ZF takes on EV challenge

A new product support engineer has been appointed by ZF Services UK, responsible for driving forward its technical support and mentoring.

Simon Ackroyd has been appointed to the role, and will oversee training for its customer base and partners in the UK.

Speaking about the challenges facing the automotive industry moving forward, Simon cited electric and hybrid vehicles as both a test and an opportunity. He commented, ‘All driveline engineers need to be ready for the hybrid and electric vehicle era, which is already among us. As production in these areas ramps up, we are likely to see an end to traditional diesel vehicles, so I will be making sure the ZF technical team is well placed to support our customers with these technologies, in particular through remote diagnostics and our Openmatics platform.’

Simon replaces previous product support engineer, Bob Glazebrook following his retirement after 39 years of service with the company.