Pitch wins account with third-largest automotive supplier
Cologne/Friedrichshafen, November 15, 2016 – Oliver Schrott Kommunikation (OSK) is now the lead agency of ZF Friedrichshafen. After a two-stage pitch, the agency won the bid for the communications account of the world’s third-largest automotive supplier, the package includes internal and marketing communications as well as PR, publications and worldwide trade fair appearances. Cooperation officially starts at the beginning of the new year, initial projects are already in the works.
To provide optimal support for the new customer, OSK will open a new office at the ZF headquarters in Friedrichshafen. There, a six-person account team (for now) will handle communication, coordination and project management in close proximity. Friedrichshafen becomes the sixth OSK location in one line with Cologne, Stuttgart, Berlin, New York and Beijing.
ZF expects sales of 35 billion euros this year, which is achieved by 135,000 employees. Since the takeover of TRW in 2015, the company has been ranked third after Bosch and Continental among the world’s largest automotive suppliers.