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ZF Recognized as “Best Brand” for Commercial Vehicle Transmissions

  • The prestigious award represents the latest endorsement of ZF’s technology component and systems expertise.
  • ETM’s readers’ rank ZF first in the “Commercial Vehicle Transmissions” category, 2022.
  • Accolade recognizes the quality, efficiency and value of ZF’s driveline systems.

Friedrichshafen, Germany. ZF has been recognized for being the “Best Brand – Commercial Vehicle Transmissions”. That is the verdict of almost 6,000 readers who voted ZF as a winner in the ETM Awards 2022. Representing manufacturers, fleet operators and professional drivers, the award recognizes that ZF’s drive systems offer leading levels of quality, efficiency and value.

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ZF Recognized as “Best Brand” for Commercial Vehicle Transmissions

Sponsored by publisher ETM, the annual readers’ poll is widely recognized across the commercial vehicle industry as a strong barometer of a company’s image and its product quality. Forming a formidable industry-wide judging panel, the readers of magazines lastauto omnibus, trans aktuell and FERNFAHRER cast a total of over 5,978 votes across several vehicle and product categories.

Speaking ahead of accepting ZF’s award at the ceremony in Berlin on 1 June, Winfried Gründler, responsible for Driveline Systems with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division, said, “The remarkable success of ZF’s advanced transmission products, powerfully reflects the trust of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, and drivers alike. This prestigious award is testament to our relentless innovation to develop ever more efficient and robust driveline technology.”

Once again, ZF owes its latest victory to its innovative Commercial Vehicle Transmission products. With over half of the vote (51%) ZF, retained its Best Brand title in the “Commercial Vehicle Transmissions” category.

ZF’s multi-award winning TraXon automatic transmission system continued to be a decisive factor in the Group’s unbroken record at the ETM Awards. The Group recently announced that half a million TraXon systems had been manufactured in Friedrichshafen alone since production began there in 2014. With proven durability, performance and fuel-efficiency, TraXon is equipped with several transmission functions, including ZF’s powerful PreVision GPS predictive shift strategy. For passenger transport, ZF’s EcoLife automatic transmission supports all daily city bus operations while its second generation EcoLife Coachline transmission has been specifically designed for coaches.

Launched on January 1, 2022, ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division has a mission to help shape the future of commercial transportation systems by being the preferred global technology partner to the commercial vehicle industry. Employing approximately 25,000 people across 28 countries, the division powerfully combines ZF’s commercial vehicle systems expertise, extensive technology portfolio and global operations, to innovate and supply components and advanced control systems for increasingly autonomous, connected, and electrified (ACE) vehicles. ZF CVS division unites ZF’s former Commercial Vehicle Technology and Commercial Vehicle Control Systems divisions, the latter being formed following ZF’s acquisition of WABCO in Spring 2020.


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Frank Discher

Head of News, Content & Media Desk, Commercial Vehicle Solutions

+49 7541 77-960 770

Florian Laudan

Head of Communications, Commercial Vehicle Solutions

+49 151 200 002 76