The company is investing about $90 million in the factory, which will employ around 200 people.
The gearbox maker said it is establishing service centres in North America as well as the UK, Spain and Italy. It also plans to enter the Chinese and Indian markets.
ZF, a manufacturer of auto parts including transmissions and steering systems, is hoping for worldwide wind industry sales of €50 million by 2014.
Danish manufacturer Vestas installed its first US machines in 1985, and contributed 1.4GW – or 15% - of the 9.5GW installed in the country last year.