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Timeline

The company, founded in 1960, has been collecting great achievements and has maintained a prominent role in the automotive segment over the years by manufacturing auto parts. A genuinely Brazilian company with a worldwide reach. Learn more about this history.

  1. The brothers Nelson and Hylário Zen, then students from a technical program, founded in São Paulo a small factory of parts for radio.

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  2. The ZEN brothers are challenged to produce the starter drive, which would become the company's flagship product.

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  3. With the increasing production and the need for more physical space, the company is transferred to Brusque, in Santa Catarina, birthplace of the founders.

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  4. The application of cold forming technology begins in the manufacture of the main components of the starter drive.

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  5. ZEN products are exported for the first time.

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  6. A line of controlled atmosphere ovens for heat treatment is set into motion.

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  7. ZEN's Technical Training Center (CTZ) is founded, with the objective of promoting the qualification of new employees.

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  8. ZEN joins the Original Market as a supplier of the Starter Drive to the world's leading automakers.

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  9. Total quality program is implemented.

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  10. ZEN receives ISO 9001 quality certificates, followed by QS 9000 in 1998.

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  11. ZEN receives the ISO/TS 16949 certification.

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  12. The Brothers ZEN S.A., is renamed ZEN S.A., Indústria Metalúrgica.

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  13. New product launches: Clutch Pulleys and Tensioners.

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    • Wins REMY awards for superior product quality;
    • It is recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the country by Amanhã magazine;
    • Conquers the Human Being Award-SC, through ABRH, for its social projects;
    • Gains the ISO 14001 certificate.
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    • ZEN celebrates 50 years in the market;
    • Nominated preferred partner of the FFGA Bosch program.
  14. Decoupler pulley Z-VIB patent is registered.

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  15. ZEN receives the Stemmer Innovation Award.

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    • GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award;
    • Bosch Gold Magnet Award;
    • Santa Catarina Human Being Award;
    • Comstar Best Supplier Award;
    • FIESC Award - Industry for Education;
    • Santa Catarina Human Being Award.
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    • Ecology Expression Award with the Cleaner Production project (P + L);
    • Award Human Being Santa Catarina;
    • Autodata's Award finalist.
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    • Elected one of the 150 best companies to work for, ranked 2nd in its category by EXAME magazine;
    • Receives GM's Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the second time;
    • Finalist of the Lean Award.
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  16. Becomes a Clutch Pulley (OAP) supplier to key OEMs.

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