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Industrial Technology

About the division

Industrial Technology is the division where ZF bundles its activities for “Off-Road” applications. It comprises the development and production of transmissions and axles for agricultural- and construction machinery as well as driveline technology for material handling systems, rail- and special vehicles.

The division is also responsible for the worldwide business of marine propulsion systems, aviation technology as well as the development and production of gearboxes for wind turbines and industrial applications. Test systems for all kinds of applications in driveline and chassis technology are also included in the division’s portfolio.

Facts & Figures
Sales (2018) €2,782 million

Divisional Structure
Head of Division Dr. Klaus Gei?d?rfer
Business Unit Person in charge
Off-Highway Systems Udo Kneitz
Industrial Drives Christoph Kainzbauer
Marine and Special Driveline Technology Daniel H?rter
Test Systems Thomas Trebitsch
Aviation Technology Burkhard Siebert
Wind Power Technology Mitja Schulz

Locations in Europe Belgium: Antwerpen, Lommel
Germany: Passau, Kassel, Friedrichshafen, Witten
Italy: Padua, Arco
Netherlands: Krimpen
Austria: Steyr
Czech Republic: Stankov
Locations in North America USA: Gainesville, Vernon Hills, Miramar
Locations in South America Brazil: Sorocaba
Locations in Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Australia China: Hangzhou, Hefei, Lizhou, Tianjin, Luoyang, Peking, Shanghai
India: Coimbatore, Pune
Taiwan: Kaohsiung
United Arab Emirates: Dubai



ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Industrial Technology

94030 Passau


Phone: +49 851 494 0

Fax: +49 851 494 905000

Further information

Construction Machinery

Increasing productivity, efficiency, and driving comfort: These are the global requirements for today's construction machinery.

Agricultural Machinery

Whether it's tractors or combine harvesters, agricultural machinery benefits greatly from the Group-wide experience.


ZF Marine Propulsion Systems is the global market leader for the design and development of complete drive systems for all ship models.

Wind Power

ZF Wind Power stands for the highest quality at competitive prices and customer proximity around the globe.

Test Systems

More than 30 years of experience make ZF one of the leading specialists in the field of test systems.

Rail Vehicles

Makes you want to get on board: ZF innovations make all types of rail vehicles faster, safer, more comfortable, and more cost-efficient.

Special Driveline Solutions

ZF provides the right solution for different cranes, special vehicles and applications in machinery and plant engineering.

Material Handling

From electric lift trucks to aircraft tow tractors: ZF offers the perfect technology for all applications in the material handling sector.

Aviation Technology

For helicopters, ZF produces dynamic components focusing on transmissions and transmission parts.

Industrial Gearboxes

Industrial transmissions must perform well and at the same time be compact, precise and efficient. With its large transmissions ZF is taking these requirements into account.

Industrial Drives

Industrial transmissions must perform well and at the same time be compact, precise and efficient. ZF drive solutions for mechanical engineering.


Current publications

Annual Report 2018

In the Annual Report, you will find important data and facts from the 2018 fiscal year.

Sustainability Report 2018

What does sustainability mean for ZF? The Sustainability Report provides the answer to this question.