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ZF Completes Acquisition Of TRW Automotive

TRW will be integrated into ZF as the new Active & Passive Safety Technology division.

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John. C Plant, president and CEO of TRW (left), and ZF's CEO Stefan Sommer want to combine "the best of both worlds" of ZF and TRW. Photo by ZF

John. C Plant, president and CEO of TRW (left), and ZF’s CEO Stefan Sommer want to combine “the best of both worlds” of ZF and TRW. Photo by ZF

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., have announced today that the companies have completed the transaction under which ZF has successfully acquired TRW. TRW will be incorporated into ZF as a new division called Active & Passive Safety Technology. The combined company operates under the name ZF Friedrichshafen AG. “Today marks the day we combine the strengths of ZF and TRW into a worldwide leading systems supplier in the automotive sector,” said Stefan Sommer, ZF’s chief executive oOfficer. “We are all very excited about our plans for the future, with the combination allowing us to capitalize on strategic opportunities and create near- and long-term sustainable value for our customers and employees.”
“The combined company is a powerhouse of automotive technologies, ranging from driver assistance and occupant safety systems, to drivelines and transmissions, and braking and steering systems,” said John C. Plant, president and CEO of TRW. “This unique combination of advanced technologies comprehensively addresses the growing, industry-wide trends of safety, fuel efficiency and autonomous driving.”

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