Sioen and ZF win Telematik Award

Sioen and ZF Friedrichshafen AG have won the Telematik Award in the category Trailer Telematics with Detector, a product containing Sioen’s Protector technology and the Transics branded TX-Trailerguard ™, the advanced Fleet Management Solution from ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division (former WABCO).

Trailer cargo theft is a common problem that Sioen and ZF are tackling together with the “Detector” solution. Sioen’s Detector is already a fully working solution having been field tested extensively by a number of leading fleets.


Detector contains Sioen’s Protector technology and ZF’s TX-Trailerguard ™. Protector is a multi-layered tarpaulin, consisting of textile and steel wire. It stops deep cuts made by knives and has conductive layers that can be used in trailer doors, roofs and sides. Thanks to the interface with ZF’s TX-Trailerguard ™ technology, an alarm goes off the moment someone tampers with the tarpaulin. Through ZF’s TX-Connect™ solution, the alarm can trigger different scenarios, such as sending notifications to the driver, fleet back office and control tower or activate a sirene installed on the trailer to scare off the intruder.

When this new product is combined with WABCO’s OptiLock™, an advanced wireless electronic door lock which enables remote live monitoring and management of trailer access, fleets can now further improve their ability to control potential trailer breaches in real time.

Telematik Award

The bi-annual Telematik Award celebrates its 10th birthday this year. It is the highest award that can be granted to companies that show outstanding achievements in the telematics field. The Telematik Award is organised by, which honours outstanding development achievements and solutions in the field of telematics.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies different kinds of vehicles. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions and protecting the climate.

ZF, which acquired WABCO Holdings Inc. on May 29, 2020, now has 160,000 employees worldwide with approximately 260 locations in 41 countries. In 2019, the two then-independent companies achieved sales of €36.5 billion (ZF) and $3.4 billion (WABCO).

Sioen Industries

Sioen Industries NV (Brussels: SIOE), a Belgium-based Euronext stock quoted company, is a worldwide leader in technical textiles, colour dispersions and sophisticated protective garments. Sioen Industries Coating activities are fully vertically integrated, including the extrusion of man-made fibers and yarns, manufacturer of woven and non-woven fabrics, laid scrims and technical textile coatings. Sioen Industries Chemicals provides tailor-made colour dispersions across a variety of polymers, epoxies, silicones and other materials. Sioen Industries Apparel division designs, develops, produces and markets sophisticated technical protective garments for professional use. The group has a leading position in key markets within transportation, firefighting, reinforcement textiles, sail fabrics, ballistic protection.

SIOEN media contact

Frederik Vroman, Sales and Business Development Manager

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ZF media contact

Thomas Wenzel, Director Global Corporate Communications

Email:; Phone: +49 7541 77-2543