Creating profitable order books

Business Development

Customized service for global markets

Network and Access

Qualifying for OEM/Tier1 requirements

Supplier Qualification

Creating automotive opportunities since 1989

As a global acting sales organization, we work with passion and entrepreneurial thrill of success. We develop and realize automotive business for supplier growth and value increase.

Gerald Zimmermann

Stefan Braitsch
General Manager

Jochen Mielich
General Manager

Jochen Mielich, Gerald Zimmermann, Stefan Braitsch

What we offer

Our service is customized to the individual needs of automotive suppliers for market success and sustainable profitability.

Business Development
ZAT develops automotive business and brings components, materials, software and services of suppliers into mass production cars.
Key Account Management
ZAT adds high performance sales power along all phases of business development, increases the local market presence and maximizes customer proximity.
Supplier Qualification
ZAT supports to meet automotive standards and individual OEM requirements. ZAT qualifies suppliers with specific expertise for professional and long-term supply.
Global Footprint | Network
As a globally acting sales organization, our experts are present daily at all automotive procurement & development centers worldwide.
Customer Expertise
ZAT connects suppliers and OEMs while contributing crucial elements for business success with leading information and high-quality sales work.
Innovation | Scouting
Enthusiasm for innovation supports suppliers creating value for customers. Drive to meet customer expectations and to open doors for success.

Success factors to win business

The automotive industry is under fundamental upheaval towards the current megatrends. Change offers chances. Demand is constantly refreshed by new technologies. Quality and innovation remain essential.

  • Being closer to the customer than competition
  • Boost innovations at customer interfaces and push product features
  • Create competitive advantages
  • Speak the customer’s language and adapt to the customer’s culture
  • Think global and act local
  • Our teams work in a matrix of customer and technology expertise.
  • We combine the experience and network of our experts at customers with technical/product-related know-how.
  • The knowledge of customer organization and the sourcing | decision making | car development | component qualification etc. processes is crucial and our core expertise
  • Staying in close contact with the customer and never losing the target
  • Having trustful relationships with joint experiences
  • Being able to activate people who help
Meet Our Global Leadership Team

Management in our business is entrepreneurial drive
and deep dive into the interests and technologies of our supplier partners.

Gerald Zimmermann

Managing Director | CEO
ZAT Headquarters

Stefan Braitsch

General Manager ZAT Group
Headquarters Stuttgart

Jochen Mielich

General Manager ZAT Group
Headquarters Stuttgart

Masahiro Miyagawa

General Manager Japan

Shailendra K. Agarwal

General Manager India

Dasong Li

General Manager China

Erick Torres

General Manager México

Dave Race

General Manager USA


We are close to all automotive engineering and procurement centers worldwide

Success cases with our clients

We have continued to be innovators for our industry, with an entrepreneurial culture that is never satisfied with the status quo, for ourselves or for our clients.