Kusters Machinery Corporation was founded in 1974 through a partnership between Kurt Zimmerli, founder of Zima Corporation (1969), and Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik of Krefeld, Germany. The Kusters Brand is best known as a worldwide leader in the textile and carpet industries for our dyeing and finishing machinery. Our strength through the years has been uncompromised quality in stainless steel manufacturing and engineering excellence.
In 2005, Jagenberg AG purchased 100% of the shares of the company. With the change in ownership came the merger of Kusters Machinery Corporation and Zima Corporation into Kusters Zima Corporation. It was during this transition that our new shareholders allowed us to expand into new markets.
In 2007, we acquired the assets of Waste Tech Incorporated, a supplier of headworks equipment to the wastewater industry. In 2012, we expanded our presence in the wastewater industry by acquiring Hi-Tech Environmental, a sales and engineering company that focused on clarifier product offerings. In 2013, we formed the Kusters Water division to bring the products of Waste Tech and Hi-Tech under one market name. In 2019, we became Zima Corporation.
No matter our name, we always pride ourselves on being a leader in both the textile and wastewater industries by offering turnkey solutions to all our customers.