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About the Zeppelin group

The Zeppelin Group offers solutions for the construction industry, drive systems and energy sectors as well as engineering and plant engineering; it is represented in 26 countries and regions around the world at more than 340 sites. The company’s approximately 10,000 employees work together in a management holding company, six strategic business units and a strategic management center Group IT Services: Construction Equipment Central Europe, Construction Equipment Nordics, Construction Equipment Eurasia (distribution and service of construction, mining, and agricultural machinery), Rental (rental and project solutions for construction and industry), Power Systems (drive, propulsion, traction, and energy systems), Plant Engineering (engineering and plant engineering). In the 2022 financial year, the Group generated sales of EUR 3.8 billion. Zeppelin GmbH is the Group holding company. It is legally domiciled in Friedrichshafen and has its head office in Garching near Munich. The Zeppelin Group is a foundation-owned company. Its roots can be traced back to the establishment of the Zeppelin Foundation by Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin in 1908. 

Zeppelin Power Systems


As early as the beginning of the last century, our founders set their sights high: Zeppelin Power Systems is part of the Zeppelin Group and the Zeppelin Foundation, which was founded in 1908 and has its roots in Zeppelin airship building with Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. In 1954 Zeppelin was assigned the service and distribution rights for Caterpillar engines in Germany and many other countries. Today, the Zeppelin Group consists of the business units Construction Equipment EU, Construction Equipment CIS, Rental, Plant Engineering and Power Systems.

2007 saw the establishment of the independent legal entity Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and with offices in Achim, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Bremen and Duisburg. In 2012 an additional legal entity was founded in Moscow.

Today, Zeppelin Power Systems distributes drive and energy systems based on modern Caterpillar engines of the renowned Cat brand in Germany, Russia, many countries in Europe and the CIS. The sales and service locations for Cat and MaK include Germany, Austria, Denmark, Greenland, Sweden, Northern and Southwest Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Uzbekistan.

For MaK engines, we are also active in Azerbaijan, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldawia, Mongolia, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Kazakhstan and Cyprus.

High quality standard

Alongside diesel, gas, and dual-fuel engines of 10 – 16,800 kW, the portfolio also includes complete system solutions and even turnkey projects. The turbocharger service and ballast water treatment systems complement the program. As a full-service provider, we offer our customers individual, highly efficient system solutions with comprehensive service from one source. We support our customers from the initial idea through to project planning, implementation planning, and commissioning. Our complete, 24-hour After Sales service then comes into play, offering all maintenance and repair work, rapid global spare parts availability, technical upgrades, and training units. 

Responding flexibly to your needs and to the latest requirements, thereby ensuring a high quality standard – this is what we stand for at Zeppelin Power Systems. 

Caterpillar – the black and yellow legend

In the early 1950s, the renowned American engine and construction equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar Inc., was looking for a partner for its business in Germany. Caterpillar quickly chose ZEPPELIN. The two companies entered into a strategic partnership, which developed into a success story that continues to this day.
For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has driven progress and promoted positive and sustainable change on every continent. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.