Half a million TraXon systems have now been manufactured in Friedrichshafen alone. The TraXon is manufactured in Friedrichshafen (Germany), Jiaxing (China) and Sorocaba (Brazil). The plants work closely together, with pre-assembled transmissions from Friedrichshafen delivered, for example, to China where demand is strong and TraXon is helping ZF gain market share. In addition, a new assembly line for TraXon has recently commenced operation at ZF’s Sorocaba facility in Brazil. Providing flexibility to meet customer demand, it offers state-of-the-art production processes and rigorous testing.
“Having begun production in Friedrichshafen in 2014, TraXon is now a globally produced success story offering next level transmission efficiency standards. Passing the half-million systems mark in just one of our production facilities is a powerful achievement which further underlines ZF's global technology systems leadership,” said Winfried Gründler who is responsible for the driveline systems product line with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division. The transmission system features ZF's PreVision GPS shifting strategy for high energy savings, efficiency and value in terms of TCO (Total Cost
of Ownership). Its digitalized package also enables predictive maintenance. Compared to a manual transmission, TraXon can thus reduce consumption by up to 8%, according to ZF. ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division employs approximately 25,000 people across 28 countries and unites since this year 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.