Commercial Vehicle Technology and ZF. We share two stories about ZF’s role in vehicle applications, one of which involves Wabco. According ZF, “the company received several large-scale orders from North American vehicle manufacturers for its automatic 8-speed PowerLine transmission, including the largest individual commercial-vehicle-related order in company history. In 2023, production will start in Gray Court, South Carolina.

ZF and Commercial Vehicle Technology
Powerline in test: The 8-speed automatic transmission is installed in ZF’s own test vehicle.

In US to have a look about ZF and commercial vehicle technology

“ZF consequently is expanding its transmission plant, investing more than €150 million and creating 500 new jobs. After winning several major orders in the passenger car segment, ZF approaches new customers with a variant of its highly efficient 8-speed automatic transmission. «Thanks to PowerLine’s versatile technology, we can now build on its success also in the commercial vehicle segment,» says Wilhelm Rehm, member of ZF’s Board of Management and in charge of Commercial Vehicle Technology. «Following Europe and China, our commercial vehicle transmissions are now also present in the important North American market. Orders like this contribute to generating the revenue we need to invest in future-oriented technology and the transformation of our company.» With its modular design featuring different launch elements, PowerLine is the ideal solution for the medium-duty truck segment of up to 26 tons, buses and coaches as well as pickup trucks, that are particularly popular in the US. The future will also see an electric version of the transmission – as a mild or plug-in hybrid. The technical design behind PowerLine can help generate fuel savings of up to 10 percent. Furthermore, it allows gearshifts that are 30 percent quicker than automated transmissions.”

Barsan Global Logistics,
ZF is equipping Turkey-based Barsan Global Logistics’ fleet with Transics-branded telematics solutions

ZF signed a deal with Barsan Global Logistics

Now, we report the today second news concerning ZF automotive skills. The company announced “that it has signed a deal with Turkey-based Barsan Global Logistics, a global provider of integrated logistics services, to equip its commercial vehicle fleet with advanced Transics-branded connectivity solutions in Europe and the Middle East. Under the agreement, ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division, formed from its acquisition of WABCO, will equip Barsan’s 800 trucks and 1,000 trailers with its leading Transics-branded TX-SKYTM on-board computers and its TX-TRAILERPULSETM advanced trailer monitoring and remote diagnostics solution. Connected with the cloud-based digital services platforms TX-CONNECTTM and TX-TRAILERFITTM, fleets get real-time access to operational data helping to optimize trailer capacity and utilization, while also enabling access to trailer health.

Fleet Management Solutions

Through real-time fleet management capabilities and data-driven insights, ZF’s advanced Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) will enable Barsan to further differentiate its strong customer service and quality commitment by supporting its digital transformation journey and enhancing operational efficiency.Barsan provides its services to global companies through 74 centers located in 38 countries, including the United States and China as well as across Europe and Asia”.



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