The brothers Franz and Carlo Zambelli Sopalù laid the foundation for our company in 1957. In doing so, they followed the philosophy of their ancestors, demonstrating masterful craftsmanship and a thirst to shape their own destinies. Zambelli was built on the flawless embodiment of this philosophy in its daily work and in passing on these values to subsequent generations. To this day, the continuous transformation of fresh ideas and processes into high-quality products and services is what drives our growth.
Within decades, this two-man trades business had developed into an internationally active group of companies. Today, we have over 1,200 employees at seven locations in four European countries. In 2011, Zambelli received the Bavaria’s Best 50 Award from the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs in recognition of this corporate achievement.
Numerous international patents and utility models aptly demonstrate that the high standards we aspire to have remained unchanged to this day. We continue to see ourselves as visionaries by tradition, combining competence, innovative spirit and quality as our most valuable maxims. We are proud of the fact that Zambelli has preserved the spirit of a family business. After all, we know very well that it takes genuine team spirit to drive a company forward unwaveringly.
The brothers Franz and Carlo Zambelli Sopalù found Gebrüder Zambelli Kircheninstandsetzung in Haus im Wald near Grafenau. They quickly make a name for themselves in the technical roof and façade business as specialists for extraordinary building projects: Renovation of the steeple atop the local Sacred Heart Church is the defining moment in the nascent company’s history. Extensive expertise and years of experience in the fitting and roofing trades still enable the company to complete national and international projects.
The first major production facility for the manufacture of roof drainage accessories and metalworking is established using cutting-edge machinery in Haus im Wald. This marks the beginning of today's largest business division in the Zambelli portfolio.
Developed by Otto Zambelli Sopalù, the innovative metal roof system RIB-ROOF is launched on the European market. Technological advantages in production and assembly enable completion of the first large-scale projects. This step also marks the beginning of today’s building envelope business division.
Carlo Zambelli Sopalù passes away unexpectedly. Ursula and Franz Zambelli Sopalù manage the businesses in his place.
Kircheninstandsetzungs GmbH celebrates its 30th anniversary in Haus im Wald, the very first Zambelli location.
Franz Zambelli Sopalù views the historical fall of the Iron Curtain and the accompanying opening of the East as a great opportunity: He founds Zambelli-technik, spol.s.r.o., In Krumau, Czech Republic, initially as an in-house supplier for the Wegscheid site. But the company develops quickly into an economically independent enterprise through important investments and the start of subcontracting for the automotive and caravan sectors: The caravanning division is born.
Zambelli acquires a stake in Italian roof drainage producer FA-VOL s.r.l. in Gambarare di Mira, Italy, the first manufacturer of elbows made from welded pipe.
Zambelli closes its in-house galvanization facility at the Haus im Wald site. The company switches to purchasing strip galvanised materials for reasons of sustainability.
Steady growth and the integration of further activities such as stove and fireplace production at the Krumlov site, necessitate expansion of production capacities and lay the foundation for the later heating technology division.
Zambelli receives the East Bavarian Technology Transfer Award.
The company site in Wegscheid already celebrates its
25th anniversary this year.
Zambelli Kircheninstandsetzungs GmbH is renamed
Zambelli Dach + Fassadentechnik GmbH.
Franz Zambelli takes over the chair of the advisory committee at Zambelli GmbH.
Zambelli founds Zambelli metal s.r.l. in Sf. Gheorghe/Romania.
Haus im Wald in Lower Bavaria continues to grow. The first warehouse and the “old tool shop” are torn down and replaced by a larger warehouse.
Zambelli RIB-ROOF GmbH & Co. KG relocates from Haus im Wald and Aiterhofen to Stephansposching.
Zambelli completes its takeover of FA-VOL s.r.l. in Gambarare di Mira, Italy, the same year.
The group of companies receives the award “BAVARIA'S BEST 50” and at the same time celebrates its 35th anniversary at the Wegscheid site. This prize is awarded to particularly fast-growing, medium-sized companies that have achieved a remarkable increase in their workforce and revenue over recent years.
Zambelli GmbH & Co. KG is awarded the Top Rating certificate.
Company founder Franz Zambelli Sopalù succumbs to a long, serious illness on 22 February 2015 at the age of 81. Company management passes to his two daughters Marietta and Regina Zambelli Sopalù. Ursula Zambelli Sopalù accompanies the company's fortunes as senior manager.
Production is discontinued at Zambelli FA-VOL s.r.l. in Italy and the manufacturing facilities are relocated to Germany and Hungary. The site closes.
Franz Xaver Grill, who served as managing director of several business divisions and the holding company for decades, dies in an accident on 3 May at the age of just 59.
The roof drainage warehouses are equipped with automated long goods racks specially developed by Zambelli.
Zambelli moves into its new, state-of-the art logistics warehouse in Budweis, Czech Republic.
After 2011, the Zambelli Group receives the "BAYERNS BEST 50" award for the second time, which is presented by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs for special achievements in terms of turnover and employee growth.