage to vital parts.

Testing – Proper testing is critical to achieve optimal transmission operation and lifetime. Remanufactured transmissions are tested to the latest factory protocols on our state-of-the-art ZF manufactured test bench.

ZF Workshop Hangout Videos

Chassis Safety Check

Chassis Safety Check

The chassis works hidden from view so that in many instances, damage can only be discovered in the automobile repair workshop.

ZF Aftermarket therefore recommends that workshops regularly carry out a chassis check on every vehicle.




Powerpack Clutches

Powerpack Clutches

In this ZF Workshop Hangout video ZF Aftermarket experts give clues on clutches.






Frictionless - Oil Change

Passenger Car transmission oil change

An automatic passenger car transmission from ZF consists of over 600 parts – and the right oil is of utmost importance to the transmission's service life.

ZF's automatic transmissions are filled with high-quality fully or partly synthetic ZF-LIFEGUARDFLUID. However, increased loads and stresses, fast and sporty driving or frequent trailer operation cause the oil to age prematurely.

Jason Bond

Regional Development Manager - South East

07803 218280

jason.bond@zf.com

Isaac Bowen

Regional Development Manager - Central

07703 436414

isaac.bowen@zf.com

Dan Greenwood

Regional Development Manager - Scotland & Northern Ireland

07976 505347

dan.greenwood@zf.com

Andrew Waite

Regional Development Manager - South West

0333 240 1123

andrew.waite@zf.com

Matt Alcock

National Accounts

07714 155199

matt.alcock@zf.com

Ian Brooks

National Accounts

07831 463559

ian.brooks@zf.com

Matt Shakespeare

Technical Sales Manager

07768 348 324

matt.shakespeare@zf.com

Matt has worked in the Automotive Industry for over 20 years both within the OE and Aftermarket sectors. Working together with the Head Office functions in Germany, his role at ZF Aftermarket is to oversee the Technical Sales, Garage Network - ZF Services [pro]Tech, Technical Support and Technical Training functions for the Independent Aftermarket.

Brian Newell

Technical Field Sales Manager

07785 233691

brian.r.newell@zf.com

Brian has been in the automotive industry for over 40 years, starting his career as a student engineer at Austin Morris (British Leyland) studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering. After working for the car manufacturer for nearly 11 years, he went on to work for several Tier 1 OE suppliers, involved with various vehicle components and systems. For the last 10 years or so, Brian has worked in the aftermarket sector, joining TRW as Sales Manager for diagnostics. More recently he has taken the role of Technical and Training Manager providing support across the TRW braking, steering & suspension product lines. His current role at ZF aftermarket is to develop the ZF Services [pro]Tech concept and manage the Field Technical Sales team.

Darren Lloyd

Field Technical Sales Engineer

07818 017347

darren.lloyd@zf.com

Darren started his working life in Unipart within the Warehouse and progressed to the body shop proposition manager. He then moved to Wurth consumable for sales before returning back to Unipart as a Business Development Manager for the North Wales branches. After a short stint at Hella for sales in diagnostics and technical data he joined ZF Aftermarket as a Field Technical Sales Engineer, where he will be using his 15 years of knowledge within the industry to support you for all your [pro]Tech requirements.

Wayne McCluskey

Technical Training Manager

07825 276 351

wayne.mccluskey@zf.com

Wayne has worked in the automotive Industry for 40 years. Originally trained as a heavy vehicle mechanic Wayne worked for numerous bus and truck companies and was self - employed for a period of 10 years. He was initially employed at ZF in the warranty team but also offered field support for commodity parts. As part of the field support activity eventually his role evolved to include product training.

His current role at ZF Aftermarket involves the coordination and development of technical training courses and systems across the ZF product portfolio. This development is needed in order to meet changing market and technological needs both from ZF and our external customers.

Ian Gaskell

Product Support Engineer

ian.gaskell@zf.com

Ian is the latest member of the Product Support Team for car automotive and [pro]Tech. He also supports warranty for commodity parts and ZF Technical Training. Originating from a military background then progressing through franchise main dealers in both truck and car markets he has 12 years experience within the automotive industry.

Kelly Johnston

Marketing Coordinator

01788 825 002

kelly.johnston@zf.com

Kelly is the teams exhibition and events specialist and works within the Marketing Communications department. The department operates with a ‘specialist /generalist’ approach in providing marketing and public relations tools and services, to help and support the Car market with their aftersales support and communications to the market.

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