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40 years of German engineering

from a local engineering office to an internationally active group

In more than 40 years we have grown from a local engineering office to an internationally active group of companies. An active group at 10 locations with nearly 200 experts is presented under the brand ZPP GERMAN ENGINEERING who contribute with their expertise in all disciplines of civil engineering every day. In close contact with science and teaching and in a consistently interdisciplinary approach we develop the future of construction.

Highly specialised engineering services and the ability to control complex processes across disciplines, substantiate our strengths.

  • 2018

    PSP Tunnelling Engineers EN

    Since April 2018, the current PSP Tunnelling Engineers GmbH is part of the company group.

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    METRO COPENHAGEN

    SOCOTEC Infrastructure and ZPP receive verification order

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    Picture source: Metroselskabet

  • 2017

    ZPP UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE SOCOTEC GROUP

    ZPP has a strong, globally operating partner by its side to further its growth!

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    ZPP BECOMES CORPORATION

    Over the course of our long-term corporate strategy, we have changed our name and are now rebranded as ZPP Ingenieure AG. But aside from that, nothing changes, neither our proven core competencies within our 40-year tradition nor your personal contacts.

    BIM PILOT PROJECT: FEHMARNSUNDQUERUNG VARIANT "BORED TUNNEL"

    ZPP steps into the planning process and assumes technical leadership

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    Image source: Thomas Reimer / Fotolia

  • 2016
    l.t.r.: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Baitsch, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Niemann, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Körkemeyer, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Fritz Grübl

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

    ZPP expands engineering competencies.

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

    Breddermann + Partner

    Since early 2016, the Breddermann + Partner is part of the company group.

    Ashalim Solartower“ in Israel

    ENERGY FROM THE DESERT

    The "Ashalim solar tower" - in the middle of the desert Negev in Israel, the world's tallest solar tower with a height of 240 metres.

    Image source: BrightSource

  • 2015

    ZPP Inspektion

    Introduction of the inspection plate ZPP INSPEKTION

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    HANNOVER CENTRAL STATION
    MAJOR BIM PROJECT OF DEUTSCHE BAHN

    ZPP participates in a decisive position – for a total of 1.820 metres of complex track canopies with a total area of 18.000 square metres.

    Image source: Baoquan Song

  • 2014

    Expert Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Speier

    Recognition of Dr.-Ing. Ludger Speier as an expert for railway construction in the field of federal railways, subject area geotechnics, field of operation tunnel construction (Railway Federal Agency - German: Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA))

    OUR EXPERTISE

    More energy with ZPP

    The most efficient combined cycle plant in the world, Lausward
    Structural verification for the new building of the unit “Fortuna”

    Image source:
    Stadtwerke Düsseldorf / kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • 2013

    International activities

    Bundling of the international activities through ZPP International GmbH

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    ZPP/GERICON project

    Innovative housing, Moscow (RU)
    Development of a model kit home system, made from precast concrete elements for 9- to 17-storey residential buildings

  • 2012

    Consulting engineers

    All associates from ZPP are recognised as consulting engineers

    Founding of the cooperation GERICON

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ZPP
SPECIALISTS FOR THE BIGGER PICTURE

Continuation of the established departments planning and verifying, construction management and project management in three economically independent companies;
ZERNA Planen und Prüfen integrates all projects and staff of the department "planning and verifying"

  • 2011

    New company head office

    Relocation into the new company head office in the midst of the „Technologie-Quartier“ near Ruhr-University, Bochum.

  • 2009

    Recognition as verification engineer

    Recognition of Dr.-Ing. Dieter Lehnen as a verification engineer for the fields of solid and metal construction (2013).

    OUR EXPERTISE

  • 2008

    New subsidiary

    Share of today's company ZPP Hennig GmbH, Gelsenkirchen.

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    Founding of the cooperation German RailGroup

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  • 2004

    New subsidiary

    Share of the company LauPlan Lausitz Planung GmbH, in Hoyerswerda.

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  • 1997

    Software development

    Development of the project information and management system.

    ZPP INTERPROJECT

  • 1992

    BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF A NETWORK LOCATION

    Throughout Germany

  • 1978

    Conversion into a Limited Liability Company (German: GmbH)

    Expansion of the spectrum of operations with planning, consulting and construction management services in the fields of engineering and power plant construction, ground engineering and tunnel construction.

  • 1973

    Founding of an engineering office in Bochum

    by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Wolfgang Zerna.

    Download VITA / obituary Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Zerna (DE)