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 EU, construction and agricultural machines CIS, Rental, Power Systems and plant engineering and construction.
We, the Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH (=construction machine LLC), have been the exclusive 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 ZEPPELIN, and it is Europe’s leading distribution and service organization of the branch of trade.
A harmonious thing: Zeppelin’s factors of success
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 Cat in Grimbergen (Belgium) and Morton (USA).