ZF Friedrichshafen AG is expanding its E-Mobility division with new buildings and locations in Germany, Serbia and China.
The company opened a new building for administration, R&D and sales at the divisional headquarters in Schweinfurt, Germany. In addition, in Pančevo near the Serbian capital of Belgrade, a new plant for electric drives will go into operation next week.
With the new building in Schweinfurt, ZF has created space for around 520 employees. The 30 million Euro ($33,657,300) building is also home to 16 test benches and checking facilities that can be used to test electric and hybrid drives and their components.
ZF is also expanding the E-Mobility division and increasing its production capacity at two other sites. Next week the new Pančevo plant will go into operation; at the plant ZF will primarily produce electric motors, generators for hybrid and electric drives, transmission selectors and microswitches. Around 1,000 employees are set to work at the site in the future.
Another production location for electric drives is currently under construction in Hangzhou, south of Shanghai, China. This plant is set to go into operation next year.