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Review of 2013

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Developments in transmissions

The global transmissions market has changed rapidly in the recent past. The requirement for greater fuel efficiency in particular has broug...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Shell Lubricants' Richard Tucker 15 Nov 2013

Simon Warburton

Richard Tucker is responsible for the technology development for Shell's commercial and industrial lubricants and fuels. Prior to 2006, when he was appointed to the role, Richard held a number of marketing roles for Shell in the automotive and auto components industry. He talked to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.


Q&A with ZF: Review of suspension systems 2 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

There have been some advances made to shock absorbers (dampers) which may be referred to as trends. To improve ride comfort without adding to cost, manufacturers are creating a longer shock absorber movement. Another clear trend in the shocks sector is integrating more electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of ZF about the challenges of developing vehicle suspensions for emerging markets, NVH improved dampers and adoption of electronic suspension technologies.

Latest News

ZF building new plant in Pune, India 24 Mar 2014

Graeme Roberts

ZF Friedrichshafen said it was ramping up "its commitment in India" with the construction of a new plant in Pune.


ZF appoints GM veteran to Asia-Pacific 28 Feb 2014

Tony Lewis

ZF Friedrichshafen has appointed Rudi von Meister, 56, to the newly-created role of president of Asia-Pacific with headquarters in Shanghai.


ZF Kamaz venture expands 24 Jan 2014

Chris Wright

The joint venture between ZF Friedrichshafen and Kamaz, Russia’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has officially opened its new production facility in Naberezhnye Chelny to assemble the Ecomid and Ecosplit commercial vehicle transmissions.


China's TMT to buy ZF's rubber & plastics unit 17 Dec 2013

Graeme Roberts

Shanghai-listed Zhuzhou Times New Material Technology (TMT) has signed an agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen to acquire its rubber & plastics business unit which will be carved out and transferred into a new company.


ZF performance outstrips industry average 16 Dec 2013

Chris Wright

ZF Friedrichshafen will end 2013 with a 10% increase in sales to an anticipated EUR17bn (US$23bn), driven by new plants in the US and China, high demand for car driveline and chassis technology and a healthy upswing in commercial vehicles, the company said.

Latest blogs

Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 2014

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

Company research

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detaile...

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Advanced Suspension System Trends

Advanced Suspension System Trends

Advanced suspension systems are relatively new electronically-controlled systems that enhance vehicle stability, road handling and ride quality. These systems use a lightweight material; as well as fa...

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Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2014-2018

Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2014-2018

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of 3.13 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market grow...

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