ZF says it continues to look forward and bring on additional capabilities to better serve the wind market. Recent acquisitions of the Hansen brand in 2011 and the Bosch Rexroth brand in December of 2015, has increased the product range and supplemental offerings made available to the market. These additions to ZF’s wind turbine gearbox business are part of a long-term corporate strategy that expands reach and service to the wind market.
ZF expands facility
With the purchase of Bosch Rexroth’s wind turbine gearbox brand and the growth of the existing wind service business, ZF N.A. management made the decision to expand the capacity at the existing Vernon Hills service location. The expansion plans allow ZF to close down the existing Bosch facility in Lake Zurich and move all colleagues and service operations into Vernon Hills. ZF installed six new assembly work stations with additional overhead cranes ranging up to 40 tons. As far as size, ZF Services now utilizes 80,000 sq./ft. of dedicated workshop space within the plant. More »
When gearbox services are required, you need a factory authorized provider, utilizing certified parts and expertise. It is essential to utilize a provider ensuring the job is done right the first time! That’s where ZF Field Services can help you keep your assets running. ZF Field Services has six fully trained wind field technicians in addition to our Authorized Service Providers (ASP’s) to offer a full range of on-site services to our customers.
Inventory and storage solutions to service your business
ZF Services recognizes that wind turbine fleet owners in North America expect to have consistent availability of main components for service replacement. Having OE gearbox units available for delivery within a short time frame is important for reducing turbine downtime and making sure your assets keep producing power. ZF stocks new and remanufactured gearboxes for a wide range of turbine platforms available for shipment from our dedicated storage facility.
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