Friedrichshafen, Germany / Czestochowa, Poland. Today, ZF celebrated the grand opening of its new administration building in the southern Polish city of Czestochowa. The ZF TRW subsidiary has had its European accounting operations here for the last ten years. In the next years, the company’s entire European accounting operations will be relocated to the expanded shared service center.
Robert Glowacki, ZF Shared Service Center Manager in Czestochowa, opened the new building in the presence of ZF’s Chief Financial Officer Dr. Konstantin Sauer and Czestochowa’s Deputy Mayor Miroslaw Soborak. 260 employees are already working in the shared service center, with an additional 180 employees planned for the next years. “We are pleased to have benefited from the expertise of our ZF TRW subsidiary, which has bundled its European accounting operations at the Czestochowa office for ten years,” explains ZF CFO Dr. Konstantin Sauer. “This shared service center improves our cost structure and helps secure our locations in Europe. We also intend to set standards regarding efficiency and competitiveness in our administrative operations.”
ZF employs a total of 6,500 workers in Poland and, of those, roughly 4,500 work in production and administration at the Czestochowa location. Apart from the shared service center, the location is also responsible for the production of airbag modules and seatbelts.