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First established in 1987 at Seven Hills in
Sydney's west, ZF Services launched
operations with 20 employees, with all facets
of the business expanding significantly since
The company's investment and reputation
grew in the Australian market with
developments in the passenger car, truck, bus,
marine and construction equipment segments,
to now employ 69 people and have forecast
revenue of A$40 million for the 2012 calendar
year.ZF's involvement as an original equipment
supplier to the local auto industry began with
the Holden Commodore VN SS Group A in
1990, with the relationship strengthened in
2007 when a new ZF Lemforder assembly
plant opened in Adelaide, supplying corner
assemblies and axle systems directly to the
Ford Australia, meanwhile started installing
ZF transmissions to its Falcon and Territory
models in 2005, with the partnership receiving
recognition at a global level.
It was also in 2005 when Triple Eight Race
Engineering began distributing Sachs branded
performance shock absorbers and clutches,
with the brand now found in 70 percent of the
V8 Supercars field along with other leading
Australian motorsport categories.
Components distributed directly by ZF
Services Australia today include the Sachs
shock absorber and clutch ranges, Boge shock
absorbers, Lemforder steering and suspension
components, the ZF Parts range of steering
racks and pumps, as well as the Stabilus gas
With the Royal Australian Navy as a major
client since 1987, ZF Services Australia also
distributes and services ZF's extensive range of
marine products, including transmissions,
controls, bow thrusters, ZF POD Drive Systems,
shaftline systems and components.
ZF is also a major supplier in the local bus
and coach market with 70 percent of Australian
city buses equipped with ZF transmissions.
Throughout the years, ZF Services has
significantly increased and expanded its in-
field and workshop-based service offering,
which now includes a specialist transmission
Now headquartered in Arndell Park in
Sydney, ZF Services Australia has a
remanufacture and service centre and
warehousing, which is enhanced by the
recently extended branch in Malaga, Western
Australia along with an Australia-wide dealer
network providing extensive sales, servicing
and support for all ZF products.
ZF Services Australia Managing Director,
Chris Adcock, said the company has
experienced significant growth over the past
"Through that growth and an ongoing
program of reinvestment and employee
development, we have been able to improve
our service offering to the Australian market,"
"Year to date we are exceeding our 2011
sales by 21 percent and the forecasted annual
growth will continue double digit for the next
"Australia is an important market to ZF in
Asia Pacific and to the global ZF Group, and we
take pride in being able to provide a world-
class service to our growing clientele in this
Mr Adcock said in the last 25 years of
business in Australia, the company has
established a broad customer base across the
automotive, bus, truck and marine markets.
"We are looking forward to the years to
come as a strong partner for our existing and
new clients," he said.
ZF SERVICES CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
EXTRA BRZS HEAD FOR AUSTRALIA
Subaru has managed to source extra production of its popular BRZ sports car in February and March.
The extra allocation of 140 vehicles means customers due to
receive cars from May onwards will get earlier delivery dates.
Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, said the company
was glad that Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) recognised the enormous
demand for BRZ in Australia and allocated additional production.
BRZ has been a runaway success since its July launch, selling
Prior to FHI's extra allocation the back orders were through to
November 2013, but Mr Senior said all customers from May next year
can expect an improvement in their car's estimated delivery time.
Subaru's initial allocation of 201 cars to the end of 2012 sold out
after just three hours of going live on the web.
BRZ has a national drive away price starting at $37,150, and
includes a three-year/60,000 kilometre scheduled service plan and a
five-star ANCAP occupant safety rating.
The BRZ and its sister Nissan 86 have won numerous awards
across the globe.
A panel of 10 journalists from the Canadian website Auto123.com
named the BRZ the 2013 Sports Car of the Year while in Australia
both the BRZ and Toyota 86 were named Carsales People's Choice
Best Performance Car Under $100,000.
"Winning Sports Car of the Year is proof positive that the Subaru
BRZ is a back-to-basics true sports car for those that love to drive,"
Subaru Canada President and CEO Shiro Ohta said.
Both cars are made at Subaru's Gunma factory near Tokyo.
Many Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association member
companies already have a raft of aftermarket accessories available for
Leading vehicle driveline and chassis technology supplier, ZF Services Australia, is celebrating its 25th
anniversary of business in Australia.
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