ZIPPE - High-Tech for the Glass Industry


ZIPPE - High-Tech for the Glass Industry


ZIPPE - High-Tech for the Glass Industry

Why Zippe actually?

Our strengths

We are THE world's leading company in the batch and cullet system sector for the international glass industry. Focusing and specialising on batch and cullet systems, we have gained extensive specialist knowledge and a great wealth of experience. Around 250 employees around the globe work for the head office in Germany, and several local sales and services offices and 30 representatives provide support to ZIPPE customers worldwide.

Our experience

Over our 100 or so year history, we have custom designed and realised about 600 batch and in excess of 1,000 cullet systems – more than 60 batch and 100 cullet systems of which are in the float glass sector alone. In addition, more than 1,200 batch chargers have been delivered and have entered service successfully. This experience and the continual strive for perfection represent the foundation for excellent solutions on the highest technical level - that also satisfies the most discerning of customer expectations.

Our technology

We are the only provider in this marketplace that realises the entire process chain INTERNALLY - from consultancy, engineering, software, electrical and mechanical production to operational startup, maintenance and service. This gives rise to the most comprehensive of technical knowledge and short response times.

Recent years have seen us been instrumental in shaping the glass industry through innovations – in batch feeding, preheating and automation for example. Our motivation at all times is to offer the best technical solution on the market in regard to efficiency, ecology, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Components having a direct bearing on the glass quality are produced by hand at our own production facility in Wertheim.

Our values and goals

“We value our customers, their expectations and their requirements. We respect our colleagues, suppliers and environment, and regard them as a key part of our success.

Our goal is to create values for a shared future. We therefore strive at all times to provide the best possible molten material for our customers, enabling them to produce first-class glass products. Perfect glass requires perfect batch!

As the leading company in this market, the standard we set ourselves is to define the technological and qualitative benchmark whilst at the same time to monitor the cost-effectiveness of the solutions for our customers, and so to contribute towards the successful future for "glass" as a material.

Dr. Philipp Zippe, CEO.


ZIPPE – a successful family-run company

ZIPPE is an owner-run family company already in its 4th generation and we are a partner to the international glass industry

2016 - Building of the 600th batch system

2016 - Top-level management assumed by Dr. Philipp Zippe (Dr. Bernd-Holger Zippe now chairman)

2014 - Installation of the 20th "Plant-Wide Automation" system

2011 - Construction of the 60th float glass batch system

2010 - ZIPPE Industrieanlagen GmbH celebrates its 90th birthday

2009 - Official opening of the new ZIPPE technology centre

2007 - Start of operations at the new ZIPPE logistics centre

2003 - Delivery of the 1000th batch charger

1995 - Official opening of the new ZIPPE electronics centre

1991 - Dr. Bernd-Holger Zippe assumes management of the ZIPPE company

1986 - Construction of the first batch/cullet preheater for the glass industry

1984 - Construction of the first batch system for float glass

1965 - Construction of the first factory cullet processing plant for hot and cold glass waste

1960 - Construction of the first batch system for container glass

1953 - Development of the first batch charger for the glass industry

1951 - Founding anew of the company in Wertheim. It is managed by founder Alfred Zippe Sr. and his son Alfred Zippe Jr., with wife Edith.

1920 - Founding of the company by Alfred Zippe Sr. in Haida, North Bohemia

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