Yesterday pioneers, today at the forefront

LET’S START FROM THE NAME
Zani is the contraction of our family name: Zaffaroni.
It is an original and mnemonic way that Giovanni Zaffaroni and his wife Regina find to call the company established in 1960.

The activity passes from the production of machines for woodworking to the construction of machines for the manufacture of tools, and finally to the production of mechanical presses. The excellence of the product and the service reliability facilitate the overcoming of local and national boundaries: from the province of Como (where the production unit is located) Zani presses spread in the rest of the world.

The inventiveness and the propensity to innovation that characterize our way of working have enabled us to become an international benchmark. In an industrial sector charachterized by large multinational players, at Zani we are working according to the tradition that enhances the know-how excellently and the continuously improvements, and always in close and smooth cooperation with the customer.

Ennio and Orlando Zaffaroni, who have been leading Zani since 1990, endorse this view.

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
These are the most important dates regarding our history.
A succession of events that mark a steady though balanced business growth.

We are now in the third Zaffaroni generation:
we consider this as a new starting point rather than an achievement.

1960

THE DATE OF BIRTH

This is the date of birth of our company, whose head office is in Turate, in the province of Como. At first the production of small size presses and the marketing of machine tools coexist.
We already show an increasing attention to foreign markets.

1970-80

THE SECOND ZAFFARONI GENERATION

In these years our headquarters move to new offices always Turate and the second Zaffaroni generation arrives in the company. It is created the ideal mix of technical capability and commercial approach that will gradually bring Zani to become a leading company.

1980-90

THESE ARE YEARS OF GREAT COMMITMENT

Our business is flourishing and the staff is increasing, enriching the company with competences and engineering know-how. We start the project Eureka for the company Tefal, in collaboration with the University of Milan: at that time a technologically advanced system that used presses with slow motion of our invention.

1990-2000

FIRST IN ITALY

We are among the first Italian producers to bring electronic systems in our machines.
Driven by changes in the industrial sector, we develop a machine with kinematic for slowdown.
Our creativity together with the technology is appreciated: the machine becomes an international success. This brings us to focus only on presses, leaving therefore the marketing of machine tools.

2000-2010

AUTOMOTIVE

We manage to realize larger and larger presses for the automotive industry, we study how to integrate automation into processes. In order to meet the market demand, we develop the innovative servo technology. We increase the export quota of our machines up to 90% of our production.

2011

THE NEW GENERATION

The new generation of the Zaffaroni family joins the company, renewing enthusiasm and vision of the future.

2014

Master of Mechanics

Orlando Zaffaroni, our President and Technical Manager, is given the prestigious credit for “Master of Mechanics” by the UCIMU Foundation.

2017

Servo Master 3200T

2020

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