2020-1900: With history we build the future!

  • 2020

    • Operative areas are divided in six strategic business units (SBUs)

    • ▪ Construction Equipment Central Europe
    • ▪ Construction Equipment Nordics
    • ▪ Construction Equipment Eurasia
    • ▪ Rental
    • ▪ Power Systems
    • ▪ Plant Engineering
    • ▪ and one strategic management center: Zeppelin Digit

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Sweden, Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands

    • Zeppelin takes over Baltic Marine Contractors (BMC) and thus distribution and service of MaK engines in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Iceland

  • 2019

    • Foundation Strategic Business Unit Construction Equipment Nordics

    Acquisition  Luther Gruppe (specialized in traffic telematics)

  • 2018

    • Foundation klickparts

    • Acquisition  Nuova Ciba S.p.A., Italy

    • Acquisition Baustellen-Verkehrs-Technik GmbH

    • Renaming Quality Service into Zeppelin Aviation & Industrial Service

  • 2017

    • Foundation Joint Venture with Smart Controls India Ltd.

  • 2016

    • Establishment New Strategic Business Unit Z Lab

  • 2014

    • Foundation klickrent GmbH and Streif Baulogistik GmbH

    • Acquisition Blohm + Voss Inspection Service GmbH (BIS)

    • Acquisition HOCHTIEF subsidiary Streif Baulogistik

  • 2013

    • Zeppelin takes over the distribution and service of mining machinery from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC in all Caterpillar territories

  • 2012

    • Establishment Zeppelin Power Systems Russia LLC.

  • 2010

    Restructuring of operative areas into five Strategic Business Units (SBUs)

    • ▪ Construction Equipment EU
    • ▪ Construction Equipment CIS
    • ▪ Rental
    • ▪ Power Systems
    • ▪ Plant Engineering

    • Foundation Joint Venture with Shanghai Dekai Industrial Technology Inc., today’s Zeppelin Systems China (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

    • Acquisition Berndt Verkehrstechnik GmbH

  • 2009

    • Acquisition Reimelt Henschel GmbH

    • Acquisition BAD Baustellen- Absicherung Dietrich GmbH & Co. KG

  • 2008

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems Gulf Co. Ltd. in Saudi-Arabia

  • 2007

    • Consolidation of the engine business into Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG.

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems UK Ltd. in Great Britain

    • Acquisition FAT Filtertechnik into plant engineering

  • 2005

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Armenia

  • 2004

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Belarus

    • Acquisition Motan Material Handling GmbH

  • 2003

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems China (Beijing) Ltd.

    • Acquisition MVS AG

    Foundation MVS Zeppelin GmbH & Co. KG

  • 2002

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Southwest Russia

    • Acquisition MaK Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, distribution and service of MaK ship engines

  • 2001

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

    • Foundation Polymer Alliance together with Japan Steel Works and Haver & Boecker

  • 2000

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems Italy SRL

  • 1998

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Northwest Russia

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems USA Inc. in Houston

  • 1997

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  • 1996

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Ukraine

  • 1995

    • Renaming in Zeppelin GmbH

    • Restructuring of the company into industry and trade

  • 1992

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Austria

    • Acquisition Pneumatic Conveying Systems, today‘s Zeppelin Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

  • 1991

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Czech and Slovakian Republic

  • 1990

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in former East Germany

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systems Benelux N.V in Belgium

    • Acquisition AVT Anlagen- und Verfahrenstechnik

  • 1989

    • Foundation Zeppelin Systemtechnik GmbH

    • Acquisition Peter Bauer Fahrzeugbau GmbH

  • 1987

    • Acquisition Zeppelin Systems Latin America Ltda.

  • 1961

    • Renaming into Zeppelin-Metallwerke GmbH

  • 1954

    • Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar dealer in Western Germany  

  • 1950

    • April, 1 1950: Foundation Fahrzeuginstandhaltung Friedrichshafen GmbH (FIF) (1960: FIF was taken over by Metallwerk Friedrichshafen)

    • July, 22 1950: Foundation Metallwerke Friedrichshafen GmbH by Zeppelin Foundation

  • 1908

    Foundation Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH and Zeppelin Foundation

  • 1900

    July, 2 1900: Maiden flight LZ 1 (Air ship constructed by Graf Zeppelin)

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