ZF is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the automotive aftermarket with more than 30 years of servicing expertise within the industry across Australia, New Zealand and the entire Oceania region.
Operating worldwide in more than 120 locations across 40 countries, ZF Aftermarket is a €3 billion business employing around 8,000 people. Locally, ZF Services Australia operates two locations with representation in four states, employs more than 70 people and works with over 25 service partners across
Australia and New Zealand.
The company’s range of automotive aftermarket offerings consists of driveline, chassis, steering and braking components from its primary brands – ZF, LEMFÖRDER, SACHS, and TRW.
ZF is well-known globally for its automotive transmissions, which are fitted as original equipment to many different types of 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.
Additionally, ZF offers its original equipment transmission synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants range as an aftermarket product called ZF-Lifeguardfluid, which is available for servicing or replacement for factory-filled fluids.
These synthetic or semi-synthetic lubricants are factory filled on ZF transmissions, having been optimised to reduce friction and therefore fuel consumption, while also promoting a reduction in exhaust emissions.
LEMFÖRDER is often referred to as one of the top brands in steering and suspension components
Utilised as original equipment fitments by more than 50 vehicle manufacturers worldwide, LEMFÖRDER’s 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.
ZF Services Australia additionally stocks the full range of SACHS premium grade shock absorbers and clutches.
Locally, the SACHS range offers over 3,000 shock absorber references, with a combination of mono-tube and twin-tube gas pressurised shock technology throughout the entire range.
Additionally, over 385 strut mounts and bearings and more than 220 bump stop and boot kits are available.
As part of its commitment to the local aftermarket, ZF Services Australia also recently introduced a new range of SACHS shock absorbers for four-wheel-drives, off-road and utility vehicles.
These ‘SACHS MAX’ big bore heavy-duty shocks were developed specifically in response to customer demand, and deliver superior handling and enhance safety in extreme conditions and under heavy loads.
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.
Another brand within the ZF family is TRW, best known for its premium quality brake discs, brake pads and steering components. Not just an OE supplier to some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers,
TRW is also a major player in the global aftermarket, offering original equipment quality components to fit most passenger cars and light trucks on the Australian market.
With an enviable local supply and manufacturing history dating back over 50 years, TRW considers itself one of the most experienced and reliable providers of braking and steering components in Australia.
Innovation and quality are what TRW is renowned for though, with the brand recently welcoming the world’s first aftermarket brake pad for electric vehicles, known as ‘Electric Blue’.
While for more traditional petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, COTEC is an advanced silicon coating that TRW applies to the majority of its brake pads.
It results in improved contact between the brake disc and pad, promoting shortened stopping distances of up to seven metres during the first few stops after fitment.
TRW has also developed DTEC, a premium quality ceramic brake pad which reduces brake dust exfoliation onto the surface of the wheel rim by up to 45 per cent.
TRW produces over 12 million brake discs worldwide every year for both original equipment and the aftermarket.
Its High Carbon Discs were developed as a means of reducing weight, while also improving braking performance and NVH (Noise, Vibration Harshness) properties via optimal thermal conductivity.
Another signature TRW product is its Black Painted brake discs, where the disc is coated in special gloss black paint to provide a protective barrier against corrosion.
TRW also has a range of cast iron discs made from GG20 grey cast iron material, and a further range of discs with integrated bearings, ABS ring sensors and fixing accessories.
TRW’s steering linkage components are built to the highest original equipment standards, are corrosion resistant and lightweight.
The wide and varied product range includes stabiliser links and tie-rod ends to front and rear toe links, idler arms, pitman arms and bellows.
With its industry-leading forward-thinking research and development, ZF continues to define and embrace the latest in automotive technology to ensure the Australian automotive aftermarket is future-proofed.