ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division has now produced one million TraXon transmission systems, with the milestone unit rolling off the assembly line at Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Launched in 2014, ZF says its TraXon has achieved a strong reputation for efficiency and performance in heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
Winfried Gründler, head of driveline systems at CVS said: “TraXon has established an industry-leading reputation thanks to the quality of its design, reliability, and its ability to deliver energy efficiency, making it a valuable solution for commercial vehicle owners in terms of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
“It will continue to provide vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators with substantial value well into the future.”
The TraXon last year reached the 500,000 unit milestone, and at that time the transmission was made almost exclusively at the main plant in Friedrichshafen.
After production was expanded globally to ZF’s plants in Jiaxing (China) and Sorocaba (Brazil), it has taken just 18 months to double the number of units in order to meet the growing demand for efficient systems from customers all over the world.
The TraXon has received recognition from the industry for its quality, winning several customer and media awards including the Chinese Trustworthy Fuel Saving Transmission System Award 2023.
The TraXon has also been recognised multiple times as the ‘Best Brand – CV Transmission’ by readers of Germany’s ETM publishing house.
ZF says it is now gearing up for the launch of its successor, the TraXon 2, which will go into series production in 2024.
The TraXon 2 will include further innovations, including ZF’s in-house mechatronics and a new electronic control unit.
The latter will enable new software functions through outstanding computing power, such as cyber security and updates via mobile communications / WLAN – so-called over-the-air updates.