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ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of €35.2 billion. ZF annually invests about six percent of its sales in research & development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.


ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero – a world of mobility without accidents and emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.

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At a Glance

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Board of Management

Dr. Stefan Sommer

Chief Executive Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Responsible for: Corporate Research & Development, ZF Aftermarket

Curriculum Vitae Dr. Stefan Sommer (PDF, 182.9 KB)
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Dr. Konstantin Sauer

Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Jürgen Holeksa

Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Responsible for: Corporate Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Corporate Governance, Service Companies

Curriculum Vitae Jürgen Holeksa (PDF, 95.9 KB)

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Michael Hankel

Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Responsible for: Corporate Production, Car Powertrain Technology, Car Chassis Technology, E-Mobility

Curriculum Vitae Michael Hankel (PDF, 104.5 KB)

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Wilhelm Rehm

Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Responsible for: Corporate Materials Management, Commercial Vehicle Technology, Industrial Technology

Curriculum Vitae Wilhelm Rehm (PDF, 122.0 KB)

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Dr. Franz Kleiner

Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Responsible for: Corporate Quality, Active & Passive Safety Technology, Region North America

Curriculum Vitae Dr. Franz Kleiner (PDF, 132.8 KB)

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Peter Lake

Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Responsible for: ZF Corporate Market, Region Asia-Pacific, Region South America

Curriculum Vitae Peter Lake (PDF, 178.3 KB)

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Global Presence

ZF is present with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries, with 20 main development locations in 8 countries.

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