History

ZinCo Roof Greening Is a Mature Competence

1957 A master craftsman shop is founded by Walter Zink in Unterensingen, Germany.
1960 Specialization in two areas: building systems and flat roof work – with in-house production.
1968 The FZ rail is introduced and a sales organization is established for the EU region. Founding of Flachdach Zubehör GmbH (Flat Roof Accessories GmbH).
1972 Innovation phase for the climate roof: From flat roof to roof garden. Public relations work on a broad front, integrating colleges and universities.
1975–1976 Development and market launch of solar technology with Prof. Schoell (Dr. Engineering) from the University of Stuttgart.
1978–1983 Market launch of Floradrain® FD 60 and FD 40 drainage elements.
1980 Focus on ZinCo's core competence: Roof greening systems.
1985 Founding of the Deutscher Dachgärtner Verband e.V. (German Roof Gardeners Association) as a club for competent roof gardeners.
1987–1990 Founding of ZinCo AG Switzerland. Introduction of the Duo-Roof and Inclined Roof system build-ups with Floratherm® and Floraset®.
1990 Setup of a soil supply network and marketing of the roof substrate Zincolit® that is made from recycled clay brick.
1992 Development and market launch of the Elastodrain® EL 200 drainage element (preceding the current Elastodrain® EL 202).
1995–1997 Expansion of export activities. The two German companies are merged to form ZinCo GmbH .
1998 Development and market launch of Fallnet® fall protection system .
2001 Founding of ZinCo Nederland B.V. Amsterdam.
2002 Management-Buy-Out: ZinCo GmbH is taken over by Ulrich Schäfer, Dieter Schenk, Roland Appl and Frank Stribel.
2003 Development and market launch of the Solar Base SB 200. Foundation of ZinCo Singapore and ZinCo Denmark.
2007–2008 Founding of ZinCo USA, Inc. and ZinCo Cubiertas Ecologicas S.L., Spain.
2009 Founding of ZinCo RUS, Russia.
2010 Founding of LLC ZinCo Ukraine, Ukraine.
  Launch of ZinCo system build-up “Summer Plains”, the world's first system build-up for low-maintenance intensive green roofs with capillary irrigation.
2011 Launch of Vertigreen®, system build-up for facade greening for indoor and outdoor areas.
2012 Move to new premises in 72622 Nuertingen, Germany.
2013/2014 Launch of ZinCo system build-up “natureline”, the world's first green roof system build-up made of renewable raw materials.
2016 Development and market launch of ZinCo system build-up “Stormwater Management Roof” to counteract the consequences of climate change.
2017 Launch of ZinCo system build-up “Urban Climate Roof” designed for maximum evaporation capacity which actively contributes to urban climate control.
  Launch of ZinCo system build-up “Irrigated Extensive Green Roof” for extensive green roofs in regions with extended dry periods