ZF Opens New North American Commercial Craft Center Of Competence
By Jack Burke05 October 2017
ZF Marine has opened a new North American Commercial Craft Center of Competence in Elmwood, La.
The new facility at 677 Time Saver Ave. houses dedicated transmission and thruster repair facilities and a significantly larger warehouse area. Overall training facilitie, as well as more modern office space for both field technicians and office personnel, are all part of the new home for ZF Marine in the greater New Orleans area.
Given that a significant portion of ZF’s North American commercial craft business is conducted in the region, the decision was made to house the management team for the company’s commercial and fast craft business at this facility.
“Our top management responsible for the commercial and fast craft business in North America is now positioned right amongst our customer base,” said Wolfgang Schmid, director, head of Industrial Technology Division, North America, head of Business Unit Marine and Special Driveline Technology North & Central America.
Andre Koerner, global head of Commercial and Fast Craft business for ZF Marine, emphasized the company’s commitment to North America and to ZF’s customers.
“Our commitment to this market and our customers is unwavering. This facility is a clear indication that we believe in the long-term growth of the marine industry in this region,” he said. “We have also listened to you, our customers, and the expectations that you have of your supplier partners. We are confident that this new facility will exceed those expectations now, and in the years ahead.”