ZF STARTS R&D CENTER IN INDIA
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is setting up its first ever India Technology Center in Hyderabad which will be dedicated to software and mechanical engineering. The new Technology Center will support ZF’s global development teams while enabling the company to accelerate local product development.
13,800 engineers are currently working in R&D with ZF globally. The research and development network consists of more than 100 developmant locations, including 17 main development locations. ZF’s first Technology Center in India will be fully operational by 1st January 2017 and is expected to have a work force of 2,500 engineers by 2020. ZF has made considerable investments and advanced technology launches in the Indian market for example in its Pune facility, the first launch of the Electric Park Brake (EPB) technology in India and also inaugurated ZF Hero Chassis systems Pvt. Ltd., a 50-50 JV ZF India Pvt. Ltd. and Hero Motors Ltd in Oragadam, Kanchipuram district.
ZF has been operating for more than three decades in the Indian market and ZF TRW for more than 50 years through its joint venture with TVS and Rane groups. Currently with about 12,000 employees including JV’s, ZF has 19 production facilities excluding warehouses and office buildings.