LIVONIA, Mich. — ZF Aftermarket has launched ZF [pro]Tech for the U.S. market to provide training content for technicians at independent auto repair shops.
The ZF [pro]Tech workshop service concept provides independent shops with a service package that includes access to vehicle-specific installation instructions, service information, online catalogs, tech bulletins, recorded webinars and a dedicated telephone hotline.
"ZF [pro]Tech brings progressive technology and relevant industry expertise to workshops. Training content and increasing digitalization allow us to provide the highest possible standard of technical knowledge to make workshops even more competitive," said Mark Cali, head of ZF Independent Aftermarket, United States & Canada. "Our mission is to cater to technicians in the best possible way and prepare them for the automotive future."
ZF [pro]Tech launched in Germany in 2012 with 10 training courses and has expanded to more than 60 courses a year in nearly 10 countries, the company said.
The courses have a practical emphasis that complements the theory, and are continuously updated in line with ZF's development in its chosen areas of driveline, chassis, steering and safety, the company said.
The course content ranges from assembly, repair and servicing of 6HP, 8HP and 9HP automatic transmissions and torque converters to troubleshooting and diagnosing ADAS issues in modern chassis systems.
ZF [pro]Tech also will offer modules on high-voltage systems for hybrid and electric vehicles.
"What makes ZF [pro]Tech so special is the diversity of our training offering," said Dirk Fuchs, technical training manager. "Courses are hands-on, practical trainings, held through-out the year close to our regional partners. These trainings provide not only a full analysis of driveline, chassis, and steering systems, but also the opportunity to share knowledge with other specialists and extend one's own network."
For more information, visit protech.zf.com.