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History

 
THE ZINGERLE-STORY

The year is 1948. Franz Zingerle has just pocketed his millwright certificate and his head is full of plans. In the modest confines of the house in which he was born, his father gives him his first opportunity to make something of himself. By 1963, it becomes necessary to expand the living quarters and operational facility in Schabs for the first time. In 1979, Franz moves to the hamlet‘s industrial zone, where he has acquired a property to build the base for the future. His sons, Martin and Georg, recognize the potential of their father‘s operation and join the company in 1984. Back then, the company was manufacturing equipment and machinery for agricultural, residential and environmental purposes.

In 1986, Zingerlemetal starts producing bases for picnic tables and benches. It also becomes apparent at that time that the long-term existence and independence of the company can only be guaranteed by establishing an in-house sales organization. Four years later, party and promotional tents are added to the product portfolio. The Zingerle brothers soon recognize the demand for high-quality products and in 1993, start manufacturing and selling their own line of tents under the brand name MASTERTENT. Such is the success that the production facilities and offices are getting too too small quickly. Once again an expansion is needed. The production faclitiy is expanded to 3.500 and the offices to 400 square meters.

In 1997, it is decided to open the first foreign subsidiary in Spain. MASTERTENT IBÉRICA SL is founded shortly thereafter. And again, the company expansion requires larger premises - in 1999 it is expanded to 8.800 square meters. In 2003 the newly built facility with 7.000 square meters for production and 1.200 square meters for administration is inaugurated.

In the same year the foundation for the construction of the production facility in Romania is laid, which emlpoys 200 workers nowadays. New foreign branches are opened from 2005 to 2011 in France, Austria and Switzerland. The internationally oriented company continues to grow so that the year 2017 is dominated by a new branch in the USA. Further subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Poland follow shortly.

2018 is after all the year of a proud anniversary- 70 years Zingerlemetal- and at the same time a year full of development: inflatable advertising media are added to the product portfolio of the innovative company. The corporate name is changed from "Zingerlemetal AG" to "Zingerle AG" and the ownership is completely passed on to Georg Zingerle.

By now the company has an international sales network of subsidiary enterprises and importers and is represented in over 30 countries worldwide. The national market is managed by 18 sales agents. The whole corporate group currently employs 300 staff members at the headquarters in Italy and the branches in Romania, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland and the USA. One of the biggest photovoltaic systems in South Tyrol on the roof of the company building delivers electricity for the production site and therefore makes an active contribution to environmental protection.

The Zingerle family has understood for decades how to pass value from generation to generation and at the same time remain bold and innovative. The company’s philosophy is formulated accordingly: “THE FASCINATING THING ABOUT THE FUTURE IS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SHAPE IT.”

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