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About the Zeppelin group

Zeppelin Group operates more than 200 sites around the world. In the 2019 fiscal year, it had around 10,000 employees who generated sales of 3.1 billion euros. Group-wide collaboration in 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 (new digital business models). Zeppelin GmbH is the Group holding company. It is legally domiciled in Friedrichshafen and has its head office in Garching near Munich. For more information, visit

Zeppelin Power Systems - how it all began

As early as the beginning of the last century, our founders set their sights high: Zeppelin Power Systems is part of the Zeppelin Group and the Zeppelin Foundation, which was founded in 1908 and has its roots in Zeppelin airship building with Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. In 1954 Zeppelin was assigned the service and distribution rights for Caterpillar engines in Germany and many other countries. Today, the Zeppelin Group consists of the business units Construction Equipment EU, Construction Equipment CIS, Rental, Plant Engineering and Power Systems.

2007 saw the establishment of the independent legal entity Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and with offices in Achim, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Bremen and Duisburg. In 2012 an additional legal entity was founded in Moscow.

Today, Zeppelin Power Systems distributes drive and energy systems based on modern Caterpillar engines of the renowned Cat brand in Germany, Russia, many countries in Europe and the CIS. The sales and service locations for Cat and MaK include Germany, Austria, Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, Northern and Southwest Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Uzbekistan.

For MaK engines, we are also active in Azerbaijan, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldawia, Mongolia, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Kazakhstan and Cyprus.

High Quality Standard

Alongside diesel, gas, and dual-fuel engines of 10 – 16,800 kW, the portfolio also includes complete system solutions and even turnkey projects. The turbocharger service and ballast water treatment systems complement the program. As a full-service provider, we offer our customers individual, highly efficient system solutions with comprehensive service from one source. We support our customers from the initial idea through to project planning, implementation planning, and commissioning. Our complete, 24-hour After Sales service then comes into play, offering all maintenance and repair work, rapid global spare parts availability, technical upgrades, and training units. 

Responding flexibly to your needs and to the latest requirements, thereby ensuring a high quality standard – this is what we stand for at Zeppelin Power Systems. 


Caterpillar – the black and yellow legend

In the early 1950s, the renowned American engine and construction equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar Inc., was looking for a partner for its business in Germany. Caterpillar quickly chose ZEPPELIN. The two companies entered into a strategic partnership, which developed into a success story that continues to this day.
For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has driven progress and promoted positive and sustainable change on every continent. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.