Produced at ZF facilities in Germany, China, and Brazil, the most recent 500,000 TraXon transmissions were manufactured in just 18 months. ZF is preparing for the release of Traxon 2, scheduled for series production in 2024.
Winfried Gründler, who leads the driveline systems product line at ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division, stated, “TraXon sets the benchmark for transmission systems in commercial vehicles and off-highway applications.” He expressed pride in the production team for achieving the one-millionth TraXon system, highlighting its enduring popularity due to being lightweight, robust, and intelligent.
Gründler emphasized TraXon’s industry-leading reputation, attributing it to its well-designed, reliable, and energy-efficient nature, which benefits commercial vehicle owners in terms of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). He also noted that TraXon would continue to provide significant value to vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators in the future.
Previously, TraXon reached the 500,000-unit milestone, primarily produced at the main Friedrichshafen plant. With global expansion to ZF’s facilities in Jiaxing (China) and Sorocaba (Brazil), the production doubled in just 18 months to meet the rising demand for efficient systems worldwide.
TraXon’s innovative design and exceptional performance have earned it industry acclaim, securing various customer and media awards, notably the 2023 Chinese Trustworthy Fuel Saving Transmission System Award. Additionally, TraXon has consistently received the title of ‘Best Brand – CV Transmission’ from readers of Germany’s ETM publishing house.
Building upon the advanced technology of the proven TraXon system, ZF is preparing for the release of its successor, TraXon 2, slated for series production in 2024. TraXon 2 will introduce further innovations, including ZF’s in-house mechatronics and a new electronic control unit. This latter component will facilitate the integration of new software functions through robust computing power, encompassing areas like cybersecurity and updates through mobile communications/WLAN, commonly known as over-the-air updates.