Company Overview With more than 70 years experience, ZERMA is a leading manufacturer of size reduction machinery for the plastics, wood, rubber and e-waste industries. The name ZERMA comes from the German word “zerkleinerungsmaschinen”, literally translated as “size reduction machinery”. Since the company was founded in 1943, this has remained our mission.
ZERMA has traditionally focused on the development and production of size reduction machinery for the plastics industry, however today ZERMA has expanded into the related industries of wood, tyre and e-waste recycling. Our core strength lies as a machinery and component producer, as such we are an ideal partner for systems integrators and OEM projects, and remain committed to the improvement and development of size reduction machinery.

The ZERMA range consists of three main categories; Granulators, Shredders and Pulverisers.

The ZERMA range of granulators cover virtually all sizes and applications, from the slow-speed beside-the-press models of the GSL series, the compact soundproofed granulators of the GSC and GST series, most commonly used in injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion applications, to the large GSH series heavy-duty granulators used in these applications as well as high-throughput operations and demanding post-consumer recycling.

The ZERMA range of single-shaft shredders are designed and manufactured to exceed the most demanding applications. The small ZBS series is purpose-built for small in-house lumps and purgings, the ZSS and ZIS series for general applications, and the ZXS heavy-duty series for high throughputs with a wide range of demanding materials. Our shredder range also includes the ZWS series for wood and regenerative fuel applications, the ZHS series horizontal shredders, and the ZTTS and ZTTS-P shredders for car and truck tyre recycling applications, with complete systems to produce separated crumb or powder. The ZRS series pipe shredder allows for the processing of pipes with up to 2200mm diameter and 6000mm length without the need for pre-cutting, with no comparable product available in the market today.

The ZERMA PM series pulverisers are designed for extrusion and rotational moulding applications where we offer a complete range of machines as well as evacuation and screening equipment to ensure the quality of the finished product. ZERMA also offers machines for other specialised markets, which includes the ZHM series hammer-mills and GRF series compact granulators with roller-feeding devices for sheet, thermoforming and film applications.

The main production and engineering facility is based in Shanghai China. All ZERMA machines are developed and manufactured by an international team of experienced engineers on close cooperation with our partners and customers. Almost all components are manufactured by ourselves, we avoid suppliers and outsourcing wherever possible, made possible by modern machining centres and experienced, well-trained staff. This independence makes it possible for our R&D team to quickly develop and test prototypes.

Quality control is an integral part of our manufacturing process, our team of inspectors control all production steps and ensure each machine is tested with its original voltage and frequency before leaving the factory. All machines are manufactured to comply with the national safety standards and guidelines of the customer.

In order to better service our customers in different markets, we established ZERMA-Europe, ZERMA-UK, ZERMA-Thailand, ZERMA-North America, ZERMA-Latin America, ZERMA Australasia and ZERMA-Africa, working together with more than 100 agencies worldwide to ensure quick delivery, optimal service, and timely support. We call it the ZERMA family. heading1_home

Company milestones

1943: Founding of ZERMA in Radebeul, Germany
1995: Move to Sinsheim, Germany
1999: Founding of ZERMA Shanghai and start of production in China
2001: Founding of ZERMA Thailand to support the South East Asian market
2002: Start of cooperation with harbor group in the U.S.

2002: Founding of ZERMA UK
2008: Founding of ZERMA Latin America
2010: Founding of ZERMA Australia
2015: Founding of ZERMA Africa