ZF Group

ZF's EV, self-driving plans get boost from transmission sales

March 23, 2018 11:33 CET
ZF said r&d costs for electric- and autonomous-car technologies would remain high after it posted a 4.5 percent rise in earnings for 2017, boosted by transmission sales.

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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2018
New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to 20 years."

FCA minivan output to resume as strike ends at supplier ZF-TRW

9:50 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is set to resume production of its minivans after striking Unifor workers at a major supplier ratified a new three-year contract.

ZF, Mahle change leaders

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018
ZF names a CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruited from Continental.

ZF names longtime Bosch executive Wolf-Henning Scheider as CEO

2:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018
ZF Friedrichshafen, in a widely expected move, named Robert Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, as its new CEO, effective Feb. 1.

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ZF'S KONSTANTIN SAUER: Self-driving strategy on track

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018
Konstantin Sauer's mission as ZF Friedrichshafen's interim CEO is to keep the supplier on track in its ambitious bid to become a supplier of the future.

Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say

Jan. 26, 2018 11:46 CET
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving from his current role leading German supplier Mahle, reports said.

Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.

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ZF CEO's 'reckless' buying spree led to his departure

Dec. 8, 2017 11:25 CET
The departure of ZF CEO Stefan Sommer shows that politics and entrepreneurism rarely are a good match. Sommer turned ZF into the world's second-largest supplier but his global expansion ambitions were considered "reckless" by the head of the foundation that owns the supplier.

ZF CEO Sommer steps down after losing power struggle

Dec. 7, 2017 18:57 CET
ZF said CEO Stefan Sommer is leaving the company. Sommer's departure likely signals the end of an expansion strategy that drove the German supplier's $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive, creating the industry's second-largest partsmaker.

ZF chairman resigns after owners oppose growth strategy, reports say

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017
ZF is locked in a power struggle over its growth strategy that has led its supervisory board chairman, Giorgio Behr, to step down, reports said.

ZF: In times like these, partnerships are key

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017
The race to autonomous technology requires a search for new expertise, and an expensive one at that. ZF's EVP for sales Peter Lake says that time may be more critical than cost at the moment.

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ZF's partnerships help it keep pace with megatrends

Nov. 21, 2017 06:01 CET
ZF has spent the year aggressively building up expertise and partnerships to help it capitalize on the move toward autonomous driving. Board member Peter Lake explained to Automotive News Europe how the company has been progressing.

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Nov. 6, 2017 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 3, 2017 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, November 6. The new edition looks at why the European pickup market is set to take off.

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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2017
If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ZF CEO Stefan Sommer is also reluctant -- in certain situations.

Nvidia, ZF, Deutsche Post to launch autonomous delivery trucks

Oct. 10, 2017 12:00 CET
Nvidia, ZF and Deutsche Post DHL have partnered to deploy a test fleet of autonomous electric delivery trucks starting in 2018. The trucks will feature ZF's ProAI self-driving system, which based on Nvidia's Drive PX technology.

Knorr-Bremse drops bid for Haldex

Sept. 19, 2017 13:00 CET
German supplier Knorr-Bremse has dropped its 5.5-billion-crown ($692 million) bid for smaller Swedish rival Haldex, ending for now a heated bidding process that has lasted more than a year.

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How ZF searches for bright new technology ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017
ZF needs the fresh thinking of tech startups to help it into an autonomous technology future. Enter ZF's investment operation, Zukunft Ventures.

Knorr-Bremse's bid for Haldex dealt blow by Swedish regulator

Sept. 7, 2017 10:16 CET
German brake systems maker Knorr-Bremse's attempt to buy Swedish rival Haldex was dealt a blow when Sweden's securities regulator rejected its request to extend the acceptance period for its bid.

China's Luxshare goes global in autos

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017
Chinese computer supplier Luxshare just made a big play to move into the auto industry by acquiring ZF's body control unit.

ZF sells Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare

11:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017
German auto supplier ZF has sold its Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare as it reshapes its portfolio of technologies for a new era of self-driving and electric cars.

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ZF exec looks for help to reduce traffic deaths

Aug. 17, 2017 06:01 CET
Torsten Gollewski, ZF's head of advanced engineering and a former Audi manager, is determined to reduce the 1.25 million traffic deaths that occur globally each year. He aims to do this through the company's Zukunft Ventures program, which acquires stakes in small companies that help bolster ZF's expertise in autonomous driving.

Knorr-Bremse offers concessions in bid for EU approval for Haldex deal

July 3, 2017 12:16 CET
Knorr-Bremse has offered concessions in a bid to win EU antitrust approval for its takeover of Haldex as the German supplier continues its pursuit of the Swedish peer despite the lack of Haldex management's support.

Knorr-Bremse aims to further extend takeover offer for Haldex

June 29, 2017 09:03 CET
Knorr-Bremse will apply for another extension of its takeover offer for Sweden's Haldex after the EU indicated it was likely to launch an in-depth review of the deal. The German supplier acquired 86 percent of shares in Haldex last year after winning a bidding war with rival ZF Friedrichshafen.

 
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