ZF Aftermarket  

Vernon Hills,  IL 
United States
http://www.zf.com/us
  • Booth: 5061

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company who, in 2016, achieved sales of approximately €35 billion, has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.

The division Aftermarket of ZF Group guarantees the performance and efficiency of vehicles throughout their life cycle. Its combination of established product brands, digital innovations, customized products and services, and a worldwide service network has made ZF a sought-after partner and number two in the global automotive aftermarket.

These technologies are made available through ZF’s well-established brands: SACHS for
shocks and clutches, Lemförder for steering and chassis components, TRW for braking, steering and suspension, and ZF for remanufactured transmissions and parts. ZF Aftermarket is also the authorized automotive aftermarket
distributor for STABILUS gas-charged lift supports.

Brands: ZF, SACHS, LEMFORDER, TRW, STABILUS


 Videos

On the Road to #VisionZero

 Show Specials

  • (Oct 04, 2017)

    ZF Aftermarket launches a once in a lifetime giveaway for one lucky winner at this year’s AAPEX and SEMA shows. Attendees of both shows will have the opportunity to enter the ZF Dream Race Contest for a chance to win two VIP, special access tickets to an IMSA, ZF partner race of their choice, airfare for two to the nearest city to the race, a hotel room for up to three nights and spending money. The ZF Dream Race Contest winner will receive an unbelievable, first-hand racing experience.

    To enter the ZF Dream Race Contest, attendees can pre-register at www.ZFDreamRace.com. Participants will then visit the ZF Aftermarket booth, #5061, at the AAPEX show to receive their ZF Pit Pass and enter. After receiving the pit pass, participants will receive a chance to win a second prize when visiting the ZF Aftermarket booth, #61010, at the SEMA show. The winner will be announced live on Friday, November 3, at the ZF SEMA booth.

    Enter today for your chance to win!


 Press Releases

  • • Spanish-speaking market learns through hands-on training from certified technical trainer
    • Trainings offered in Spanish for native speakers in the states
    • More learning opportunities for technicians in different regions


    ZF Aftermarket has embarked on its first fully-immersed Spanish training week in Puerto Rico. The technical training team spent time in the Spanish region visiting workshops and educational centers teaching the technology and innovation behind ZF products. Bringing ZF technical training to this region offers more technicians an opportunity for advancement and continuing education as well as the chance to work directly with ZF Aftermarket.


    Hopes for the Future
    “The decision to take technical training to Puerto Rico was simple; the automotive market in this region is continuing to grow thus the number of technicians continues to grow. In such an expansive market, it is important to support the education and training of technicians,” explained Francisco Moreno, ZF technical trainer.


    “As a whole our goal of the week was to provide out-of-region technicians with the same education we are providing technicians in the states with. Being off the mainland, Puerto Rico workshops do not have the same access to educational training opportunities that those in the states do. Our hope is to continue our work in the region with annual technical training visits to further the education of technicians.”


    In the Field

    From August 20 through August 28, the ZF Aftermarket technical training team, in coordination with DIMA International, visited three different areas of Puerto Rico including San Juan, Ponce and Mayagüez. ZF Technical trainer provided technicians in more than 50 workshops with hands-on educational training on TRW branded shocks and chassis.


    While in the region, ZF Aftermarket also had the opportunity to host a training seminar for technicians. In coordination with Puerto Rico’s Colegio de Técnicos y Mecánicos Automotrices and TransMart, a TranStar company, Moreno hosted a five hour seminar on the ZF 6HP transmission for over 200 technicians. Attendees who participated in the seminar were also rewarded with two credit hours towards continuing their education.


    Becoming Accessible
    Incorporating Spanish into the ZF Aftermarket technical training department began in March of 2016 with the introduction of Spanish webinars hosted by trainer Francisco Moreno. The initial visit to Puerto Rico continues ZF Aftermarket’s efforts to incorporate more training material and experiences in Spanish. Moreno concluded by stating: “ZF Aftermarket strives to provide every technician with the opportunity to further their technical training and knowledge of the automotive industry; and that requires us to provide our material in a manner that is most accessible to all technicians.”


    For more information on trainings hosted by ZF Aftermarket or to view the available webinars, please visit www.zf.com/us/trainings.

  • ZF Aftermarket launches a once in a lifetime giveaway for one lucky winner at this year’s AAPEX and SEMA shows. Attendees of both shows will have the opportunity to enter the ZF Dream Race Contest for a chance to win two VIP, special access tickets to an IMSA, ZF partner race of their choice, airfare for two to the nearest city to the race, a hotel room for up to three nights and spending money. The ZF Dream Race Contest winner will receive an unbelievable, first-hand racing experience.

    To the Races

    “At ZF Aftermarket, our goal is to bring the best overall experience to our customers at all levels; through the products on the shelf to the displays at our booths, said Meagan Moody, ZF Aftermarket Marketing Communications Manager. “At both AAPEX & SEMA this year, we are bringing our newest and most innovative automotive technology as well as the top technical training department to demonstrate the mechanics of ZF technology with attendees.”

    “With the incorporation of the ZF Dream Race Contest in our show booths, we hope to inspire our customers to continue to pursue their dreams until they become a reality.”

    A Chance to Win

    To enter the ZF Dream Race Contest, attendees can pre-register at www.ZFDreamRace.com. Participants will then visit the ZF Aftermarket booth, #5061, at the AAPEX show to receive their ZF Pit Pass and enter. After receiving the pit pass, participants will receive a chance to win a second prize when visiting the ZF Aftermarket booth, #61010, at the SEMA show. The winner will be announced live on Friday, November 3, at the ZF SEMA booth.

    The grand prize winner will receive two VIP, special access tickets to IMSA race of their choice. IMSA, America’s premier sports car organization, sanctions the premier IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge plus five exciting single-marque series, competing at North America’s premier circuits.

    A Day at the Show

    At both the AAPEX and SEMA show, ZF Aftermarket will showcase the most innovative automotive technology from all aftermarket brands: SACHS, Lemförder, TRW, Openmatics, ZF and STABILUS.

    Show attendees will get a chance to see the ZF Aftermarket Mobile Technical Training Van, two top racing vehicles, the ZF Motorsports trailer and product demonstrations. ZF Technical Training team will also host product training sessions throughout the week and at both AAPEX and SEMA.

    • The modular mSTARS axle system provides greater flexibility and brings ZF a step closer to zero emissions due to integrated electric drive
    • The innovative passenger car axle combines driveline and chassis technology in a single system
    • Can be upgraded in line with customer requirements by adding an electric or conventional drive module as well as Active Kinematic Control (AKC) rear axle steering

    Friedrichshafen. ZF's Vision Zero Vehicle is helping to set the course for an accident-free and zero local emissions future. The vehicle features a 150 kW electric axle drive system for dynamic acceleration. The entire propulsion system including the integrated power electronics is housed in an innovative, space-saving modular ZF rear axle system called mSTARS (modular Semi-Trailing Arm Rear Suspension). This modular axle system makes it easier to electrify volume production vehicle platforms – even existing ones as demonstrated in the Vision Zero Vehicle.

    "mSTARS provides our customers with a basis for a wide range of applications in multiple vehicle segments. The solution is suitable for hybrid, fuel-cell and battery-powered vehicles as well as in combination with conventional all-wheel modules or our AKC active rear axle steering," explains Dr. Holger Klein, head of ZF's Car Chassis Technology Division. "The Vision Zero Vehicle demonstrates how quickly it could help the industry meet the challenge of producing high-performance e-cars or hybrids." The system offers vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to respond to a diverse range of market requirements using just one car platform variant.

    Scope for new drive concepts

    In the Vision Zero Vehicle, which is based on a volume production platform for compact and mid-size cars, the mSTARS semi-trailing link independent suspension takes up no more installation space than the conventional rear axle installed originally. The potential of ZF's innovation is far greater however – mainly because it frees up installation space between the rear wheels as a result of its unique integral link design and separate spring damper configuration. This means that ZF's electric drive fits effortlessly into the mSTARS system axle carrier.

    The compact and powerful 150 kw drive unit houses not only the electric motor but also a two-stage one-speed spur gear drive, a differential, and power electronics along with control software. "We've put our concept of an intelligent mechanical system and clean mobility into this multifunctional axle system for compact passenger cars and up," says Holger Klein.

    Driving safety through and through

    Even in its basic version, the mSTARS axle also boasts a high level of driving dynamics and safety – delivering the performance of more expensive, conventional multi-link axles typically used for compact premium and sports vehicles. ZF’s AKC active rear axle steering system, which can be combined with any modular axle configuration, improves agility, comfort and stability. Since it also controls the rear wheel steering, it allows advanced assistance systems to operate more reliably and effectively. mSTARS is ZF's response to the key industry megatrends: The new rear axle system not only plays a role in zero-pollution driving but also in improved safety – and therefore helps bring the company a step closer to its Vision Zero: supporting an accident- and local emission-free future.

  • • ZF Aftermarket brings groundbreaking technology to AAPEX 2017 & SEMA 2017
    • Introducing future trends in interactive product displays and technical training workshops

    As a leading partner in the competitive automotive aftermarket, ZF strives to expand its reach through product development and technical training education. This year, ZF Aftermarket will be presenting its premium brand strategy at Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2017 and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show 2017 during the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW). ZF Aftermarket is proud to be showcasing its innovative product portfolio to more than 150,000 attendees; including: SACHS, Lemförder, TRW, Openmatics, and STABILUS.

    AAPEX 2017
    With a combined total of over 150,000 show attendees, AAPEX and SEMA provide ZF Aftermarket the opportunity to share innovative technology and future trends in the automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX attendees will have the chance at Booth 5061 to view the entire ZF Aftermarket product portfolio, a state-of-the-art Advanced Urban Vehicle (AUV) display and a variety of product demonstrations. Product trainings will also be conducted by certified ZF Technical Trainers, Dirk Fuchs and Francisco Moreno.

    SEMA 2017
    With the addition of a display at SEMA 2017, ZF Aftermarket has the ability to share performance automotive technology with consumers. ZF outside space 61010 will showcase the ZF Mobile Technical Training Center, two top racing vehicles, the ZF Motorsports trailer and product demonstrations. ZF Aftermarket will also host technical training sessions throughout the week ranging from product demonstrations to performance versus motorsports product comparisons.

    Enter to Win
    While attending both ZF Aftermarket’s AAPEX and SEMA booths, attendees will have the opportunity to enter the ZF Dream Race Contest. This once in a lifetime giveaway includes: two VIP, special access tickets to an IMSA, ZF partner race of their choice, airfare for two to the nearest major city to the race, a hotel room for up to three nights and spending money. Participants have the ability to pre-register
    for the contest at www.ZFDreamRace.com. Participants will complete their entry for the grand prize onsite at ZF AAPEX Booth 5061. The contest winner will be announced live on Friday, November 3, at the ZF SEMA booth.

    Find Out More
    Presenting as one division, ZF Aftermarket is proud to introduce ‘ZF, One Aftermarket.’ On Wednesday, November 1, at 3 p.m., Helmut Ernst, Head of ZF Aftermarket, and John Edwards, Managing Director – United States and Canada, will host a press conference to present this mission at the ZF AAPEX booth. The innovation goals of ZF Aftermarket will be introduced and presented at this time, alongside the North American market plans. Learn more by visiting ZF Aftermarket at AAPEX booth #5061 and SEMA booth #61010.


 Products

  • ZF 8-Speed Hybrid Transmission
    ZF offers hybrid technology to automotive manufacturers in the form of modular kit to meet their exacting requirements....

  • ZF offers this hybrid technology in an 8 speed hybrid transmission, featuring all the functions of a standard transmission plus the advantages of the electric drive unit. The hybrid also offers an integrated electric pump (IEP) with an output of just 85 watts, which reduces the load on the ob-board supply system.

    ZF's highly integrated plug-in hybrid transmission enables hybrid vehicles to operate like pure electric cars, thanks to a highly integrated complete system in which the transmission, hybrid module and power electronics are perfectly matched to each other.

  • ZF AUV
    A concept vehicle developed by ZF, known as the “Advanced Urban Vehicle,” combines extreme agility, locally emission-free and all-electric features into one vehicle....

  • Designed to relieve drivers of irritating everyday driving operations, ZF’s AUV is equipped with many smart assistance functions that get rid of these driving stressors. Just one of the smart assistance aspects is the “Smart Parking Assist;” a feature that uses ultrasound and infrared sensors to scan the vehicle’s surroundings in search of the parking spot. Once the spot has been located, drivers may release the steering wheel and allow the Smart Parking Assist to maneuver the vehicle on its own. To further relieve the pressures of urban driving, the Smart Parking Assist is able to maneuver and park a vehicle while the driver is outside of the vehicle and using an app.
  • SACHS Clutch Kits
    The SACHS Clutch Kit provides all relevant components required for clutch replacement, including: the clutch pressure plate, clutch disk and clutch release bearing....

  • The kit’s scope of supply includes special grease for assembly that guarantees perfect functioning after the replacement. With the SACHS clutch kit, clutch replacements can be performed safely, effectively and swiftly. The clutch kits are available in various combinations. In addition to the modern XTend clutch pressure plate, the most advanced kit also includes a dual-mass flywheel (DMF). Another kit combines with a concentric slave cylinder CSC.

  • SACHS Dual-Mass Flywheel
    The SACHS Dual-Mass Flywheel (DMF) is the key to first-class drivability....

  • Designed so that engine vibrations are largely reduced in all speed ranges, SACHS flywheels create a smoother experience for the driver and occupants.
  • SACHS Shock Absorbers & Dampers
    SACHS shock absorbers distinguish themselves through OE quality and innovative technology....

  • They provide performance and dynamics, ensuring perfect road grip and cornering behavior, no matter what challenges the road presents. SACHS offer various types of shock absorbers, including: single-tube and twin-tube shock absorbers, suspension struts, spring carriers (shock absorbers with spring plate) and suspension cylinders (shock absorbers with hydraulic leveling system).

  • SACHS Clutch Actuation Systems
    The SACHS clutch actuation system transfers the pressure of the driver’s foot on the pedal to the clutch in order to disengage it....

  • It has to ensure absolute reliability, meet ergonomic requirements and provide a high level of comfort throughout its entire service life. The actuation system includes the hydraulic transmission path with master and slave cylinder as well as the mechanical part with clutch release bearing and lever.

  • TRW Corner Module
    The TRW Corner Module brings braking, steering and suspension parts together in the most efficient way....

  • Manufactured using the latest and most innovative methods and machinery, these parts are designed to complement and strengthen each other within the corner of the vehicle. The Corner Module sits in a distinctive position within the automotive market. Manufactured by the company that developed the technology behind each product, this system ensures all parts are designed to work together perfectly. This system also allows consumers to source products from a single OE-quality supplier.

 Onsite Contact

Onsite Contact Name
MEAGAN MOODY
Onsite Contact Title
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Onsite Contact Email
MEAGAN.MOODY@ZF.COM

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