ZF Lemförder South Africa, a subsidiary of global technology giant ZF Friedrichshafen AG, recently celebrated the production of its one millionth axle set at its Rosslyn plant. To commemorate the milestone achievement, the facility hosted a family day with its employees, executives from the global division and local customer representatives.
ZF Lemförder SA is a well-established automotive supplier and has been supplying BMW Group South Africa with axle sets for the BMW 3 series since its foundation in 1998. This includes the E46, E90 and F30 series.
“We are proud to have reached a milestone in the history of our facility here in Rosslyn. Not only are there one million vehicles on the road safely using our axles, but our quality is proven and is going from strength to strength. We have achieved this through relentless focus on training, efficient workplace organisation methods and of course most importantly, understanding our customer requirements. We would like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment over the years,” said Ian Myburgh, managing director and plant manager of ZF Lemförder SA.
The ZF group of companies is active worldwide in the specialised fields of transmission, steering and suspension technology. Cars, commercial vehicles, agricultural and construction vehicles have all become more comfortable. ZF components have made a considerable contribution to this development. ZF was established in South Africa in 1969, represented by Trade Relations International. In July 1980, ZF’s operations was strengthened when ASTAS begun manufacturing ZF Transmissions under license. ZF Lemförder’s production facilities in South Africa operate non-stop 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, producing parts for 350 cars per day.