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About Us

Kusters was originally founded in Krefeld Germany in 1949. Our U.S. operations located in Spartanburg S.C. were established through a partnership between Kurt Zimmerli, founder of Zima Corporation (1969), and Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik (1974), forming Kusters Zima Corp. Kusters is best known as a worldwide leader in manufacturing dyeing and finishing equipment for textiles and carpet as well as paper machinery produced in Germany, with a specialty in stainless steel manufacturing.  As a high end designer and manufacturer of stainless steel equipment, and for many years prior to the acquisition of WasteTech in 2007, Kusters Zima was subcontract manufacturing many of the Headworks products that WasteTech sold into the market.  In 2011, Kusters Zima acquired Hi-Tech Environmental, Inc. (founded in 1984 by Robert Weidler) based in Birmingham, AL and in January of 2012, officially formed the Kusters Water division of Kusters Zima Corporation, which includes the WasteTech and Hi-Tech products.

Our Mission Statement
The mission of Zima Corporation is to provide its customers with the very best solutions to meet their needs and requirements, cost effectively and on a timely basis. We will ensure that our focus is to positively influence our customer’s profitability, which in turn will provide basis for our own profitability. We will accomplish this with uncompromised quality and integrity in every action. We will treat our customers, suppliers, and each other with respect and dignity. Our focus will be continuous improvement of all of our processes throughout in order to achieve ultimate customer satisfaction.

Our Manufacturing
Our full service 100,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility located in Spartanburg, SC includes a comprehensive machine shop, two laser tables, CNC turning, vertical milling, bending/braking, AWS / ASME certified welders, in-house full time QA/QC inspector and complete metal fabrication including welding, cutting, forming and piping. Complete Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with the latest Software Versions of SolidWorks and AutoCAD. In-House UL 508 Listed Control Panel shop, including PLC Integration Complete In-House Assembly and Testing of all equipment items, including clarifier and thickener drives, screens, and grit systems.

Our Team
The Zima sales network consists of product oriented technical sales professionals who support a specialized group of national, and select international, sales representatives, each dedicated to providing technical support to the Engineering community and End User. Representatives are available in all 50 states and numerous countries worldwide. Our highly trained technical and engineering support includes In house Project Managers, Licensed Professional Engineers both mechanical and electrical, as well as skilled craft machinist, precision welders and meticulous assembly personnel.

Our Quality Control
Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. NSF, ANAB and IAF accredited. In-house QC/QA procedures and inspectors ensure our customers receive a quality product, on time.

Our Locations 
Zima Corporation Worldwide Headquarters, spare parts, service, and manufacturing are located in Spartanburg, SC. Regional offices are located throughout the United States.