Thanks to the accelerated integration of TRW, lasting only about 14 months, ZF moves forward as a cohesive Aftermarket business, supplying global customers and partners with products in OE Quality and services from its expansive portfolio of premium product brands Sachs, Lemförder, TRW, Boge, and Openmatics. ZF demonstrates the growing importance of the aftermarket business with the status as division. ZF Aftermarket is now the second largest supplier of parts, services and solutions in the global automotive aftermarket.
Customers and business partners benefit directly from the change, effective from January 1, 2017: “We are on-site where our customers expect us to be with committed employees, a competitive product portfolio, strong brands and demand-driven service offers”, explains Helmut Ernst, Head of the new division. “As the newest ZF division we will support the group-wide development of system solutions as well as driving the aftermarket growth.”
ZF Aftermarket connected to global customers
With 8 000 employees throughout 120 global company locations and a 650-strong network of service partners worldwide, ZF Aftermarket is optimally equipped to be the preferred one stop shop for their customers. “ZF’s success is built on both its ability to advance technologically and its capacity for providing the right solutions”, explains Neil Fryer, Chief Commercial Officer of ZF Aftermarket.
Premium portfolio with wide-scale applications
ZF Aftermarket supplies solutions and component expertise to the automotive after sales segment under the product brands Sachs, Lemförder, TRW, Boge, and Openmatics, including transmissions and transmission parts, axles, steering systems and differentials, chassis and steering components, shock absorbers, disk brake systems, drum brakes and actuation systems as well as steering and driveline components as well as rubber-to-metal components. As the global leader in driveline and chassis technology and active and passive safety technology, ZF serves beyond the automotive aftermarket, also providing solutions for off-highway, rail, industry, marine and wind energy applications worldwide.
In the upcoming months, the ZF Aftermarket team will be actively using the numerous trade fairs and industry events to present the new set-up and vision. This, in turn, guarantees that the customers are vital partners in shaping a successful business partnership. “With early anticipation of the trends of the future aftermarket, a broad and expanding product portfolio and a comprehensive service footprint, the aftermarket organization continues ZF's objective of becoming the leader in providing world class solutions for its customers”, knows Helmut Ernst.