The future always begins in the present as a continuation of yesterday.

 

A company that wishes to develop dynamically and constantly improve its competitive position must avoid the beaten path. It must take on the challenges of the market, attune itself to them and discover trends before others do. In this sense, Zobel Chemie has always been one of the pioneers in the market of water-soluble coating systems.

One of the most important accomplishments that we have thus far been able to promise our customers has been our reliability. In addition, we are committed day in and day out to continuous quality assurance and responsibility towards our environment. Strictly speaking, therefore, the certifications of our company according to DIN EN ISO 9001 und 14001 reflect our single-minded action.

 



Important developmental steps

 

1946
Opening of a wholesaler in chemical products by the father of later company owner Harry Zobel, Senior.

1952
Expansion of the wholesale business, while establishing a commercial enterprise for the production of chemical-technical products.

1956

Additional opening of a do-it-yourself store with the focus on paints and varnishes.

1965
Start of production of wood surface coatings and wood preservatives
under the brand name Zowosan® wood coatings.

1967
Acquisition of an additional parcel of land and construction of manufacturing plants and warehouses.

1970
– arrival of the corporate managing partner Harry Zobel
– change of legal form into a limited partnership

1972
Expansion of manufacturing and storage facilities and renovation of
 existing premises.

1979
– acquisition of a larger plot of land at the present location and construction
   of additional production and storage halls
– the do-it-yourself store remains in the old premises
– after the death of the limited partner Harry Zobel, Senior, the company is
   converted into a limited liability company

1997 / 1998
– expansion and renovation of the existing premises: New construction of
   management, manufacturing and warehouse buildings
– incorporation of the new construction of a research and development center
   with integrated application engineering center and training center
– state-of-the-art process control is the basis for greater capacity and
   quality assurance

2014
Expansion and fundamental redesign of Zobel application technology with the latest painting and drying technology for even better demonstration of development and customer-specific processing conditions

2017
Takeover of Zobel Chemie GmbH by the Berger Group. Former owner and managing director Harry Zobel retires at the same time after 47 years in the company and hands over to the managing directors Thomas M. Adam and Markus M. Adam