100 Years of ZF
ZF Friedrichshafen is turning 100. With its acquisition of TRW
Automotive, the largest purchase in the company's history,
the supplier on Lake Constance has arguably given itself with
the nicest birthday present ever. On this anniversary, the
Automobilwoche Special shows that the company is gearing
itself to its strategic focal points of efficiency, safety and
automated driving. With its Advanced Urban Vehicle concept
car, the two suppliers have now demonstrated what
cooperation between them can look like on functional issues.
In an interview with Automobilwoche, ZF CEO Stefan Sommer
also makes it clear that the acquisition is not just giving him
the ability to offer more innovations; it is also giving him
significantly better access to customers in the U.S.