Light penetrates darkness and makes the world visible. Today, more headlamp systems emit and direct light, creating increased safety. In road traffic, this means: staying in your lane, being able to see what is ahead, and acting correctly based on this realization – in brief: getting safely from A to B.
ZKW has been achieving pioneering work in this area for decades. We never rest on our laurels and we use our knowledge to continuously improve our products and thereby our customers' products. "More light" to us means no more and no less than providing the best possible lighting systems for the automotive sector. We employ the know-how of our Competence Centers to this end; we are always developing new solutions and thereby setting new standards.
To us, innovative capability is not just a catch phrase; it embodies our responsibility towards business partners and their customers, road users all over the world.
Where we are and where we want to go
ZKW is recognised in international markets as a provider of premium lighting systems, electrics and elctronic modules for motor vehicles. We operate innovative, competent development centres and flexible, high-performance production locations situated close to our customers. This enables us to ensure both sustainable growth and our independence.
Driving technology forward
Improving on what is already good, letting light shine in the dark. Illuminating the road in order to increase safety. Light is not always just light. Light is also technology that builds on innovation. One of ZKW's primary aims is therefore to be able to already recognize today those technologies which will be used in the coming generations of vehicles.
Such as light-emitting diodes. As a source of lighting, LEDs can now be found everywhere, are used for illuminating keyboards and roads, and can be found ever more frequently in automobiles. Compared with traditional sources of light such as halogen or xenon, LEDs however have totally different features and therefore require new ways of thinking in the realms of lighting technology, mechanics, electronics, heat management, and processing and production techniques.
We are confident in taking on these challenges. For ZKW, innovation also means developing the know-how required to ensure the ability to employ new technologies throughout the entire product range.
How does the customer benefit? Improved lighting quality makes it easier to see and to be seen, while the distribution of light according to the respective driving conditions helps make you safe. New types of optical modules also allow for exclusive design features; their long life expectancy saves time and costs, and reduced energy consumption helps protect the environment.