ZF solutions for marine

Smart Oil Plug gearbox monitoring

With time our most valuable commodity - ZF provides a solution. Transform your marine maintenance practices and avoid costly downtime with real-time, wireless remote gearbox monitoring that we developed together with our technology partner, Transmission Dynamics.The tool is suitable for a number of installations and consists of a single on-board transceiver - which contains a SIM card - and a Smart Oil Plug which replaces the original oil plug within the gearbox. Improved confidence in gearbox condition helps minimize unplanned downtime and allows maintenance to be arranged at a time to suit the operator.

Further marine services

Overhaul Services

ZF Aftermarket rebuilt transmissions offer maximum longevity and efficient performance with significant savings against a new component. Our Nottingham facility dedicated marine overhaul section offers rebuilt transmissions to the highest OEM standards.


ZF Aftermarket customers in the marine industry are benefitting from improved service performance, efficiency and cost reductions, due to our partnership with Houghton International. Based in the North East, they are a mechanical engineering company operating globally in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines.

The agreement enables our own gearbox repair, maintenance and overhaul capabilities to synergise with Houghton International’s in enabling ZF customers to gain full advantage from an enhanced service, all in one place, as a complete package offering.

Technical Services

We understand that a vessel unable to operate can rapidly incur significant costs in lost revenue. Our dedicated technical department is able to provide support in the unlikely event of failure of ZF marine equipment.


Hydrex offers turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions to shipowners wherever they are in the world. We work in collaboration with Hydrex to offer a full service offering to support our customers and keep them on the move.

ZF MarInteractive+

Whether you’re looking for new marine products from ZF for Pleasure Craft, Fast Craft, or Commercial Craft, finding your closest authorized ZF service and parts center, or downloading the latest product information – the ZF MarInteractive+ app offers all of this at your fingertips.

If you’re in the marine industry, and need specifications for ZF products on a regular basis, or just want the peace of mind from having ZF’s service network a touch away during your next voyage, it’s all at ZF MarInteractive+.