The story

The expression of personality from its origins.

A journey in constant evolution.

the story of zender

Since 1969 Zender has been giving the dream of owning a car that is a mirror of the personality of those who drive it.

In the 1960s, the details capable of transforming the cars were mainly linked to the world of sport: sports seats, wheel aeval enlargements and spoilers. At the end of the decade, Hans Albert Zender transforms his great passion for Motorsport into something magnificent, for all sports car lovers.

zender motorsport 60s

A success story.

Already in the early 1970s, Hans Albert led Zender to become a point of reference in the automotive design sector and in 1974 Ford Werke AG and Volkswagen AG became Zender customers, thanks to new development technologies that allow the production of hydraulic body parts, made of PUR-RIM and ABS materials of the highest quality.

Zender has been growing over the years and refining the production of car accessories in a major distribution network, which in 1977 covered over 40 countries worldwide. Zender joined the world of car dealerships in 1980 and only three years later, Zender Exklusiv-Auto was born, whose showrooms hosting dream cars such as Ferrari and Maserati.

In 1987 Zender Industrieprodukte GmbH was founded, able to meet the growing demands of large car manufacturers. Over the years Zender has always had an eye for collaboration with car manufacturers, choosing places close to them as the basis of its modification centers. For inexpensious and environmentally friendly logistical support.

Zender was a partner and shareholder of Opel, until 2006, having a profitable collaboration and managing to work with 250 employees.

A constant evolution.

Zender has grown over the years, thanks to a coherent and forward-looking industrial policy. Without ever losing stimuli and imagination, without forgetting the importance of the reliability of deliveries, without losing competitiveness and always relying on a team of highly qualified experts.

With a view to continuous improvement, since October 1, 2005, some Zender activities have been part of the new ZenTec automotive GmbH.Zender Italia Srl was founded in 1998, as an important reference point for Zender customers in the Bel Paese.

Zender Italia deals with the design and development of components, their production and delivery to the automotive industries. Thanks to the support of its modification centers Zender is able to offer a variety of services, such as in-line assembly of small series details.

Since 2012 Zender Italia has been expanding its activity in the field of interior coating processing with high-precision machinery and equipment, founding Zender Germany GmbH in Osnabr├╝ck, Germany.


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