ZF announces multi-billion-dollar axle contract

ZF’s Marysville, Michigan, facility in the US has secured a nearly $6 billion USD contract for the delivery of beam axles and axle drives for pick-up trucks until 2027.

The business win results in more than 800 American jobs.

“This contract signifies a bright future for our plant, employees and community,” said Wolfgang Moenig, Vice President, Product Line Axle Drives North America, ZF Group. “We are committed to growing and developing business and products over time to meet our OE customers’ needs and support them in delivering high-quality systems to the driving public.”

ZF solid beam axles are often used as rear-axles in pick-up trucks, SUVs and performance sedans. The robust design serves as a platform for chassis functions in addition to transmitting vehicle torque.

The aluminium housing and welded crown gear design offers reduced weight, while low-friction bearings, optimised hypoid offsets, and reduced oil quantity offer improved efficiency. ZF axles can be equipped with locking differentials and offer a wide range of ratios, while optimised gearing offers better ride performance with reduced noise, vibration and harshness.

In other news, ZF is consolidating its business in India to drive growth over the next decade.

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