The Zenit Group
History

Zenit was established at the end of the 50s. it was founded by Ugo Zeni to build and repair electric motors and hydraulic pumps. The head office is in Modena. The market is Italy.


1977 In 1977 the company leadership was passed on to the founder’s daughter, Adriana, and her husband, Italo Bottan. The range of products designed and built by Zenit is enriched: centrifugal electric, self priming, volumetric, submerged, submersible and surface pumps. The reference market is always the Italian one.

1985 In 1985 the company makes a strategic choice: it decides to focus the production on submersible pumps for foul waste water.

1990 1990 marks the beginning of Zenit expansion on foreign markets: Europe, Asia and South America. It is also the year that Davide Bottan, the owners’ eldest son, joins the company.

1990
1994
From 1990 to 1994, Zenit triples its turnover and in 1995 obtains the UNI-EN-ISO 9001 certification.

1996 1996 the company head office is moved to a new establishment in San Cesario, with a surface area of 10,000 sq m. Lorenzo Bottan, brother of Davide, joins the company.

1998
2002
The years from 1998-2002 are characterised by the expansion of the company on new markets and the range widened with products destined for sewage disposal: mixers, aerators, oxygenators.

2001 APEX is founded in 2001, a software company which becomes part of the Zenit Group.

2003 Between 2003 and 2004 Zenit obtains the UNI-EN-ISO 9001:2000 company certification and ATEX product certification.

2006 In 2006 it opens a new Regional Office in Singapore and in 2007 it launches the new production and commercial unit in China, which occupies a total surface area of 16,500 sq m., of which 8,000 currently covered.

2006
2008
From 2006 to 2008 Zenit expands the San Cesario head office, which changes to a surface area of 19,000 sq m. and starts work to build a test tank, amongst the most complete in Europe.

2009 In 2009 the new EMEA (Europe and Middle East Area) Regional Office in Luxembourg becomes operative; 3,000 sq m. covered on a total surface area of 6,500.