NORTHVILLE, MI – ZF Friedrichshafen AG is preparing to produce its first axle set this summer for the Dodge Ram pickup, followed by the Jeep Grand Cherokee in September, as part of an innovative new partnership with Chrysler Group LLC. But even before axle production begins in July at a new Chrysler-owned plant in Marysville, MI, the unique relationship is showing signs of stress. ZF, which is operating the axle plant and owns the manufacturing equipment, was to deliver its first axle in ...

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