The success of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH consists of different components that have the decisive additional value for our customer as a whole. Among that are the nationwide network of branches in proprietary possession and first-class consultancy by means of trained and experienced employees. We are able to offer you leasing, hire purchase, rent, all-inclusive-financing or individual hybrid forms according to your needs. More than 1,000 employees in our service- and spare part organization as well as 600 optimally equipped service vehicles form an organization with a unique clout. And we deliver 98% of our spare parts to our customers within 24 hours via the central spare parts warehouse of Zeppelin in Cologne and the downstream warehouses of Caterpillar in Grimbergen (Belgium) and Morton (USA).
At the beginning of the 20th century, our company’s founder Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin has been a symbol for innovation and progress with his airship for the human beings of the whole world: The belief in a vision, strong will for success and last but not least his pioneering spirit have made history beyond all limits. This spirit of an offensive concept for the future lives on in our company.
After the Second World War and the end of the era of airships coming along with it, the Zeppelin-foundation that had come into existence due to a legacy of the Graf and that was administered by the city of Friedrichshafen founded the Metallwerk Friedrichshafen GmbH in July 1950, today’s ZEPPELIN GmbH. It consists of the strategic business units Construction Machines Central Europe, Construction Machines Nordics, Construction Machines Eurasia, Rental, Power Systems and Plant Engineering.
Today Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH is the largest company within the ZEPPELIN Group, with 1,737 employees and 1.09 billion € turnover in 2020. In addition to the sale of new and used Caterpillar construction machines, the product portfolio includes service, which is provided nationwide in 35 branches, consulting and financing of the equipment. The headquarter and the legal domicile of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH are located in Garching near Munich.