Press Release


Completion of gearbox portfolio for marine and offshore applications

  • ZF is presenting its new product range at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX
  • Wide range of winch and swing gearboxes for on-deck-cranes and winches
  • Special industrial drives for jack-up systems of oil platforms and work boats

By taking over the large-gearbox business of Bosch Rexroth AG, ZF is complementing its portfolio of gearboxes for marine- and offshore applications.

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Completion of gearbox portfolio for marine and offshore applications

Since 1st December 2015 a total of 900 employees at the new ZF Industrieantriebe Witten GmbH have been reinforcing the world's leading engineering group in its Industrial Technology Division. The merger combines the expertise and the experience of both partners in the development and production of driveline technology. The new Business Unit Industrial Drives with headquarters in Witten thus reinforces in particular the gearbox competence of the ZF group in the marine- and offshore sector.

ZF now has an unequalled, wide range of gearboxes for marine and offshore applications: swing gearboxes with a weight of up to eleven tons for positioning offshore-cranes with millimeter accuracy. Winch gearboxes lift heavy components from high lifting heights and position them at a safe distance exactly on the intended spot. Specialized gearboxes for jack-up systems lift offshore platforms and work boats to the required heights.

ZF planetary gearboxes are characterized by their compact and space-saving design and are extremely resilient and robust.

ZF is presenting its expanded portfolio of gearboxes for marine- und offshore applications to the experts at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA (Outside area, booth13207) from 2nd to 5th May.


Gernot Hein

Head of Communication & Public Affairs, Industrial Technology

+49 851 494-2480