Today’s ZPF GmbH is based on the unique vision that combines the efficient use of both energy and space.
The company’s founder Stefan Fruh accumulated decades of experience in the construction of furnaces and that helped transform his vision into a highly innovative furnace system. He laid the foundations for a company in 1993 together with his son-in-law Klaus Zepek. They called it ZPF. The company is owned today by Professor Dr.-Ing. Hubertus Semrau and Norbert Feth. As managing partners, it is they who lead and continue to develop the company’s vision and pioneering work in the building of melting furnaces.
A vision becomes reality
ZPF’s success story began with the development of the innovative “reverse” closed furnace system in which, contrary to their natural inclination, hot gases are guided not from the bottom to the top, but from the top to the bottom. This means that the hot gases move much slower and therefore spend much longer in the interior of the furnace. That is what makes the ZPF furnace system famously energy-efficient and guarantees eco-friendly performance without the need for additional exhaust filter systems.