In 1860, August Kessel founded the original rasp cutting shop the main business of which was the manufacture of manually cut files and rasps. Today, the company is managed in the fifth generation – many things have changed in the nearly 150 years of family tradition since foundation. Business fields were extended; permanent growth, worldwide globalisation and new processing ranges and product and service programmes are only some keywords which involve the progressive development of our company.

Based on the traditional method of rasp cutting, milling tools for the treatment of hard and soft foam materials for model-making shops, furniture industry and insulating material sector were added. We offer customized solutions for the precise processing of EPS and XPS. Besides, the medical division with respect to the toothing of rasps for endoprothetic purposes developed. Small machinery of own design and manufacture as well as tool production for plant and mechanical engineering are other elements of the diversity of ZEIM.

Our worldwide customers from the foam material, wood and plastics industry highly appreciate our experiences of many years in the manufacture and maintenance of hard metal tools.

For us, family tradition and loyalty stand for transparent team work, since this is one of the most important criteria – besides successful products - to be able to pass on our quality for satisfaction to our customers. In this respect we have stick to our motto for now nearly 150 years. Innovation and progress go along – with true values from the past successfully into the future. And we are proud of it.