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SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

ZF in South Africa
About us

Branch South Africa

Milestones

  • 2 July 1900 – first airship by design engineer Ferdinand Graf Von Zeppelin was launched.
  • 1915 – no one could supply him with a smooth running transmission that would enhance the safety of the delicate aircraft he therefore established his own transmission company.
  • 1919 – ZF concentrates on developing and producing vehicle transmissions and in the same year, the 8 horse power car transmission was launched in the market.
  • 1969 – ZF was established in South Africa by Trade Relations International.
  • 1980 – ZF felt the need for a sales and service presence in South Africa and ZF Services South Africa came into being.
  • 2012 – ZF Services South Africa and the Aftermarket department of SACHS merge.

ZF has continually strived to be the best and has pioneered major developments in driveline components.

Milestones

  • 2 July 1900 – first airship by design engineer Ferdinand Graf Von Zeppelin was launched.
  • 1915 – no one could supply him with a smooth running transmission that would enhance the safety of the delicate aircraft he therefore established his own transmission company.
  • 1919 – ZF concentrates on developing and producing vehicle transmissions and in the same year, the 8 horse power car transmission was launched in the market.
  • 1969 – ZF was established in South Africa by Trade Relations International.
  • 1980 – ZF felt the need for a sales and service presence in South Africa and ZF Services South Africa came into being.
  • 2012 – ZF Services South Africa and the Aftermarket department of SACHS merge.

ZF has continually strived to be the best and has pioneered major developments in driveline components.

Innovations and New Technologies

  • Innovations
    Innovation
    • ZF designed and built the first standardised vehicle gearbox
    • The first synchromesh gearbox for cars
    • The first automatic preselector gearbox
    Innovation
    • ZF designed and built the first standardised vehicle gearbox
    • The first synchromesh gearbox for cars
    • The first automatic preselector gearbox
    Zeppelin

    Innovation is not a means to an end.

    The focus at ZF is consistently on customer benefits. The objective is to supply products that offer maximum value-add for vehicle manufacturers and customers. Technological innovations have to bring returns: for vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and drivers – as well as for the environment and society.

    Zeppelin

    Innovation is not a means to an end.

    The focus at ZF is consistently on customer benefits. The objective is to supply products that offer maximum value-add for vehicle manufacturers and customers. Technological innovations have to bring returns: for vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and drivers – as well as for the environment and society.

  • New Technologies
    workshop

    Manufacturers expect innovative products from ZF to distinguish their companies and vehicles from the competition. The focus is increasingly on functions for improved driving dynamics, comfort and safety, with fewer individual components or systems. This involves comprehensive expertise from suppliers and a clear understanding of dynamic relationships in the entire vehicle. In addition to global standards and efficient processes, it requires in-depth cross-departmental cooperation and a high degree of integration with external partners.

    workshop

    Manufacturers expect innovative products from ZF to distinguish their companies and vehicles from the competition. The focus is increasingly on functions for improved driving dynamics, comfort and safety, with fewer individual components or systems. This involves comprehensive expertise from suppliers and a clear understanding of dynamic relationships in the entire vehicle. In addition to global standards and efficient processes, it requires in-depth cross-departmental cooperation and a high degree of integration with external partners.

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