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The ZF Group

ZF is Europe’s largest and most technically advanced independent transmission manufacturer, producing transmissions for a wide range of applications from cars to ships and from construction equipment to railway locomotives. It is also one of the world’s leading suppliers of driveline and chassis components, posting a turnover of 12.5 billion euro in 2008.

The ZF Group employs approximately 60,000 people across the globe at 125 production sites and 700 service and trading centres. Committed to engineering excellence and innovation, the group reinvests more than five per cent of its earnings in Research & Development and has 4,600 technologists dedicated to maintaining its technical leadership.

ZF Services

ZF Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZF AG, responsible for the UK aftermarket and support of the complete range of ZF products in the British Isles. The company has an annual turnover of £49 million and a workforce of around 200 people based at facilities in Nottingham & Crick.

The Nottingham plant is the centre for unit repair, overhaul and remanufacture and for technical service support. Established more than 30 years ago and based on a 13,000 square metre site, ZF Services in Nottingham employs 150 people, 80 of whom are technically trained and qualified to ZF’s stringent original equipment (O.E.) manufacturing standards. Accredited to ISO 9001:2000 and environmental management standard ISO 14001, Nottingham’s dedicated facilities support the full range of ZF products.

ZF Services Nottingham site

ZF Services primary role is to provide customers in all industries with the best possible service support for ZF products, whatever the need or application. This support is provided in various ways including:

  • Technical Support

  • Genuine Replacement Parts

  • Remanufactured Exchange Units

  • Field Service

  • Overhaul and Repair Facilities

  • Supply Chain Management

The Nottingham site carries in excess of £4.5 million worth of stock, covering 42,000 part lines to support their remanufacturing and repair facilities and supplying transmissions, axles, remanufacturing and steering repairs services to many customers including:

  • Defence Equipment & Support (Arty Sys IPT & HAS IPT)

  • BAE Systems

  • ALC


  • MAN Military Division

  • Finning Power Systems

  • Multipart / Multipart Defence

  • Volvo

  • Bombardier Transport

  • Brush Traction

  • Unipart

  • Jaguar

  • Land Rover

  • BMW

Military Sector

ZF Services Military Sector

Nottingham technicians have been engaged in supporting military vehicles in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan including upgrading ZF transmissions for the AS90 self-propelled gun.

ZF Services in Nottingham works on behalf of ZF’s defence division.

This includes providing technical support to military vehicle builders and field service for the UK’s Ministry of Defence forces and other European armies using ZF equipment.

Nottingham technicians have been engaged in supporting military vehicles in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan including upgrading ZF transmissions for the AS90 self-propelled gun.


Abbeyfield Road

Tel: +44 (0)844 257 0333

Fax: +44 (0)844 257 0666



Contact: Mr Glenn Ayres (Technical Sales Engineer)

Products/Services :

  • Axle Products & Repairs
  • Driveline & Chassis Technology
  • Final Drive Assembly
  • Gearbox
  • Steering Repairs
  • Steering Solutions
  • Transmission Remanufacturing
  • Transmission Suppliers

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