see. think. act.

The ZF Company

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation.

ZF enables vehicles to see, think and act.

In 2019, ZF achieved sales of €36.5 billion. The company has a global workforce of 148,000 with approximately 240 locations in 41 countries. ZF invested seven percent of its sales in research and development.

Board of Management

The board of management of ZF exists currently of seven members who perceive different responsibilities and functions. Dr. Holger Klein, Dr. Martin Fischer, Sabine Jaskula, Wolf-Henning Scheider, Dr. Konstantin Sauer, Wilhelm Rehm, Michael Hankel (left to right).

Next Generation Mobility

The ZF Corporate Strategy

Megatrends, like digitalization, are changing the mobility industry faster than expected. As a technology company, this requires us to develop new products faster and work together more efficiently. To make this successful, we have developed our "Next Generation Mobility" strategy: the basis for all business decisions.

It also defines our goal:

A clean and safe mobility. Automated, convenient and affordable. For everyone, everywhere.

We are active in four technology fields: Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Electric Mobility and Automated Driving.

Digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) enable us to use our technologies not only in all mobility applications, but also in industrial technology.

Corporate Structure

ZF Group is structured into nine divisions and other companies. You can get a detailed overview of sales, structures and locations here.

Corporate Governance

Learn more about our corporate culture and how it is embodied in our daily work.

Investor Relations

ZF intends to continue on its growth path in the years ahead.

Research and Development

Permanent research and development are an investment in the future. It is the only way to achieve innovation and high technical performance for machines with high user benefits.


The topic of sustainability is an integral element of ZF's corporate culture. Learn more about how sustainability is embedded in different areas at ZF.


Proximity to international customers is of great significance to the ZF Group. ZF will therefore continue to consistently expand its global market presence.


What has changed at ZF since it was founded in 1915? What values still exist today?

Current publications

Annual Report 2019

In the Annual Report, you will find important data and facts from the 2019 fiscal year.

Sustainability Report 2019

What does sustainability mean for ZF? The Sustainability Report provides the answer to this question.