Modular shock absorbers and modular suspension struts for PC and LCV – as the name already implies – are modular in design. They are fabricated without weld joints and have high-quality zinc plating. This means they are very well protected against corrosion and have extremely long service lives and durability.

With these modular shock absorbers and modular suspension struts for PC and LCV, ZF Aftermarket has introduced a completely new kind of shock absorber for cars in the subcompact segment. Thanks to innovative production processes and corrosion protection, these products not only ensure optimum damping but are also of top quality, reliable and long-lasting.

Like the technology, the development goal is just as new in that ZF initially designed the modular shock absorbers and modular suspension struts for PC and LCV as innovative technology products specifically for the aftermarket; in volume production, they will be available only at a later date. In fact, these new products are a good example of the elevated status that the aftermarket enjoys and how customers in the spare parts market can benefit from the expertise of the entire ZF Group.

Outer tube bottom formed by crimping and bending.

Detailed information on SACHS modular shock absorbers Outer tube bottom formed by crimping and bending.

Innovative manufacturing process


At first glance – and apart from the missing paint – modular products look like conventional spare parts. However, at a closer look there are significant differences. The innovative suspension struts and shock absorbers are modular in design and fabricated without weld joints. ZF is thus introducing new and ground-breaking joining technologies in shock absorber design.

Modular suspension strut constructed with new joining technology

SACHS Modular Suspension Strut Modular suspension strut constructed with new joining technology

Advanced corrosion protection for high durability


Instead of anti-corrosion paint, the modular suspension strut and shock absorber are galvanized with a high-quality finish. In addition to effective corrosion protection, this finish gives the suspension struts and shock absorbers an unusual look that accentuates the very high quality of the products and instantly associates them with the manufacturer ZF.

Modular shock absorbers and modular suspension struts for PC and LCV help preserve the environment


Our engineering team has developed new processes in the production of suspension struts and shock absorbers that have noticeably reduced energy consumption; these products also help reduce CO2 emissions. The environment therefore also benefits from the ZF innovation. However, this intelligent production technology has another strategic advantage in that it allows a much faster response to market needs with production capacity at new locations.

Premiere on the aftermarket


The new modular products were initially developed only for the automotive aftermarket. In 2014, the first steps were taken to produce them for the Ford Fiesta. Medium and long-term, other car models will be covered.

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SACHS shock absorbers for passenger cars


SACHS shock absorbers stand out due to their original equipment quality and innovative technology. They provide performance and dynamics, ensuring perfect road grip and cornering behavior, no matter what challenges the road presents.

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Continuous Damping Control (CDC)


SACHS Continuous Damping Control (CDC) stands for optimized and innovative damping. The result is the highest possible level of safety and perfect drive comfort.

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