ZF ’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division has announced a major global production milestone with its leading TraXon transmission system for truck and coach applications. After celebrating one million active rear steering produced and four million ConAct Release Cylinders produced, half a million TraXon systems have now been manufactured in Friedrichshafen alone since production began there in 2014. 

Having begun production in Friedrichshafen in 2014, TraXon is now a globally produced success story offering next level transmission efficiency standards. Passing the half-million systems mark in just one of our production facilities is a powerful achievement which further underlines ZF’s global technology systems leadership,” said Winfried Gründler who is responsible for the driveline systems product line with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division. “Light, strong, and intelligent, TraXon’s groundbreaking technology is supporting growing worldwide customer demand for efficient systems and helping ensure they have the most advanced trucks on the road.”

500,000 ZF TraXon

The transmission system offers many technological advantages such as top-level efficiency of up to 99.7%, lower fuel consumption, as well as strong design quality and reliability. In addition, it features ZF’s innovative PreVision GPS shifting strategy for high energy savings. With these features, the TraXon Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) system delivers energy efficiency and value in terms of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Its digitalized package also enables predictive maintenance. Compared to a manual transmission, TraXon can thus reduce consumption by up to 8%. As a result of these benefits, TraXon has secured several awards during production. 

Supporting many of the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), TraXon is manufactured in Friedrichshafen (Germany), Jiaxing (China) and Sorocaba (Brazil). The plants work closely together, with pre-assembled transmissions from Friedrichshafen delivered, for example, to China where demand is strong and TraXon is helping ZF gain market share. In addition, a new assembly line for TraXon has recently commenced operation at ZF’s Sorocaba facility in Brazil. 

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