Company profile

ZIMM GmbH is an international company in Lustenau (Vorarlberg, West Austria) which specializes in spindle type lifting gearboxes.

The family business was founded in 1977 and today supplies its products to more than 40 countries. With its modular building set for spindle type lifting gearboxes, ZIMM offers a versatile programme for electro-mechanic adjustment of linear movements in all directions for loads of up to 100 tons.

The modular ZIMM system kit is designed in such a way that, depending on the application, the suitable screw jack with numerous accessories can be assembled quickly and easily. 13 sizes in fast and slow gear ratios from 2 kN to 1000 kN, trapezoidal or ball screw spindles, motors, couplings and many others are available in reasonable variety for the respective application. In order to make this compilation even simpler, ZIMM has developed the Online Product Configurator.

Products and services

Screw Jack Building Block System:
  • Screw jacks with trapezoidal and ball screws
  • Safety nuts
  • Bevel gearboxes
  • Three phase AC motors and motor flanges
  • Limit switches and rotary pulse encoders
  • Connecting shafts and couplings
  • Attachments (forked ends, Rod ends, pivot bearing ends, fixing flanges, opposed bearing plates,…)
  • Protective covers (bellows, spiral springs)
  • Pivot bearing plates and pivot mounts
ZIMM offers customer-specific advice to achieve tailored solutions that fulfil different requirements.



The comany was founded by Jürgen Zimmermann and his family in Bregenz and nowadays delivers to over 40 diffe-rent countries. It began with sales of high-quality transmission parts such as pinions, bevel gears, toothed racks, chains and linear guides.


The Screw Jack Building Block System, which was developed soon became the company‘s flagship product. This modular system offers a flexible programme for the precise electromechanical adjustment of linear movements, and with loads weighing as much as 100 tons (1,000 kN) per screw jack.


Various measuring devices as well as 3D and 4D measuring systems in the house. The company is certified according to ISO 9001: 2015.


Moved into the new premises in the Millennium Park in Lustenau.


Gunther Zimmermann took over the family firm from father Jürgen. His management has given ZIMM a new lease of life and is continuing with innovative concepts and ideas.


ZIMM USA Inc is founded in Chicago specifically for commercialization in the Americas.


The in-house programmed ZIMM Online product configurator gets a comprehensive function update. Now complete screw jack systems can be constructed.


Presence in Italy has been significantly increased, and ZIMM has got local Italian sales technicians.

ZIMM launches brand new, more powerful Hub Gear Series (ZE-H); with a new design, higher quality, improved continuous load, and optimized gearing for increased service life.

Millennium Park 3
6890 Lustenau
+43 (0) 5577 / 806-0
+43 (0) 5577 / 806-8
Export/Foreign share
Export markets
more than 40 countries world wide
Contact person
Gunther Zimmermann
General Manager

It is with great pride that we announce that we have received “State Approved Training Company” certification as recognition of our ongoing commitment to excellence in vocational training.

Based in the heart of Europe we see our mission as providing young people with a secure future primarily through apprenticeship and continuous in-service training schemes. We are firmly committed to the training of innovative, creative and skilled people.

Gunther Zimmermann
General Manager ZIMM GmbH