ZF Aftermarket Expands CV Network in Mexico
Sep 18, 2023
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — ZF Aftermarket is expanding its product and service offerings in Mexico.
The company will distribute ZF, Lemförder, Sachs, TRW and WABCO commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket products from an expanded facility in Guadalajara to CV distributors and original equipment suppliers in the country beginning April 1.
Key products to be available in Mexico, for Mexico, include:
ZF transmissionsLemförder linkagesTRW steering gears and power steering pumpsSachs clutches and dampersWABCO air disc brakes, air compressors, air dryers and trailer ABS
“ZF Aftermarket seeks to be the CV industry’s essential partner of choice as we provide advanced technology, services and digital solutions throughout the entire vehicle lifecycle, for both conventional commercial vehicles and Next Generation Mobility,” commented Elena Donahue, ZF’s Head of Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket & Fleet Business.
“Having a distribution center for CV technology within the region means that we can respond to customers quickly and efficiently, drawing from the industry’s largest portfolio of more than 70,000 part numbers for commercial vehicles,” added Thomas Kerkhoff, Managing Director Aftermarket for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
ZF Aftermarket is also enhancing its service offerings in Mexico with standard or premium [pro]Service access. These help professional CV workshops stay ahead by providing the highest-level know-how and expertise.
The standard or premium services under ZF [pro]Service include direct contact with the specialists from ZF Aftermarket, a technical hotline, an extensive range of standard trainings and support with vehicle diagnostics.
“Uptime is everything—we understand that and are closely collaborating with workshops and our service partner network to develop a deep understanding of their service needs and to expand our ability to respond to them quickly, completely and with the right know-how,” Donahue said.
ZF Aftermarket’s broad portfolio for commercial vehicles in Mexico complements its extensive offerings for passenger cars and light trucks, which also encompass the ZF, Lemförder, Sachs, TRW brands as well as BOGE shock absorbers.
A global technology company that is developing and supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology to enable the next generation of mobility, ZF is investing in Mexico and bringing advanced technology expertise to the region. The company has 18 locations in the country, including 11 manufacturing facilities for chassis, steering, braking and other components, and dedicated aftermarket sites in Cienega de Flores, Chihuahua and Guadalajara.
ZF opened a new Research & Development and Shared Services Center in Monterey in 2022 and is building a manufacturing plant on the same site to begin production of advanced electronics and safety devices in 2023.
Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.