History

1995 Founding of ZIM GmbH as an engineering service partner

  • Founders: Angelika and Peter Zimmermann
  • Main business till 2008: Aircraft structural engineering

2007-2008 Development of aircraft seat and founding of the subsidiary company ZIM FLUGSITZ GmbH

  • Validation of the newly developed seats by component and development tests
  • Unveiling of the new Economy Class seat EC-01 at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition in Long Beach (California, USA)

2009 Groundbreaking Ceremony of ZIM FLUGSITZ’s first assembly facility

  • Successful certification of EC-01 seats according to ETSO-C127a
  • the first order of 3.500 ZIM FLUGSITZ  EC-01 seats was placed by Mahan Air
ZIM-Produktionsstätte

2010 THAI Airways selected ZIM FLUGSITZ as the seat supplier for its Airbus 330 and Boing 747 aircrafts

  • The significant increase of PAX production made it necessary to set up a highly efficient flow production. At the time the assembly crew was producing on three production lines.

2011 Development of Business Class Seat

  • ZIM FLUGSITZ received orders from other well-known airlines, e.g. airberlin, Air Transat, Luxair,  Blue 1, Japan Airlines
  • Development of Business Class Seat BC-01 for Air Transat, Canada.
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2012 ETSO-authorisation for Business Class Seat BC-01

  • Delivery of the first Business Class Seats to Air Transat in Canada.
  • August 2012: Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new assembly shop
ZIM Neubau

2013 New assembly shop provides higher capacity and development of new product EC-00

  • Implementing the new assembly shop and working with new customers
  • Installation and implementing of a test facility for structural and fatigue analysis
  • Launch of the new EC-00 short haul seat

2014 EC-00 wins Crystal Cabin Award and launch of the new Premium Economy seats

  • ZIM FLUGSITZ wins Crystal Cabin Award with the EC-00 Economy Class seat
  • Launch and delivery of the first Premium Economy Class seat PC-01of the new PC-01

2015 Acquire new customers for the Premium Economy Class

  • Delivery of the 100th Shipset Premium Economy Class seats
  • Production start of the new seats for the Eurowings aircrafts and other customers

2016 further international networking

  • Second facility provides higher capacity
  • Implementing a sales office in Singapore
  • Launch of the new product EC01-NG

2017 Expension North Germany

  • ZIM and AIRBUS sign BFE contract
  • Certification and first delivery of EC01-NG

2018 Launch of new fixed backshell seat PC02

  • New generation Premium Economy Seat with extra living space and enhanced privacy
  • Line- and Retrofit

2020 Aurelius Equity Opportunities acquires majority at ZIM Flugsitz GmbH

  • Germany’s AURELIUS is the new majority shareholder on the board of ZIM Flugsitz to ensure stability and strengthen growth an

2020 ZIM in Brüsewitz

  • Consolidation of maintenance, customer support, repairs and other functions at the second ZIM location in Brüsewitz