ZF and ZIEGLER agree on strategic partnership


Technology company ZF has received a major order for its digital connectivity solution ZF Rescue Connect from Albert Ziegler, one of the manufacturers of firefighting vehicles. The deal is one of the largest framework contracts for digital services ever awarded to ZF.

Digital services

From the beginning of 2022, ZIEGLER will equip new vehicles with ZF Rescue Connect as an option and offer digital services to its end customers. In addition, ZF and ZIEGLER have agreed on a strategic partnership for the digitalisation and networking of ZIEGLER firefighting vehicles.

With more than 130 years of experience in the industry, ZIEGLER possesses a vast wealth of professional knowledge and expertise, making it a perfect partner. Both companies are committed to developing the best possible solutions for customers worldwide to make the world a safer place. ZIEGLER’s product knowledge and fire know-how mean it is ideally placed to create the firefighting vehicles of the future.

Networking rescue services

“This major order from ZIEGLER affirms that with ZF Rescue Connect we have created a convincing solution for networking rescue services,” said Florian Freund, responsible for ZF Rescue Connect. “At the same time, ZF Rescue Connect is an example of ZF’s innovative strength as a developer of new digital services.”

“The strategic partnership with ZF is an important building block for us in the ongoing digitalisation of our firefighting vehicles, and enables us to offer our customers cloud-based services with high added value,” said Bernd Geiselmann, CFO at ZIEGLER. “In addition, we can make over-the-air software updates to firefighting appliances throughout their entire service life, regardless of location.”


Media contact

Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Fire Buyer
Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922
Email: editor@firebuyer.com

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