The history of the Zeppelin brand began in 1900 with the flight of the first airship constructed by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. This event was a testimony to the enormous technological breakthrough on which the foundations of the corporation were built. The airships produced by the company were called "zeppelins" in honor of the founder, and during World War I they were used for military operations - they made numerous bombings, incl. for Antwerp, Warsaw, Paris and London. In 1950, the company Metallwerk Friedrichshafen GmbH was founded and this date is considered to be the beginning of the company Zeppelin GmbH. The legal seat is in Friedrichshafen, while the head office is in Garching near Munich in the south of Germany.
At present, the Zeppelin GmbH group operates in over 30 countries, has 190 branches and employs approximately 7,700 employees. There are 6 business units operating within it: EU construction machines (sale and service of construction machines and parts), CIS construction machines (rental and sale of construction and agricultural equipment), machine rental, energy systems, industrial installations and Z Lab, where new digital business models.
From the 1950s, Zeppelin began a close cooperation with Caterpillar, which was primarily aimed at selling and servicing parts and machines of the American manufacturer on the German market, and currently Zeppelin focuses primarily on these issues. With the passage of time, the German concern gained the right to represent the American company also on other markets in Europe and Asia. The offer includes, among others
In addition to Caterpillar equipment, Zeppelin also focuses on its own production. The ZM series excavators deserve special attention.
A wide range of services and products is offered by the Polish branch of the company (which is a subsidiary of Zeppelin Czech), which is over 25 years old and provides its clients with technical consultancy, the possibility of renting forklifts, sale of construction equipment (Zeppelin machines and parts) and service. Since 2003, it has been an authorized and exclusive distributor of Hyster brand products (over 140 models of forklifts), and since 2014 it has a monopoly on the distribution of Goupil electric platform vehicles.
If you plan to develop your business, we highly recommend Zeppelin machines and parts. Our sales advisors are available to advise you and help you tailor products and services to your needs. We provide competitive prices, comprehensive advice and after-sales service. As a company with decades of experience, we guarantee services at the highest level, and customer satisfaction is our highest value.