40 years ZIMMER GROUP – how the success story happened

From a cowshed to a global player – this is how the Zimmer Group‘s success story can be described in short words. In 1980, Günther and Martin Zimmer, who became interested in technical processes early on – out of necessity – in order to finance their own agricultural business, founded the company Zimmer Technische Werkstätten.

From a cowshed to a global player - this is how the Zimmer Group‘s success story can be described in short words. In 1980, Günther and Martin Zimmer, who became interested in technical processes early on - out of necessity - in order to finance their own agricultural business, founded the company Zimmer Technische Werkstätten. In an old converted cowshed in Rheinau - Freistett, he, his father and his brother Martin are tinkering with a standardized gripper that facilitates manufacturing processes in industry and can be used in many different ways. This idea led to the breakthrough and laid the foundation for the international success of the later Zimmer Group. In its anniversary year 2020, the Zimmer Group employs around 1,200 people worldwide and is today one of the leading international manufacturers of automation, machine and furniture damping components as well as process engineering. In addition, the Zimmer Group is an important and valued partner for system solutions from numerous well-known national and international companies in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering as well as the aviation, automotive and furniture industries. The Zimmer Group stands for high innovative power "Made in Germany" and makes a sustainable contribution to the growth of its customers with technologically leading products, 12 international branches and a sales network in 125 countries.




About the company
The Zimmer Group was founded in 1980 by the brothers Günther and Martin Zimmer in Rheinau. The company, which now employs more than 1,200 people worldwide, has divided its expertise, which has grown over decades, into six powerful technology areas: Handling technology, damping technology (industrial damping and soft close for furniture), linear technology, process technology, machine technology and system technology. In these technology areas, products with a claim to technological leadership are created which are sold worldwide under the established brand names of the Zimmer Group. More information can be found at www.zimmer-group.com.

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