ZF Friedrichshafen AG has stepped up its e-mobility division with new buildings and locations. With the new building in Schweinfurt, ZF has created space for around 520 employees. The workspaces are based on ZF’s office 3.0 concept, which enables project-based, flexible working and makes it easier for employees to communicate with each other. ZF has opened a new building for administration, R&D, and sales at the divisional headquarters in Schweinfurt along with a new plant for electric drives that will go into operation next week in Pančevo near the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
ZF is also expanding the e-mobility division and increasing its production capacity at two other sites. The new Pančevo plant will go into operation and will primarily produce electric motors, generators for hybrid and electric drives, transmission selectors, and microswitches. The EUR 30 million building is also home to 16 Test Benches and checking facilities that can be used to test electric and hybrid drives and their components where around 1,000 employees are set to work at the site in the future.
Another production location for electric drives is currently under construction in Hangzhou, south of Shanghai, China. This plant is set to go into operation next year. With more than 9,400 employees, Schweinfurt is one of the biggest ZF sites in the world. ZF is also the biggest employer in the Lower Franconia region. In addition to the e-mobility division founded in 2016, ZF’s aftermarket division is also run from Schweinfurt.
Michael Hankel, Member of the Board of Management of ZF with responsibility for e-mobility and corporate production, said ZF is paving the way for next generation mobility solutions and contributing to a reduction in worldwide vehicle emissions.