Franz Zambelli Sopalù and his brother Carlo take charge of renovating the church steeple on the Sacred Heart Church in Haus im Wald near Grafenau. Soon he meets young Ursula, who takes every opportunity to watch him at work when her own duties are done. The two become a couple. Franz soon makes the decision to move to the Bavarian Forest for good.
After completing his job on the construction site, Franz Zambelli Sopalù performed an – altogether quite reckless – handstand on the newly placed cross of the church steeple, a motif that has accompanied the Zambelli Group’s logo and claim for some time.
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.
Zambelli sells its 40 percent stake in Fricke GmbH to the co-partner KME Osnabrück (today’s KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG).
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 Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG builds a new warehouse for roof drainage accessories at its Haus im Wald location in Lower Bavaria.
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.
Zambelli Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG puts its fully automatic corner transfer line into operation. The innovative manufacturing process expands the depth of its production facilities. Zambelli seizes a pre-eminent position on the market.
The logistics department starts using scanners in the roof drainage warehouse.
Zambelli takes over the chimney hood production division at Walter Zuleger GmbH.
Zambelli invests in modern production lines for gutters and downpipes at its site in the Czech Republic. From then on, expanding systems business becomes a strategic goal.
Zambelli introduces automation within its elbow production in a robotic facility at its site in Haus im Wald.
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.
The Zambelli Group celebrates its 50th anniversary with a big party in the newly built warehouse in Haus im Wald.
The practical 3-point connector creates a stable join between outlets and elbows without the need for tools – yet another innovation from Zambelli.
Zambelli takes over Entlesberger GesmbH & Co, KG in St. Valentin and renames it Zambelli Color + Systeme GmbH & Co. KG.
Zambelli completes its takeover of FA-VOL s.r.l. in Gambarare di Mira, Italy.
Zambelli takes over COLORFERR Kft. in Györköny, Hungary, and renames it Zambelli COLORFERR Kft.
Roof drainage production in Romania and the Czech Republic is relocated to Györköny/Hungary, the second competence centre after Haus im Wald.
Zambelli is a proud winner of the “BAVARIA’S BEST 50” award. This prize is conferred on particularly fast-growing, medium-sized companies that have achieved remarkable increases in their workforce and revenue over recent years.
The roof drainage division launches the Master System on the German market.
Production is discontinued at Zambelli FA-VOL in Italy and the manufacturing facilities are relocated to Germany and Hungary. The site closes.
The warehouses are equipped with the automated storage shelve units that Zambelli had specifically developed for this purpose.
The site in St. Valentin is closed and its operations transferred to Haus im Wald and Györköny.
Zambelli moves into its new, state-of-the art logistics warehouse in Budweis, Czech Republic.
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