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.
The brothers Nelson and Hylário Zen, then students from a technical program, founded in São Paulo a small factory of parts for radio.
The ZEN brothers are challenged to produce the starter drive, which would become the company's flagship product.
With the increasing production and the need for more physical space, the company is transferred to Brusque, in Santa Catarina, birthplace of the founders.
The application of cold forming technology begins in the manufacture of the main components of the starter drive.
ZEN products are exported for the first time.
A line of controlled atmosphere ovens for heat treatment is set into motion.
ZEN's Technical Training Center (CTZ) is founded, with the objective of promoting the qualification of new employees.
ZEN joins the Original Market as a supplier of the Starter Drive to the world's leading automakers.
Total quality program is implemented.
ZEN receives ISO 9001 quality certificates, followed by QS 9000 in 1998.
ZEN receives the ISO/TS 16949 certification.
The Brothers ZEN S.A., is renamed ZEN S.A., Indústria Metalúrgica.
New product launches: Clutch Pulleys and Tensioners.
Decoupler pulley Z-VIB patent is registered.
ZEN receives the Stemmer Innovation Award.
Becomes a Clutch Pulley (OAP) supplier to key OEMs.