Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world.
ZF Aftermarket will supply global customers with five product brands and associated services.
The move stems from ZF’s takeover of rival parts maker TRW in 2015 and comes after its subsequent announcement last July that it was combining the two companies’ aftermarket organisations, ZF Services and TRW Aftermarket.
That integration is now complete and the new division, led by Helmut Ernst, is supplying global customers with parts under the Sachs, Lemförder, TRW, Boge and OpenMatics product ranges.
“As the newest ZF division, we will support the group-wide development of system solutions as well as driving aftermarket growth,” said Ernst.
The products involved include transmission and transmission components, axles, steering systems and differentials, chassis and steering components, shock absorbers, disk brake systems, steering and driveline parts, as well as chassis technology.
ZF Aftermarket now has 120 locations worldwide and a network of 650 service partners.
ZF completed its acquisition of TRW Automotive in May 2015 and went on to integrate the company into its organisational structure as the active and passive safety technology division. The aftermarket business previously sat within this division.
Look out for more in-depth coverage of ZF Aftermarket in the next edition of Automotive Logistics.