Zenit is founded in the late '50s by Ugo Zeni, to build and repair electric motors and hydraulic pumps. It is based in Modena. It serves the Italian market.
Zenit's first location.
In 1977 the company reins pass into the hands of the founder's daughter, Adriana, and her husband, Italo Bottan. The range of products Zenit designs and builds is extended: centrifugal, self-priming, volumetric, submerged, submersible and surface electric pumps. The core market continues to be Italy.
Ugo Zeni and the Zenit range of electric pumps during the Fiera del Levante exhibition in Bari.
The company focuses its production efforts on submersible pumps for heavily soiled wastewater.
Zenit manufactures its first submersible electric pumps.
1990 sees the start of Zenit's expansion on to export markets in Europe, Asia and South America. That same year Davide Bottan, the owners' eldest son, joins the firm.
Davide Bottan joins Zenit
Zenit triples its turnover and in 1995 is awarded UNI-EN-ISO 9001 certification. In 1996 the company moves to the new plant at San Cesario, 10,000 m2 in area. Lorenzo Bottan, Davide's brother, joins the company.
Lorenzo Bottan, Davide's brother, joins the company.
During these years the company expands onto new markets and extends its wastewater treatment range with mixers, aerators and oxygenators.
Zenit is granted UNI-EN-ISO 9001:2000 company certification and ATEX product certification In 2006 it opens a new Regional Office in Singapore and in 2007 it inaugurates the new production and sales location in China, on a site of 16,500 sq.m., with buildings currently occupying 8,000 sq.m.
The new manufacturing and sales facility opened in China
Zenit enlarges its San Cesario plant to a total of 19,000 m2, and starts to construct one of Europe's most complete test tanks.
The new test tank at the Zenit plant at S. Cesario (Modena, Italy)
The new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Regional Office in Luxembourg starts operations: buildings of 3,000 m2 on a site of 5,000.
The new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Regional Office in Luxembourg
Zenit launches the new high-efficiency range of UNIQA® electric submersible pumps with class IE3 motors. A clear signal of Zenit's commitment to cutting CO2 emissions and energy saving.
The new UNIQA® range of high-efficiency electric submersible pumps with class IE3 motors.
Eleven years after setting up the first site in Suzhou, the second production and sales location in Chengdu, China, starts operations.
The second production and sales location in Chengdu, China.
Today Zenit is a major international player, leader in the wastewater treatment sector, with a range of high-performance electric submersible pumps and other products.