City of Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan and City Officials Barbara Brooks and Bryan Lackey; Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs and Hall County Chairman Richard Higgins joined ZF officials Dr. Franz Kleiner, Member, Board of Management, ZF Friedrichshafen AG; Dr. Hans F. Collenberg; ZF Head of Business Unit CV Powertrain Modules; Elizabeth Umberson, ZF North America Head of Materials Management; and, Brandon Loftus, Head of ZF Gainesville, to celebrate ZF’s 30 years in Gainesville-Hall County.
A joint proclamation claiming September 23, 2017 as “ZF Day” was presented by Gainesville, Oakwood and Hall County governments. ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology.
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In 1987, ZF opened its first North American production facility on Palmour Drive in Gainesville to build manual transmissions for the automotive industry. Since the opening, ZF has grown in Gainesville-Hall County and throughout North America. ZF’s four facilities in Hall County, including two facilities in Gainesville and two in Oakwood, employ more than 1,000 associates. Since 1987, the company’s North American presence has grown to approximately 31,900 employees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, designing and manufacturing technology for the automobile, truck and industrial sectors. zf.com