ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH is located in Meckenbeuren near Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance) and is known as one
of the best manufacturers of Shelter Systems in the world. ZEPPELIN-Shelters® are recognised as reliable, well-proven products for the severest duty in almost all countries on earth. Based on a self-supporting, lightweight, aluminium-sandwich structure, through objective-oriented, creative development and realisation of solutions to demanding problems, ZEPPELIN-Shelters® have become a cornerstone in the strategic provision of mobile humanitarian aid and protection systems.
The basis for ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH was set in 1950, when Metallwerke GmbH was founded by the Zeppelin
Foundation as a successor to Zeppelin Luftschiffbau GmbH. Thus, the activities that led to today's mobile systems and Shelter
technology had started. In the early nineties, the Shelter sector became independent under the name Zeppelin Systemtechnik,
which was later changed to ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH. In the scope of a planned, long-term restructuring, the business
partners and locations have been rearranged.
Early in 2010 Zeppelin Mobile Systems have moved to their new German headquarters in Meckenbeuren, just 10 kilometres away from the original place in Friedrichshafen where the company has been located for many years. Through the very close distance
between the old and the new site ZMS shows its relatedness with the region of the Lake Constance and also with the Zeppelin past of more than 100 years.
The new facilities include all company departments including the production plant which has been built to optimize the production flow of the ZMS shelters in the most efficient and ergonomic way. ZMS has a complete in-house production of their shelters
including paint shop, final assembly and system integration.
The increasing demand for mobile medical systems, communication and surveillance tasks - especially in system integration, development and new applications - required the expansion of manufacturing capacity.
Further development and continual new applications present challenges that exemplary engineering work has turned into practical products. Our manual skills and industrial capabilities are being continually optimised and adapted to new challenges.
More than 10,000 units of an EMC- protected Shelter (HF-screened),
which still remains unrivalled in terms of security and precision, have been produced up to date.
System integration in the field of medical care and communication
units are focal points of the ZMS scale of production and illustrate
performance and potential.
The company is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and AQAP 2120.
ZMS has the approval of Germanischer Lloyd for the welding of containers made of aluminum and steel, and the "Defense Technical Welding Certification" according to DIN 2303 class Q2/BK2.
ZMS also has the welding certificate according to DIN EN ISO 3834-2 and the qualification certificates to the following standards: DIN EN ISO 9606, DIN EN 287.1, EN ISO 15 609, DIN EN ISO 15610 for metal-active-gas welding and the welding of structural aluminium components. Furthermore, ZMS has the licenses for the special aluminum DC welding procedures.
Our own highly-qualified researchand development services, supplemented by project-related cooperation with reliable, proven manufacturers and suppliers for systems integration, result in todays product and service programme of ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH.