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OUR HISTORY 2018-04-20T15:22:43+00:00

ZADI’S HISTORY

Be a cohesive group, made up of honest and responsible people, strongly oriented to knowledge, innovation, growth, with the ambition to become better and open up to new possibilities. To act with awareness of the important history that we have behind us, the capabilities we possess, the knowledge we have yet to know and that through our work we have the opportunity to acquire.

ZADI GROUP

January 1962

1962 THE FOUNDATION OF ZADI

The  foundation of 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.

1962 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.

January 1977

1977 THE BORN OF CSI

With the aim of having an higher quality, especially as regards the assembly phase, ZADI constitutes CSI Srl, a small, but highly qualified company, dedicated to the design and construction of industrial automation.

January 1980

1980 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.

January 1990

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.

January 2001

2001 FROM THE SUPPLY OF PRODUCTS TO THE OFFER OF A COMPLETE SYSTEM

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.

January 2013

2013 THE RE-LAUNCH

After going through a period of difficulties linked to the crisis in international markets, finally in 2013 Zadi joined the HB4 Group, an emerging Italian industrial group, modern and dynamic.

January 2014

2014 ECIE LTD. AND ITS CHINESE SUBSIDIARY ECIE CHENGDU

ECIE LTD (in Lainate) and its chinese subsidiary ECIE CHENGDU become part of the group. They are specializing in the production of headlights and dashboards for the motorcycles, cars and agricultural machinery sectors.

From this moment begins the period of synergies between the group’s companies, that have being operating in different markets.

2014 CEV LAB, GROUP COMPANY DEDICATED TO R&D

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 ZADI GROUP

ZADI GROUP have been developed a turnover of € 35 million with 350 employees, with offices in Italy, Germany and China.

THE FUTURE

Continuing efforts to win a challenge continues to be the best for our customers, for our area, for ourselves. Becoming a major industrial group, innovative, synergistic, modern, worldwide through the systematic application of the key principles of human intelligence.