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The Next Generation Aftermarket is Here with ZF’s Innovative Range

by Digital Mayne Media

Long regarded as one of the world’s leading suppliers in the automotive aftermarket, ZF has close to 35 years of local operations servicing the industry across the Oceania region.

The business supplies and services original equipment quality technology and components for passenger cars, motorbikes, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses, construction and mining vehicles, plus agricultural equipment, marine and even railway applications.

In Oceania, ZF has its Head Office in Blacktown (NSW), with sales and service representation in four other states as well as New Zealand, employing more than 70 people and working with over 25 service partners.

As a business, ZF continues to define and embrace the latest in technology to ensure the automotive aftermarket is future proofed.

“Our Next Generation Mobility strategy underpins all that we do at ZF – to focus on developing and delivering technology solutions to make cars, commercial vehicles and other automotive see, think and act in order to reduce emissions and increase road safety,” Mark Lowe, Managing Director of ZF in Oceania said.

“ZF Aftermarket is the second largest aftermarket organisation worldwide, benefitting from more than 100 years of innovation, technology, expertise and experience in developing OE quality parts.

“Every single product available through ZF Aftermarket is quality tested with the latest equipment for the best possible PROFILEquality control, ensuring we can keep our customers equipped for their business needs, both today and in the future.”

The company’s range of automotive aftermarket offerings consists of driveline, chassis, steering and braking components from its primary premium brands – ZF, LEMFÖRDER, SACHS and TRW, as well as a broad range of services.

ZF TRANSMISSIONS AND LUBRICANTS
ZF is well known for its extensive range of automotive transmissions which are fitted as original equipment to many passenger vehicles.

These are supported by a range of genuine spare parts for servicing and repair, with ZF carrying stock for up to 15 years after volume production has finished.

ZF offers its original equipment transmission lubricants range as an aftermarket product called ZF-Lifeguardfluid, which is available for servicing or replacement.

The synthetic or semi-synthetic lubricants are factory filled on ZF transmissions, having been optimised to reduce friction and therefore fuel consumption, while also promoting the reduction in exhaust emissions.

LEMFÖRDER STEERING AND SUSPENSION
ZF Aftermarket’s LEMFÖRDER brand is considered one of the top brands in steering and suspension components, and utilised as original equipment fitments by more than 50 vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

The LEMFÖRDER range of steering and chassis components includes stabiliser links, steering arms, idler arms, tie rods, control arms and suspension joints.

Also available are engine mounts, transmission mounts, axle bearings, suspension strut mounts and complete mounting kits.

SACHS SHOCK ABSORBERS AND CLUTCHES
Another brand in ZF Aftermarket’s portfolio is SACHS, with premium grade shock absorbers and clutches.

Locally, the SACHS range has over 3,000 shock absorber references, with a combination of mono-tube and twin-tube gas pressurised shock technology throughout the range. Additionally, over 385 strut mounts and bearings and more than 220 bump stop and boot kits are available.

ZF in Oceania has also launched a standalone range of shock absorbers for four-wheel-drives, off-road and utility vehicles, known as SACHS MAX.

Designed specifically with Australia’s harsh conditions in mind, the SACHS MAX offering features larger pistons and cylinders, with the increased bore size resulting in shock absorbers that are more durable, while continuing to offer the ultimate in safety.

The SACHS clutch catalogue continues to expand as well and now numbers over 1,500 components, including clutch covers and discs, flywheels and clutch release systems for various applications including buses, agricultural and construction vehicles.

TRW BRAKING RANGE
ZF Aftermarket is also leading the field with TRW original equipment quality components for passenger vehicles, light and heavy commercial vehicles, and motorcycles.

The TRW brake program available from ZF in Oceania offers up to 96 per cent passenger car parc coverage and also more than 9,000 part numbers across the braking range, for products including brake pads and discs, as well as companion items like brake hoses, brake fluid, brake grease and brake cleaner.

Recently, ZF Aftermarket has developed products specifically for the e-Drivetrain market, resulting in many new innovations including the TRW Electric Blue brake pad for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Another instance of innovative technology in play is the advanced copper-free COTEC coating applied to the friction material of all TRW brake pads as standard, resulting in shorter stopping distances. The TRW DTEC brake pads take the COTEC-coated range to the next level, by reducing rim surface dust by up to 45 per cent, all while making significantly less noise.

ZF Aftermarket also offers a broad range of TRW steering and suspension components, the complete ‘Corner Module’.

LOCAL SERVICES
Services provided by ZF in Oceania include a full workshop offering, providing the marketplace with remanufactured components in a variety of formats for differing needs.

Featuring factory trained technicians, the local facilities utilise special diagnostic and test equipment and ZF genuine parts, supported by a ZF remanufacture warranty.

ZF also offers a customised training service to customers, major fleet operators, industry associations, as well as its service partner network.

ZF’S AFTERMARKET AND FLEET SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIO
ZF Group’s leading aftermarket and fleet solutions portfolio is built on its strong brands; LEMFÖRDER, SACHS, TRW and WABCO. A broad product and service offering, advanced connectivity solutions for digital mobility management and a global service network, support and enhance the performance and efficiency of all vehicle types throughout their life cycle.

For more information on ZF in Oceania and its family of brands and local service offerings, visit: www.aftermarket.zf.com/au

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