History of roof drainage.
THE BEGINNINGS OF ZAMBELLI’S HISTORY.
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.
NEW PRDUCTION FACILITY.
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.
SALE OF SHARES IN FRICKE GMBH.
Zambelli sells its 40 percent stake in Fricke GmbH to the co-partner KME Osnabrück (today’s KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG).
NEW SHAREHOLDING IN FA-VOL S.R.L., ITALY.
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.
NEW WAREHOUSE HAUS IM WALD.
Zambelli Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG builds a new warehouse for roof drainage accessories at its Haus im Wald location in Lower Bavaria.
DISMANTLING OF THE GALVANISING PLANT.
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.
COMMISSIONING OF THE ANGLE TRANSFER LINE.
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.
TAKEOVER OF CHIMNEY HOOD PRODUCTION.
Zambelli takes over the chimney hood production division at Walter Zuleger GmbH.
LAUNCH OF THE SYSTEM BUSINESS.
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.
INTRODUCTION OF AUTOMATION.
Zambelli introduces automation within its elbow production in a robotic facility at its site in Haus im Wald.
MODERNISATION AT THE PRODUCTION SITE 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.
Half a century of Zambelli.
The Zambelli Group celebrates its 50th anniversary with a big party in the newly built warehouse in Haus im Wald.
INVENTION OF THE 3-POINT CONNECTOR FOR TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION.
The practical 3-point connector creates a stable join between outlets and elbows without the need for tools – yet another innovation from Zambelli.
TAKEOVER OF ENTLESBERGER GMBH & Co. KG, AUSTRIA.
Zambelli takes over Entlesberger GesmbH & Co, KG in St. Valentin and renames it Zambelli Color + Systeme GmbH & Co. KG.
TAKEOVER OF IN FA-VOL S.R.L., ITALY.
Zambelli completes its takeover of FA-VOL s.r.l. in Gambarare di Mira, Italy.
TAKEOVER OF COLORFERR Kft., HUNGARY.
Zambelli takes over COLORFERR Kft. in Györköny, Hungary, and renames it Zambelli COLORFERR Kft.
PRODUCTION COMPETENCE CENTRES HAUS IM WALD & GYÖRKÖNY.
Roof drainage production in Romania and the Czech Republic is relocated to Györköny/Hungary, the second competence centre after Haus im Wald.
AWARD “BAVARIA’S BEST 50”.
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.
INTRODUCTION OF THE MASTER SYSTEM.
The roof drainage division launches the Master System on the German market.
CLOSURE OF THE ITALY SITE.
Production is discontinued at Zambelli FA-VOL in Italy and the manufacturing facilities are relocated to Germany and Hungary. The site closes.
EXPANSION OF THE WAREHOUSES IN HAUS IM WALD & GYÖRKÖNY.
The warehouses are equipped with the automated storage shelve units that Zambelli had specifically developed for this purpose.
CLOSURE OF THE AUSTRIA SITE.
The site in St. Valentin is closed and its operations transferred to Haus im Wald and Györköny.
NEW LOGISTICS WAREHOUSE IN BUDWEIS.
Zambelli moves into its new, state-of-the art logistics warehouse in Budweis, Czech Republic.