ZinCo – Pioneers and Experts in Roof Greening

2024ZinCo is a part of the Holcim group
2017Launch of ZinCo system build-up “Urban Climate Roof” designed for maximum evaporation capacity which actively contributes to urban climate control.
 Launch of ZinCo system build-up “Irrigated Extensive Green Roof” for extensive green roofs in regions with extended dry periods
2016Development and market launch of ZinCo system build-up “Stormwater Management Roof” to counteract the consequences of climate change.
2013/2014Launch of ZinCo system build-up “natureline”, the world's first green roof system build-up made of renewable raw materials.
2012Move to new premises in 72622 Nuertingen, Germany.
2010Founding of LLC ZinCo Ukraine, Ukraine.
 Launch of ZinCo system build-up “Summer Plains”, the world's first system build-up for low-maintenance intensive green roofs with capillary irrigation.
2007–2008Founding of ZinCo USA, Inc. and ZinCo Cubiertas Ecologicas S.L., Spain.
2003Development and market launch of the Solar Base SB 200. Foundation of ZinCo Singapore and ZinCo Denmark.
2002Management-Buy-Out: ZinCo GmbH is taken over by Ulrich Schäfer, Dieter Schenk, Roland Appl and Frank Stribel.
2001Founding of ZinCo Nederland B.V. Amsterdam.
1998Development and market launch of Fallnet® fall protection system .
1995–1997Expansion of export activities. The two German companies are merged to form ZinCo GmbH .
1992Development and market launch of the Elastodrain® EL 200 drainage element (preceding the current Elastodrain® EL 202).
1990Setup of a soil supply network and marketing of the roof substrate Zincolit® that is made from recycled clay brick.
1987–1990Founding of ZinCo AG Switzerland. Introduction of the Duo-Roof and Inclined Roof system build-ups with Floratherm® and Floraset®.
1985Founding of the Deutscher Dachgärtner Verband e.V. (German Roof Gardeners Association) as a club for competent roof gardeners.
1980Focus on ZinCo's core competence: Roof greening systems.
1978–1983Market launch of Floradrain® FD 60 and FD 40 drainage elements.
1975–1976Development and market launch of solar technology with Prof. Schoell (Dr. Engineering) from the University of Stuttgart.
1972Innovation phase for the climate roof: From flat roof to roof garden. Public relations work on a broad front, integrating colleges and universities.
1968The FZ rail is introduced and a sales organization is established for the EU region. Founding of Flachdach Zubehör GmbH (Flat Roof Accessories GmbH).
1960Specialization in two areas: building systems and flat roof work – with in-house production.
1957A master craftsman shop is founded by Walter Zink in Unterensingen, Germany.