ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of 35.2 billion. ZF annually invests about six percent of its sales in research & development ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.