ZF gets $6B axle contract for Marysville plant

MARYSVILLE—Officials at the German auto supplier ZF announced that its Marysville plant has secured a nearly $6 billion contract for the delivery of beam axles and axle drives for pick-up trucks until 2027.

The business win will result in more than 800 American jobs.

“This contract signifies a bright future for our plant, employees and community,” said Wolfgang Moenig, vice president, product line axle drives North America, ZF Group. “We are committed to growing and developing business and products over time to meet our OE customers’ needs and support them in delivering high-quality systems to the driving public.”

ZF solid beam axles are often used as rear axles in pick-up trucks, SUVs and performance sedans. The company said its aluminum housing and welded crown gear design offers reduced weight, while low-friction bearings, optimized hypoid offsets, and reduced oil quantity offer improved efficiency. ZF axles can be equipped with locking differentials and offer a wide range of ratios, while optimized gearing offers better ride performance with reduced noise, vibration and harshness.

ZF was recently named the third largest global automotive supplier by the trade journal Automotive News.

At ZF’s Marysville plant, more than 250 positions are open in the areas of electrical and mechanical skilled trades, product assembly and future engineers.

In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported a revenue of $38.4 billion. The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.

More at www.zf.com.

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