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Transmissions and Retarders: ZF Named “Best Brand” at the ETM Awards Once Again

  • Influential: ZF’s technology expertise
  • Thirteen years in a row: ETM’s readers’ rank ZF first in the “Commercial Vehicle Transmissions” category, 2020
  • Increased safety: ZF first again in the “Retarder” category.

Stuttgart. More than 8,000 readers voted ZF Friedrichshafen AG winners. ZF took home trophies from the ETM Awards Ceremony 2020 in the following categories: “Best Brand – Commercial Vehicle Transmissions” and “Best Retarder”. Manufacturers, fleet operators and professional drivers solidly agreed once again, that ZF drive systems offered the best quality with the highest levels of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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Transmissions and Retarders: ZF Named “Best Brand” at the ETM Awards Once Again

The annual readers’ poll, sponsored by publisher ETM, is considered by the commercial vehicle industry to be a reliable indicator of a company’s image and the quality of its products. Companies wanting to take home an ETM Award must convince a group of judges, as large as it is demanding, namely the readers of magazines lastauto omnibus, trans aktuell, and FERNFAHRER. A total of 8,125 votes were cast in the various vehicle and product categories.

Double Success for ZF

Once again, ZF owes its double victory to the innovative products it produces in the Commercial Vehicle Transmission and Retarder categories. With 68.6 percent of the vote, the Friedrichshafen-based Group was the clear winner for the 13th year, retaining its title in the “Commercial Vehicle Transmissions” category. ZF’s wear-free Intarder retarder defended its top spot on the podium consecutively for the 8th year, easily taking the “Retarders” category with 63.7 percent of the vote.

Andreas Moser, head of ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Technology division, commented: “These awards really highlight the expertise with which ZF has won the trust of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, and drivers. We see these trophies as the motivation for us to continue developing innovative, efficient, and robust driveline technology.” Andreas Moser accepted the awards on July 23rd, in Friedrichshafen.

Impressive: Transmission Expertise From ZF

The TraXon automatic transmission system is a key factor in ZF’s winning streak at the ETM Awards. Equipped with several transmission functions, including the predictive shift strategy PreVision GPS, TraXon proves its worth every day especially in long-distance logistics, through its performance and fuel-efficiency.


Frank Discher

Technology and Product Communications

+49 7541-77 960770

Robert Buchmeier

Head of Technology and Product Communications

+49 7541 77-2488