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Historical development of the Group


2020

Acquisition

PON Sweden & Denmark (including Greenland) and Baltic Marine Contractors (BMC)

Foundation

Strategic Business Unit Construction Equipment Nordics

Restructuring

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

Acquisition

Baustellen-Verkehrs-Technik GmbH

Takeover

Nuova Ciba S.p.A.

Name Change

Quality Service business area to Zeppelin Aviation & Industrial Service

2018



2017

Merging

of Zeppelin Rental GmbH & Co. KG and Zeppelin Streif Baulogistik GmbH to form Zeppelin Rental GmbH and Merging of Zeppelin Streif Baulogistik Österreich GmbH with Zeppelin Rental Österreich GmbH & Co. KG 

Establishment

New Strategic Business Unit Z Lab

2016



2014

Acquisition

Blohm + Voss GmbH Inspection Service (BIS) and bulk of HOCHTIEF subsidiary Streif Baulogistik

Foundation

Zeppelin Streif Baulogistik GmbH

Foundation

Klickrent GmbH

Acquisition

Zeppelin takes in all Cat territories the sales and service of mining machinery from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC

2013



2012

Establishment

Zeppelin Power Systems Russia LLC

Acquisition

GSL Gerätevermietung, Service, Logisitik GmbH

2011



2010

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

Construction Equipment EU

Construction Equipment CIS

Rental

Power Systems

Plant Engineering

Acquisition

Berndt Verkehrstechnik GmbH

Acquisition

Reimelt Henschel GmbH

Acquisition

BAD Baustellen- Absicherung Dietrich GmbH & Co. KG

2009



2007

Acquisition

FAT Filtertechnik

Consolidation of the engine business

Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Acquisition

mht Ludwigsburg and of Fördertechnik Freital

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer 

in Armenia

2005



2004

Acquisition

Motan Materials Handling GmbH

Foundation

Zeppelin International AG

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Belarus

Acquisition

Rental business of MSV AG

Foundation

MSV Zeppelin GmbH & Co. KG

2003



2002

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Southwest Russia

Establishment

Polymer Alliance with Japan Steel Works and Haver & Boecker

Foundation

Mak Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg

Acquisition

Distribution rights for MaK marine engines

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

2001



1998

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Northwest Russia

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Ukraine

1996



1995

Change of name in

ZEPPELIN GmbH Restructuring of the company into industry and trade 

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Austria

1992



1991

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Czechia/Slovakia

Acquisition

AVT Anlagen- und Verfahrenstechnik

Foundation

Subsidiaries in Belgium, Italy, India, Singapore, USA, Brazil, China, Saudi Arabia and Great Britain

1990


Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Former East Germany


1954

Zeppelin becomes Caterpillar Dealer in

Germany

Foundation

Metallwerk Friedrichshafen GmbH (today Zeppelin GmbH)

1950



1908

Establishment

Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH and the Zeppelin Foundation