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Welcome to ZF

Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

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Shaping Next Generation Mobility

As a system provider, ZF delivers solutions for the mobility of the future. With our broad and unique product portfolio, we allow vehicles to see, think and act.

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A Network of Possibilities

Enabling vehicles to see, think, and act with our world-leading robust technologies.

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Beyond Passenger Cars

With its unique product portfolio, ZF touches a wide variety of vehicle types such as passenger cars, trucks, scooters, and everything in between.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act.

In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six percent of its sales in research and development annually.

Founded in 1915, ZF has evolved from a supplier specializing in aviation technology to a global technology company. Group shareholders include the Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holding 93.8 percent of shares, and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation, Lemförde, with 6.2 percent.

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ZF in the USA / Canada

Major supplier in the United States and Canadian markets across virtually all of its product lines, ZF operates 42 facilities and 10 Research and Development sites across the region. The United States is home to two of ZF’s divisional headquarters including the Active Safety Division in Livonia, Michigan (also the site of the North American headquarters) and the Electronics and Advanced Driver Assist Systems Division in Farmington Hills, Michigan – one of the key enablers for the development of advanced safety and automated vehicle systems. When combined with Mexico, the region accounts for 27 percent of ZF’s global sales.

Highlights

ZF Selected to Provide High Performance Clutch Products to IndyCar Series

ZF becomes one of two clutch providers to North America’s premier open-wheel motorsports series. Early tests by IndyCar teams prove clutch performance and reliability. New clutch to debut for 2019 IndyCar Series season.

ZF Supports FIRST World Robotics Championship in Detroit, Michigan

From coaching and sponsoring teams across the US to being there cheering them on, ZF proudly continues to support the FIRST World Robotics Championship in Detroit for the second year in a row.

Current Vacancies

What's next? Join ZF

Whether in research & development, IT, production or business administration, ZF offers diverse opportunities in many fields of work to help shape the future of mobility!

Current recruiting Hotspots

ZF in Farmington Hills, MI

Our Farmington Hills, MI facility is the global headquarters of the Electronics and Advanced Driver Assist Systems Division. We are a leading supplier of advanced electronics technology including camera, lidar, radar technology that enables adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, emergency steering assist and crash-avoidance systems among others.
  • 4,000 global employees within this division.
  • Experts in camera, lidar and radar technology.
  • Over 150 current vacancies.

ZF in Marshall, IL

ZF Marshall is part of the Global Electronics division and specializes in active and passive safety technology for the automotive industry.
  • 800 current employees.
  • Producing components ranging from forward facing cameras to airbag electronic control units.
  • Over 50 current vacancies.

ZF in Lafayette, IN

ZF Lafayette is the North American Headquarters of the Commercial Vehicle Technology division and specializes in CV Steering Systems as well as ADAS functionalities for Commercial Vehicles. This location currently has several vacancies in engineering, finance and technical positions, in addition to machine operators, maintenance electricians and supervisors.
  • Over 500 employees.
  • Experts in Steering System components for class 5-8 commercial vehicles (including bus and off-highway) ranging from steering columns, power steering pumps, steering gear pitman arms, etc.

Working at ZF

#ZFPeople

Working at ZF in the USA and Canada allows you to experience the diverse culture, technologies and opportunities that are provided by working at one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers.   ZF in the USA has 42 locations spanning across the United States, and connecting with our five locations in Canada is just a bridge or tunnel ride away to the Province of Ontario from our headquarters in Michigan.  Collaboration is key - whether you are working on advanced driver assist systems, airbags, seat belts, chassis or transmission and powertrain systems.  Learn more about our culture and the many opportunities that are available when you consider an exciting career at ZF.

ZF International

Products and Technologies

Thanks to intensive research ZF develops relevant technologies for the megatrends of efficiency, safety, autonomous driving, e-mobility and digitalization. With high technology and proven products ZF helps to transport goods from A to B and get people to their destination safely. However, the areas of application of ZF products are even more varied: They reach from the application in the automotive sector up to off-highway usage.

vision Magazine

Our online magazine shows ZF in all its facets. In reports, videos and background reports you will experience how the company is shaping the mobility of today and tomorrow.

Global Jobs

At ZF, you have the opportunity to work in an international environment on diverse products to be distributed across various markets that span several industries. Moreover, you have the chance to grow in a rapidly changing and flexible environment while playing a vital role in determining global trends of the future.

One-Stop Service Shop

ZF Aftermarket is a reliable partner throughout the entire life cycle of your vehicles and applications. We support you with our comprehensive service network, providing the full range of Aftersales services.

ZF Press Center

Latest News and Press Releases from the ZF Group.

Related Topics

ZF Tuscaloosa earns Manufacturer of the Year award

The ZF Chassis Systems team in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was named the 2019 Large Manufacturer of the Year from the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today during an awards luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center.

International Women's Day with the Brake Engineering Dream Team

Read more about International Women's Day celebrations here.

Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles

We at ZF are developing both vehicle and system level solutions to enable higher automation in commercial vehicles.

Presenting World’s First Pre-crash External Side Airbag System

ZF safety system designed to expand the size of the lateral crumple zone fractions of a second before a collision occurs

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