More than 100 years of Zehnder

Zehnder is a subsidiary of the Zehnder Group in Switzerland. The Zehnder group has representatives world-wide and is the European market leader in the construction of special design.


Zehnder Group (UK) launches Zehnder Retail Division

Zehnder Group (UK) is strengthening its operation in the UK merchant and showroom market with the introduction of the Zehnder brand which will incorporate the current Acova product portfolio from 1st February 2010.

Zehnder (retail) will focus on distributing innovative, well designed, towel radiators and heating products through bathroom and kitchen showrooms and the merchant network.  The exciting portfolio will incorporate products previously sold as Acova as well as new additions from the Zehnder range. 

Allan Jones, Head of Zehnder Retail Division, says: “By optimising the synergies of these two strong brands, we can offer positive advantages to our customers in terms of service and value.”


At the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Zehnder exhibited its range of products as a provider for heating, cooling and fresh air. The energy-efficient system innovations with design include the new air distribution Zehnder Onfloor, the towel radiator Villeroy & Boch by Zehnder Planus and the ceiling heating systems ZBN.


With the product family Dualis, Zehnder is setting new standards in radiator design. The steel radiator with an aluminum front has a large proportion of pleasant radiant heat and is suitable for bathrooms, living areas as well as buildings. The innovation has been awarded the Design Plus.


Start of a collaboration with Villeroy & Boch:
bathroom radiators matched by designers to the series from Villeroy & Boch will be marketed under the co-brand Villeroy & Boch by Zehnder.


Entry into the business area of comfort ventilation.


Zehnder celebrates 70 years of Zehnder Multicolumn. On this occasion, it gets the name of the times when it was created: Zehnder Charleston.


Hans-Peter Zehnder (4th generation) takes over the Chairmanship of the Group Management


Going Public of Zehnder Holding AG. The new shares are listed on the market.


Zehnder develops a product design that also meets high aesthetic demands. The first design radiators are launched in the market - Zehnder Art Deco and Zehnder Sculptur.


Thanks to the merger of Zehnder and the radiator manufacturer Beutler in Lahr, the strong market position can be further consolidated.

The first towel radiator (Zehnder Universal) is launched in the market. For the first time, a dual-use radiator has been developed.


Owing to the high demand, a German subsidiary is formed in Riegel.


New markets are captured. Zehnder exports its tubular radiators to Germany.


Robert Zehnder invents the tubular radiator (Zehnder Charleston). In contrast to the cast radiators used in those times, the Zehnder tubular radiator was a lot lighter, had better heat conductivity, was much more cost-effective to manufacture and had a more attractive appearance.


The brothers Walter and Robert Zehnder developed and built a light motorcycle that was manufactured in large numbers for many years.


Jakob Zehnder sets up a workshop for bicycles, typewriters, sewing machines and washing machines in Gränichen in Switzerland.