1962: The foundation
The acronym ZADI comes from the names of the founders, Antonio Zavatti and Enrico Diacci, two employees of Magneti Marelli that, after having left the company, undertook their own designs and manufacture of molds for Magneti Marelli.
The 70s: National field leadership
The company began production of locks and in 1968 became a supplier of Piaggio, a springboard that will bring ZADI, within a few years, to be a national leader in the field of locks for motorcycles.
1977:CSI was born
Realizing the criticality of quality consistency, especially during assembly, ZADI constitutes CSI Srl, a small, but highly qualified company, dedicated to the design and construction of industrial automation for the Group Companies. Today CSI develops all production equipment according to the Poka Yoke logic and automation.
The 80s: Internationalization and European Leadership
CSI began working with the Group YAMAHA and more specifically with its French localization, YAMAHA-MBK, which will see ZADI present with its kit of locks for the model BOOSTER, the most successful scooter of that era.
The Company launched a major challenge: to become number one in Europe in the field of safety components for motorcycles by 1990 …
Innovation and Diversification
In order to meet this growing competition ARISING FROM ASIAN PRODUCERS, Zadi policy IS ORIENTATED TOWARDS TWO KEY LEVERS: research and development and product diversification. Of these years are the acquisition of German competitor
GKS NEIMAN, and GIUSSANI BROTHERS,
an historical company in the lock industry.
2000:From the supply of products to the offer of a complete system
In 2001, the Group continues to grow with the acquisition of a company that, in a hundred years, has covered the history of the motorcycle: FRATELLI PAGANI of Milan, a manufacturer of lighting equipment and instrumentation under the brand CEV.
After going through a period of difficulties linked to the crisis in international markets, finally in 2013 Zadi joined the Bruno Group, an emerging Italian industrial group, modern and dynamic, mainly operating in the energy sector and Industrial and civil LED lighting.
In 2014 Ecie Ltd. and its Chinese subsidiary Ecie Chengdu
Were taken over, a Lainate company specializing in the production of headlights and dashboards for the motorcycles, cars and agricultural machinery sectors.
Begins the period of synergies between the companies of the group that while operating on different markets
Share technologies and resources by operating fruitful exchanges of expertise. Recent result of this policy is the creation of industrial crossover CEV lab, group company dedicated to R & D and testing for all companies in the group.
Today the HB4 Group
From which the automotive segment represented by the Zadi Group, develops a turnover of EUR 35 million with 350 employees, with offices in Italy, Germany and China.
Continuing efforts to win a challenge continues to be the best for our customers, for our area, for ourselves.