Zeppelin Systems GmbH
As a leading global plant engineering company for the handling of high-quality bulk materials we work in the industry sectors plastic, rubber and tire, chemical and food. Zeppelin Systems supplies all plant engineering services from a single source from basic engineering and the production of our own components and control technology through to the final assembly as well as a comprehensive after-sales service. All contacts come from a single source because we are involved in every project phase ourselves. This keeps the number of interfaces to a minimum and ensures that projects run smoothly.
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- Industry Type:
- Manufacturing, Other
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Success can be Planned
We build every Zeppelin system in accordance with customers’ individual requirements. Over 1,300 employees – a large number of which are highly qualified process technicians and engineers – work with passion and a perfectionist inventive spirit until a system is running like clockwork in the best interests of our customers. With the support of the world’s largest technical network for bulk materials as well as know-how from over 60 years’ experience in plant engineering, they constantly make improvements and develop innovative processes and new technologies.
This strong “heartbeat” that emanates from our control center in Friedrichshafen is felt all around the world. With production facilities in Germany, Belgium, Brazil, the USA, Saudi Arabia and China as well as subsidiaries and representative offices all around the world, we are able to serve our markets with speed, flexibility and the utmost proximity to our customers.
The economic strength of our company due to its foundation-based structure, inherited from the Graf Zeppelin Stiftung (foundation) set up in 1908, gives us financial strength and is the basis for the long-term and successful partnership with our customers.
A strong family
The Zeppelin Group operates 190 sites around the world. In the 2015 fiscal year, its 7,800 employees generated sales of over 2.33 billion euros. Group-wide collaboration in the Zeppelin Group revolves around a management holding company and six strategic business units: Construction Equipment EU (sales and servicing of construction machines), Construction Equipment CIS (sales and servicing of construction and agricultural machines), Rental (rental and project solutions for the construction and industry sectors), Power Systems (drive, propulsion, traction, and energy systems), Plant Engineering (engineering and plant engineering) and Z Lab (innovative business models for the construction, logistics and infrastructure sectors). Zeppelin GmbH is the Group holding company. It is legally domiciled in Friedrichshafen and has its head office in Garching near Munich, Germany.
Ethical conduct and sustainability in terms of legal, economic, ecological and social responsibility are important components in the procurement function of Zeppelin Systems GmbH and all its subsidiaries. This includes long-term business relationships based on trust and suppliers conducting their business in compliance with the law.
Your Markets are our Markets
We support our customers in the construction or expansion of production facilities in whichever market they are targeting. We are generally already “there.” We serve major local markets with 19 subsidiaries.
We are familiar with the local conditions and national standards as well as the legal provisions and adapt them in our engineering concept. We are not just a supplier but also deliver turn-key systems. Our customers can communicate with us in their local language and always meet up with us in the right time zone.
Invoicing in the respective local currency is an added benefit for successful cooperation. In comparison to small local-based suppliers, Zeppelin customers benefit from global know-how and the experience of more than 500 engineers who know their business.
From a local tank manufacturer to an international engineering company
Everyone knows the story about Graf Zeppelin’s airships that bore his name. The historic flights, but also the Hindenburg tragedy will always remain in people’s memories.
Change as an opportunity
The history of the large aviation company is closely linked to the history of Zeppelin Systems GmbH, because the downfall of one resulted in the rise of the other.
In 1947 the Allied military administration ordered the dismantling and foreclosure of the aviation group. With no production facilities, the end of the Zeppelin organisation seemed inevitable. However, giving up was not an option for the proud Zeppelin employees. The company focused on the wealth of know-how that had been acquired in the production of airships. Great masterpieces had been achieved, particularly in aluminium processing technology. Therefore, Metallwerke Friedrichshafen GmbH was founded and a new start was made with the production of lightweight structures and large containers for the chemical industry.
Growth opportunities exploited
Success was not long in coming. Zeppelin silos very quickly had an excellent reputation in the market. Over the years, the portfolio was extended to include other key components for the bulk material industry. The company gradually developed into a specialist for the storage, conveying, mixing, metering and weighing of high-quality bulk materials.
Subsidiaries were founded in Belgium, Italy, India, Singapore, the USA, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, England and China. The company’s business areas were substantially expanded at the dawn of the new millennium through strategic alliances and acquisitions.
Polyolefin Plants, Plastic & Rubber Plants, Food Plants and Mixing Technology are handled by the industry sectors, in which we “feel at home.” Zeppelin is now the world’s leading plant engineering company for the handling of high-quality bulk materials.