DETROIT—German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen A.G. plans to create as many as 800 jobs with most of them being filled in Michigan, ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said at a Jan. 10 press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new hires come on the heels of its announcement last week that it signed an agreement to work with Silicon Valley tech company Nvidia Corp. on autonomous vehicle technology. Neither Sommer nor ZF representatives confirmed the timeline to fill those jobs or the specific number to be added in Michigan, though Sommer did say the openings are immediate.
ZF operates its North American headquarters in Livonia, Mich., and a technical center in Northville, Mich.
The supplier acquired Livonia-based TRW Automotive in 2015 for $13.5 billion. ZF has plants and regional offices in Marysville, Washington Township, Brimley, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Fowlerville, Romeo Township and Wixom.