The international launch of e-fluids for electric and hybrid drivelines underlines ZF Aftermarket one-stop-shop approach for e-mobility
Next-Generation Mobility, driven by electrified, autonomous, and software-defined vehicles, is fully transforming the aftermarket. At Automechanika, ZF will present new product ranges and innovative service concepts to support workshops, distributors, and fleets in this transformation journey. For the first time, ZF Aftermarket welcomes its guests in the Forum of Messe Frankfurt. The striking building is the perfect place for networking, customer meetings and tradeshow premieres on the main stage.
“After nearly three years of lockdowns, I am delighted to welcome our customers back to our ZF Automechanika booth. Finally, we can show you in person how we can advance the servitization of the mobility ecosystem together”, explains Philippe Colpron, Head of ZF Aftermarket. “The comprehensive penetration of the vehicle population with connectivity functions, software and electric drives paves the way for a true revolution in aftersales. All workshops must be prepared for this now. Early anticipation of upcoming changes and proactive preparations are key success factors for everyone in the aftermarket.”
At Automechanika, ZF Aftermarket will focus in the Forum on presenting new services, innovative products, and a sound knowledge transfer to open a completely new horizon of opportunities for its partners.
ZF [pro]Tech electrifies its partners with innovative services that mean a decisive competitive advantage for them
ZF estimates that by 2030 more than half of all newly produced vehicles worldwide will be pure electric or hybrid electric. ZF Aftermarket will therefore significantly enrich its successful ZF [pro]Tech workshop concept with further innovations in addition to its popular, high-voltage training. This includes a range of new e-mobility service training, innovative solutions for workshops, as well as signalization and marketing tools to communicate their e-mobility repair expertise to consumers.
In addition, ZF is significantly expanding its product portfolio for electric and hybrid vehicles. From Lemförder steering and chassis components for the VW ID.4 and ID.3 models to Sachs shock absorbers for the BMW i3 to TRW Electric Blue brake pads for the Tesla Model S, ZF’s existing portfolio will now be supplemented with e-fluids – lubricants for electric and hybrid drivelines. ZF will debut these new products at Automechanika.
ZF Aftermarket as one-stop-shop for e-mobility launches e-fluids for electric and hybrid vehicles
Since more and more electric and hybrid vehicles are being serviced or repaired in independent workshops, ZF Aftermarket is now offering new high-performance oils: ZF Lifeguard eFluid for electric car reduction gears, electric motors and power electronics, as well as ZF Lifeguard Hybrid for ZF passenger car hybrid transmissions. As torque and force in electric drivelines are even higher than in combustion engines, these new e-fluids need to meet highest performance and quality standards. Being an OE systems supplier, ZF can guarantee meeting these high requirements.
ZF Lifeguard eFluid and ZF Lifeguard Hybrid offer best protection and reduced wear for the driveline, increased efficiency, and optimal temperature control even during heavy acceleration and recuperation.
ZF pioneers a sustainable aftermarket with its expanded portfolio of remanufactured products
ZF has been active in the industrial remanufacturing of components and assemblies for vehicles for more than 60 years. For example, gearboxes, steering systems, axles, torque converters, clutches, brake calipers and engine parts are reconditioned in 22 plants and service locations in 12 countries. ZF Aftermarket is now bringing this long-term experience to an enlarged remanufacturing portfolio. “Protecting the environment is one of our most important corporate goals,” says Philippe Colpron. “That’s why we are constantly working on the further development of our remanufacturing offerings.”
Remanufacturing is a sustainable industrial process that ensures the same quality, safety, and functionality as a new serial part. It allows the products to go through several life cycles and offers significant energy and material savings – depending on the product by up to 90 percent – compared to the completely new production of a part.
At Automechanika, ZF Aftermarket will focus on its significantly enlarged portfolio of remanufactured steering gears for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. TRW steering gears will be newly introduced for high-volume vehicle models such as the Audi A3, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf V/VI and the Passat. The electromechanical power steering has meanwhile established itself in practically all car segments. Even heavy SUVs, limousines and vans are increasingly being equipped with this type of steering; however, repairs to the steering gear itself are not possible; this must always be completely replaced. The Wabco Reman range of steering gears for commercial vehicles is also being significantly expanded and now comprises steering gears for DAF, Iveco, Scania, Renault, and Volvo trucks, among others.
A marketplace in the Forum of Messe Frankfurt to showcase the unique segment and technology coverage of ZF Aftermarket
ZF Aftermarket reinvents the Automechanika presence with a new concept and a new location. A vivid marketplace for networking, a large main stage for live presentations and a full schedule of training sessions on the workshop stage give visitors a chance to experience a variety of innovations and the large range of ZF Aftermarket expertise.
Philippe Colpron, Head of ZF Aftermarket, is already looking forward to the personal exchange with guests: ” We already know that our Automechanika news will be the ’talk of the fair’. But more important for us is to have the ‘talk of the year’ with every single customer visiting us at Automechanika.”