Horton, ZF companies reach sales agreement

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Horton Inc. has entered into a joint sales agreement with ZF Services (Vernon Hills, Ill.) and ZF Sachs (Northville, Mich.) to provide sales support for the Sachs line of driveline clutches to the heavy-duty aftermarket in the United States and Canada.

ZF Sachs, based in Northville, Mich., is a manufacturer of clutch systems for heavy commercial vehicles. The dual-mass flywheel, TwinXtend self-adjust clutch and ConAct pneumatic clutch actuator are just some of the products ZF Sachs has developed to reduce torsional vibrations, increase clutch life and ease pedal effort.

Due to the growing demand for Sachs 15.5-inch (293.7 mm) manual-adjust and TwinXtend self-adjust clutches in North America, Vernon Hills, Ill.-based ZF Services and ZF Sachs have partnered with Horton to provide field sales support to the heavy-duty aftermarket. ZF selected Horton for the Roseville, Minn.-based company’s strong field presence, training programs and commitment to customer service. This product line expands Horton’s offering to commercial-vehicle and industrial-equipment markets.

“The agreement allows Horton to provide a broader range of products backed by our reliable industry-leading sales and customer support,” says Jeff Lindgren, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “ZF is a very strong brand name worldwide. Customers will benefit from the expertise of both organizations and from purchasing from a single source.”