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ZF makes key appointment to new commercial vehicle division

ZF has made a key appointment ahead of the launch of its new division for commercial vehicles, which combines its commercial vehicle technology and commercial vehicle control systems divisions.

The company has appointed Wilhelm Rehm to head this forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Solutions Division, which is set to launch on January 1, 2022.

Rehm, a member of the ZF board of management, oversees the commercial vehicle business in addition to industrial technology and materials management.

“ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions Division, on schedule to launch January 1, 2022, will be uniquely positioned to support the ambitions of truck, bus, coach and trailer OEMs, as well as fleets, world-wide,” explained Rehm.

He added: “With well-defined strategies to mobilise commercial vehicle intelligence, the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Division will be structured to maintain close proximity to customers in every region.

“We believe this approach, combined with the breadth and depth of capability we can bring to innovate, supply and integrate onboard systems and technology, will offer new levels of benefit and value-enhancing synergies for customers.

“Bringing together ZF’s expertise and capabilities, the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Division will further build on our combined technology successes. This includes the recent launch of OnGuardMAX, our most advanced autonomous emergency braking assistance system and ZF’s first complete ‘in-house’ system integrating camera, radar, ECU and actuation for commercial vehicles.

“In line with ZF’s ‘Next Generation Mobility’ strategy, the division will also help ZF leapfrog towards market leadership in e-mobility, vehicle operating systems, autonomous driving and digitalisation.”