ZF Aftermarket expanded its parts offerings in the first quarter of 2023 for vehicles in the United States and Canada, adding 116 new listings to its ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, TRW and WABCO branded portfolios. The latest additions expand coverage to approximately 26.3 million vehicles in operation. Additionally, the company conducted in-person training for more than 500 technicians in the first quarter and will conduct a series of training sessions across the US during the second quarter.
New product numbers include 56 different part numbers for Lemförder window regulators, motors and related assemblies for various 1999-2018 Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Volvo models. Used in Europe for over 25 years, the full line of Lemförder window regulators includes over 1,800 SKUs covering 95 percent of the aftermarket. ZF Aftermarket plans to release 300 more in North America in 2023.
Additional products launched in Q1 include a range of high-quality OE braking, suspension and steering components for Ford, Dodge Hyundai, Toyota and other vehicle models, as well as ZF Lifeguard E-fluids for BMW and Mercedes-Benz hybrid vehicles.
“ZF Aftermarket continues to expand our product offerings, while also offering convenient ‘one-stop shopping’ across all our brands,” said Mark Cali, Head of Independent Aftermarket, USC for ZF Aftermarket. “ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, TRW and WABCO products are all available from our
expanded distribution center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, making it easier than ever for our customers to access ZF’s broad portfolio of high-quality OE parts.”
ZF Aftermarket Training
In addition to new product introductions, ZF Aftermarket is also expanding its training offerings in 2023. With in-person trainings returning for the first time since before the pandemic, ZF Aftermarket experts trained more than 500 technicians in the first quarter alone. The ZF Mobile Training Center, in partnership with SSF Auto Parts and Worldpac, will host training sessions in:
- • Phoenix, Arizona on April 15
- • Atlanta, Georgia on May 20
- • Miami, Florida on June 10
- • Dallas, Texas on July 29
Participants can register at https://ssf.coursestorm.com/category/zf-technical-seminars.
Additionally, ZF Aftermarket will host a ZF 8P hybrid transmission class at ZF’s Vernon Hills location on April 29, 2023. The class will consist of a hands-on transmission disassembly and on-vehicle diagnostics of a BMW X5 hybrid, and participants will perform an oil change on the hybrid transmission. Registration is available at https://www.wtitraining.com/classes/registration/?classID=SEM1774
ZF Aftermarket will continue to host training sessions throughout 2023.