Knowledge Identifier: &ZF_Friedrichshafen
Category: Business (14)
Founded in 1915.
Countries: Germany (50%), (27%), France (9%)
Linked to: ZF Sachs, Ford Motor Company, BMW, LiuGong
By 1919, ZF had moved into the automobile market, a move consolidated by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles
Opel Kapitan - Like its more expensive brethren, the Kapitän was reworked in late 1967 and received rub strips, a new &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) steering and a collapsible steering column
Opel Diplomat - In September 1967 the Diplomat received a work-over consisting of rub strips on its flanks, new recirculating ball steering by &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) and heated rear window
Citroen CX - Manual, semi-automatic and, ultimately, fully automatic transmissions were fitted, the fully automatic &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) transmission replacing the C-Matic in 1980
BMW 3 Series (E30) - Both automatic transmissions were manufactured by &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) - they were the 3-speed 3 HP 22, which was available on the M10 316 and 318i models until year 1985, and the 4-speed 4 HP 22, which was available on all models later
Chevrolet Corvette - The transmission proved to be problematic and was replaced by a modern &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) 6-speed manual gearbox in 1989
Brennabor - Since 1991 the former factory has housed a training centre owned by a subsidiary of the auto-engineering company, &ZF_Group (ZF_Friedrichshafen)
BMW 5 Series (E34) - "'540i 1995 with 5-speed &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) automatic transmission:"'
ZF Sachs - In 2001, Sachs was sold to ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and renamed to "ZF Sachs AG"
Jaguar XK (X100) - Initially the &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) ZF 5HP24 five-speed automatic transmission was coupled to the conventionally aspirated 4,0-litre model and a Mercedes W5A580 five-speed transmission to the Supercharged version, but in 2002 the new ZF 6HP26 six-speed automatic transmission was fitted in both versions of the 4,2-litre model
Ford Territory - An updated SY model arrived in October 2005, bringing with it a &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) six-speed automatic transmission on all AWD models and an increase in power to
ZF Electronics - In 2008, Cherry GmbH was bought by ZF Friedrichshafen and as a result was renamed to ZF Electronics GmbH, now a subsidiary of ZF Friedrichshafen
ZF Electronics - In 2008, Cherry was bought by ZF Friedrichshafen AG and completely incorporated as the "ZF Electronics GmbH" Corporate Division
Lincoln Navigator - The ZF Friedrichshafen 6-speed automatic transmission was replaced by Ford's own 6-speed design, the 6R80 for the 2009 model year
Range Rover Sport - The 2010 model year Sport is fitted with the new &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) HP28 six-speed automatic transmission
Volkswagen Amarok - As of the 2012 Model Year Volkswagen has introduced two more engine configurations, 2,0L TDI 90 kW motor upgraded to 103 kW of power and a 2,0L Bi-TDI which has an optional 8-speed &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) engineered automatic transmission
ZF Electronics - Cherry was bought by ZF Friedrichshafen AG and renamed to ZF Electronics GmbH. After an eight-year partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, CHERRY has been in the hands of GENUI Partners since 2016
ZF Electronics - After an eight-year partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Cherry was sold to GENUI Partners in October 2016