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Awards Double: ZF Scores for Sustainability

  • ZF’s sustainability credentials boosted following double win at publishing house of the Springer Nature Group Sustainability Award in Automotive 2024
  • CeTrax 2 dual, ZF’s electric central drive for commercial vehicles receives award
  • ZF’s Bielefeld plant in Germany recognized for environmental sustainability for the reconditioning of powertrain modules.

in ZF Group, 16-05-2024

ZF Commercial Vehicles Solutions (CVS) has been recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability, after winning two key industry awards at the Springer Nature Group & Arthur D. Little Sustainability Award in Automotive 2024. ZF’s next generation electric central drive, CeTrax 2 dual received recognition for its ingenuity in enabling electric mobility for commercial vehicles, while the ZF Bielefeld plant in Germany was awarded for innovative remanufacturing practices. The Sustainability Award in Automotive, which is jointly organized by the publishing house of Springer Nature Group and sustainability and industry experts from the international consultancy Arthur D. Little, recognizes outstanding examples of sustainable contributions in mobility.

“The awards underline our firm commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Winfried Gründler, Senior Vice President for Driveline Technology at ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division. “By integrating innovative sustainable practices into our industrial processes, whether in the remanufacturing of used components, or the development of new e-mobility solutions, we show how environmental responsibility combined with technological innovation can make substantial contributions towards resource conservation and energy efficiency.”

ZF Bielefeld Plant: “Cradle-to-Cradle” Remanufacturing

The Bielefeld plant specializes in the remanufacturing of powertrain modules for vehicle manufacturers and the global aftermarket in accordance with ‘cradle-to-cradle’ standards. The plant reconditions used transmission clutches or torque converters, enabling them to be re-installed in vehicles. On average, clutches are replaced every two to three years, but ZF’s Bielefeld reconditioning processes saves up to 90% of parts and energy, helping to conserve resources while reducing energy requirements and CO2 emissions in the production process.

CeTrax 2 dual Electric Drive: Advancing Zero Emissions Mobility

The CeTrax 2 dual is ZF’s heavy-duty variant of its next-generation central electric drive series. It is designed to fit within the space where the transmission would be located in a conventional designed vehicle, enabling manufacturers to offer both ICE and electric drivetrains in a single vehicle platform.

Featuring two integrated 800 Volt silicon carbide (SiC) inverters, the CeTrax 2 dual is capable of delivering 380 kW continuous power and 24,700 Nm of peak output torque for vehicles up to 44 tons. Its 3-speed transmission with two e-actuators not only optimizes efficiency but delivers smooth acceleration and quiet zero emissions operation.


About ZF

  • ZF is a global technology company supplying advanced mobility products and systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology. Its comprehensive product range is primarily aimed at vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate as well as enhancing safe mobility. Alongside the automotive sector – passenger cars and commercial vehicles – ZF also serves market segments such as construction and agricultural machinery, wind power, marine propulsion, rail drives and test systems.
  • With some 168,700 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €46.6 billion in fiscal year 2023. The company operates 162 production locations in 31 countries.

About CVS Division

  • ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division is helping shape the future of commercial transportation ecosystems. Our mission is to be the preferred global technology partner to the commercial vehicle industry. Powerfully combining ZF’s commercial vehicle systems expertise, extensive technology portfolio and global operations, the division serves the full commercial vehicle industry value chain. As the automotive industry progresses towards an increasingly autonomous, connected, and electrified (ACE) future, ZF’s CVS division innovates, integrates and supplies components and advanced control systems that help make commercial vehicles and fleets operate more safely and sustainably. CVS unites ZF’s former Commercial Vehicle Technology and Commercial Vehicle Control Systems divisions, the latter being formed following ZF’s acquisition of WABCO in Spring 2020.



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