LiuGong and ZF join forces to build Chinese axle

China’s premier construction equipment manufacturer, LiuGong has teamed up with ZF-Group for another joint venture called ZF Liuzhou Axle Co. Ltd.
The new joint venture will focus on developing and producing construction machinery axles for the Chinese market. The new company will produce wheel loader axles that are specially tailored for the requirements of the Chinese market.
Approximately 190 workers will eventually be employed at Liuzhou Axle Co. Ltd. and more than 30,000 of the newly designed axles will be delivered to the joint venture partner LiuGong and the third market.
Since 1995, ZF and LiuGong have been operating a joint venture company in Liuzhou. The 300-person company has been successfully serving LiuGong and the third market with high quality construction machinery transmissions and axles for years. Now the two parties have decided to further intensity their cooperation in the field of construction equipment axles.
“Our cooperation with LiuGong strongly shows the ‘Design to Market’ strategy which has been consistently followed by ZF, especially in the field of Off-Highway Systems,” said Wilhelm Rehm, Member of the Board of ZF in a press release. “Together with our partner LiuGong, we have developed a product which exactly matches the requirements of the Chinese market.”
The joint venture will strengthen ZF’s activities in China.
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