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 146,000, with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2017, ZF achieved sales of €36.4 billion. It is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide. ZF enables vehicles to see, think and act. The company invests more than 6% of its sales in research and development annually. The Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holds 93.8% of the company’s shares and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation Lemförde holds 6.2%.