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About Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH

We, the Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH (=construction machine LLC), have been the distribution and service partner of the Caterpillar Inc. since 1954, the worldwide largest manufacturer of construction machines. Until today, the Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH has become the largest business unit of the ZEPPELIN group, and it is Europe’s leading distribution and service organization of the branch of trade.

A harmonious thing: Zeppelin’s factors of success

Zeppelin is everywhere in Germany and Austria, please find the nearest Zeppelin location 

The success of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH consists of different components that have the decisive additional value for our customer as a whole. Among that are the nationwide network of branches in proprietary possession and first-class consultancy by means of trained and experienced employees. We are able to offer you leasing, hire purchase, rent, all-inclusive-financing or individual hybrid forms according to your needs. More than 1,000 employees in our service- and spare part organization as well as 600 optimally equipped service vehicles form an organization with a unique clout. And we deliver 98% of our spare parts to our customers within 24 hours via the central spare parts warehouse of Zeppelin in Cologne and the downstream warehouses of Caterpillar in Grimbergen (Belgium) and Morton (USA).

At the beginning of the 20th century, our company’s founder Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin has been a symbol for innovation and progress with his airship for the human beings of the whole world: The belief in a vision, strong will for success and last but not least his pioneering spirit have made history beyond all limits. This spirit of an offensive concept for the future lives on in our company.

After the Second World War and the end of the era of airships coming along with it, the Zeppelin-foundation that had come into existence due to a legacy of the Graf and that was administered by the city of Friedrichshafen founded the Metallwerk Friedrichshafen GmbH in July 1950, today’s ZEPPELIN GmbH. It consists of the strategic business units Construction Machines Central Europe, Construction Machines Nordics, Construction Machines Eurasia, Rental, Power Systems and Plant Engineering.

Today, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, with 1,886 employees and a revenue of approximately 1.33 billion euros generated in 2023, is the largest company within the Zeppelin Group. The product portfolio includes not only the distribution of new and used Caterpillar construction machinery but also services provided nationwide through 35 branches, consultation, and financing for the equipment. The headquarters and legal seat of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH are located in Garching near Munich.

The management of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH


V.l.n.r: Philip Wolters, Dr. Andreas Kamm, Holger Schulz, Thomas Weber

Holger Schulz, Dipl.-Ing. (Maschinenbau): Chairman of the Management Board

1995 Entry at zeppelin as Product Manager Compact Machines
1999 Service Manager Zeppelin Russia, St. Petersburg
2002 Director Service Zeppelin Russia, Moscow
2005 General Manager Zeppelin International AG, Minsk
2008 Director Mining Division Zeppelin Russia, Moscow
2010 General Director, Zeppelin Ukraine, Kiev
2014 Head of Business Unit Corporate Customers, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, Garching
2018 Managing Director Zeppelin International AG, Zug - Switzerland and General Director Zeppelin Russia, Moscow
from December 2022: Consultant for the Eastern European market
since Aug 2023 Chairman of the Management Board of  Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH

Thomas Weber, Dipl.-Kfm.: Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

1989 Entry at Zeppelin in the area of customer service management
1993 Head of Service Organization Department
1999 Head of Service Controlling, Service Contracts at Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH
2002 - 2012 Various leadership positions in a construction machinery industry company, most recently as Managing Director
since 2012 Managing Director of Service at Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH 

Dr. Andreas Kamm, Dipl.-Kfm.: Management Board

2011 Entry at Zeppelin as Head of Group Audit at Zeppelin GmbH
2017 - 2022 Commercial Managing Director (CFO), Authorized Officer Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH
since 2023 Finance Director of Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH 

Philip Wolters, Lawyer: Management Board

2004 Entry at Zeppelin in the Corporate Legal Department of Zeppelin GmbH
2008 Head of Corporate Legal Department; Authorized Officer, Zeppelin GmbH 
2012 Chief Compliance Officer, Zeppelin GmbH
2018 - 2022  Business Director Human Resources & Legal, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH; Head of Compliance & Data Protection, Zeppelin GmbH
since 2023 Managing Director Human Resources, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH