AboutZoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies
Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies is Lean because its people are working to Lean principles
It is not enough to be amongst the best producers of high technology heating elements, nor to be an international company
We want to achieve much more and expand
This is why we have adopted the Lean principles, as a strategic business system, implemented in all areas.
Lean creates and improves processes
Together we can create and apply standard works for all our value streams, from suppliers to customers, optimising our production
Lean increases value
Together we can put our focus on the activities that increase the benefits and satisfaction of our customers
Lean is to improve the supply chain
Together we can implement tools pull to link the needs of the market up our suppliers
Lean is to eradicate waste
Together we can identify and reduce non value-added activities, improving on quality and work organisation
Lean is to believe
Together we can organise continuous training to spread, share and support the lean principles of our Zoppas system
Lean is continuous improvement
Together we start new projects and enhance our performance, creating excellent value for our customers
ZI Heating Element Technologies is a reliable global supplier for the design, manufacture and sale on the world market of heating elements and systems for domestic and industrial use.These are the main steps of the company’s evolution:
ZI Heating Element Technologies began its activities in 1963 under the name IRCA. Between 1964 and 1970 IRCA directed its business at achieving leadership on the promising post-war Italian market and success in Europe, especially in applications for the household appliance industry.
ZI Heating Element Technologies imported the know-how from the United States for producing defrosting elements, aimed at the rapidly growing refrigeration market.
The key to success was the introduction of an innovative steel sheathed tubular heating element, which soon proved its reliability and replaced the previous copper technology in the washing business.
ZI Heating Element Technologies extended its range of products for the European market and set up a number of specialist production units:
SEV (1973): electrical heating elements and systems for the small household appliance and refrigeration industries.RICA (1975): design and manufacture of heating elements for the industrial market (cartridges and bands).CORIS (1979): indoor heating.