ZF Marine Krimpen BV

ZF is Propulsion

ZF Marine Krimpen B.V. is part of the ZF Friedrichshafen AG. The company has a globalworkforce of 148,969 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. Thrustersystems are developed, designed and manufactured in the Global Competence Center forAzimuth Thruster technology in the Netherlands.

Zaag 27

2931 LD Krimpen aan de Lek

The Netherlands


+31 (0)180 331 000

ZF is a worldwide leader for marine propulsion system technology for all types of vessels – commercial vessels like jack-up vessels, tugs, offshore supply vessels, ferries, workboats as well as yachts. The product portfolio is continuously enhanced and adapted to the market conditions. Security, a long product lifecycle, comfort as well as the customer interest is first priority.


Product reliability is guaranteed by quality control within our dedicated manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.


Excellent products are backed-up by dedicated 24/7 service through the extensive worldwide network of ZF Marine. Predictive maintenance plans, complete overhaul solutions, high availability of spare parts as well as customized training on site, ensure customers satisfaction.


The product line comprises:

Azimuth Thrusters (360° steerable thrusters)

– Well Mounted Thrusters

– Retractable Thrusters

– Deck Mounted Thrusters

– Stern Mounted Thrusters

– Contra Rotation Thrusters

– Shallow Draught Thrusters

Transverse Thrusters

– Tunnel Thrusters


Control System

The units can be supplied with electric-, diesel- or hydraulic drive systems. The steering controls are advanced and can be interfaced with a Dynamic Positioning System.


Condition Monitoring System

The latest technology - ZF Condition MonitoringSystem for Thrusters - demonstrates how integrated sensors and advanced data analysis tools can further improve efficiency, reliability and safety on board. Maximize vessel operation time and lower operating costs by prevented / shortened down-time as well as condition based service will lead to an extended lifetime of the monitored systems.