Intermediate level


ZF Gainesville, LLC, located in Gainesville, Ga. started operations three decades ago with approximately 80 employees in its first year. Today, the headcount is nearly 600 at three plants. The facility utilizes corporate and global standard lean principles, under the name “ZF Production Systems” (ZFPS), to ensure consistency in safety, quality and productivity despite a diverse product & process portfolio. Employees are encouraged to achieve level certifications in the ZFPS principles which re-enforces a culture of lean at all levels.

At Plant I, you’ll see the production of axle drives for the automotive industry. At Plant II, you’ll see the production of axles systems and steering and suspension components for the commercial vehicle truck and bus industry, gearboxes for light and heavy rail, and axles, transmissions and final drives for construction machinery. At Plant III, you’ll see the production of clutches for commercial vehicle trucks. 

About ZF

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 40 countries. In 2017, ZF achieved sales of €36.4 billion. Learn more at

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Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Other: See tour description
  • Safety glasses