12 Feb 2019
First Production Site

The first Zobele business was born in Trento (Italy), located at the beginning in a large room in via Mariani 8 and then in a building of about forty meters for ten behind the old family house, located in Corso III Novembre, 20, where started the proper industrial production

 

Founded by the Romans, expanding in medieval times and historically famous for the Council and its Bishops, formerly part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, at the end of the First World War the city of Trento was annexed to Italy.

The entrepreneurial spirit of the young Enrico Zobele remained, despite the epochal change, determined to face the negative context; a new currency and the wartime destruction of infrastructures, industries and agricultural areas made any supplying of goods activity particularly difficult.

Within this context the first Zobele business was born, located at the beginning in a large room in via Mariani 8, Trento and then in a building of about forty meters for ten behind the old family house, located in Corso III Novembre, 20, where started the proper industrial production, centred mainly on flypapers and birdlime.

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30 Jan 2019
Enrico Zobele Senior
Enrico Zobele Senior (1886 - 1950) was a visionary entrepreneur, laying the foundations of Zobele Group. Born to native Italian speakers originally from San Sebastiano, Folgaria, Trentino, he attended the primary and secondary school in Trento and Rovereto, before continuing his education in...

Enrico Zobele Senior (1886 - 1950) was a visionary entrepreneur, laying the foundations of Zobele Group. Born to native Italian speakers originally from San Sebastiano, Folgaria, Trentino, he attended the primary and secondary school in Trento and Rovereto, before continuing his education in technical-commercial subjects in Vienna, one the liveliest capital cities in Europe.

On finishing his studies, he found work in a Viennese bank where a loyal customer asked him to become a distributor for his products; shoe grease, wax and self-adhesive strips. Enrico accepted the offer, and after a short time requested a license for production in order to start up a new business in Trentino. The 1st World War put a brake on his ambitious project but, as soon as Trentino and Alto Adige were ceded to The Kingdom of Italy in 1919, Enrico opened the first Zobele small production area in Trento. The following year he married Emma Hafner, with whom he had two sons, Luigi and Fulvio, who took over the reins of the company when, after 30 years of extraordinary growth in the 30’s and the restart up of business following the 2nd World War, Enrico decided to retire from managing the business.

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30 Jan 2019
Spiralette
Fly paper is a strip of adhesive paper, used in homes, coated with particularly sweet substances that attract insects, mostly flies, which on touching the adhesive strip remain stuck. This is an effective way to eliminate all insects that contaminate food or, for example, the surfaces of the...

Fly paper is a strip of adhesive paper, used in homes, coated with particularly sweet substances that attract insects, mostly flies, which on touching the adhesive strip remain stuck. This is an effective way to eliminate all insects that contaminate food or, for example, the surfaces of the dishes.

The "Perfetto Spiralette” flycatcher was a large consumption and maximum utility product which resolved the problem of insects in the early years of the 1900s. This was a very common problem in both families and activities located near cattle breeding or bogs.

Produced for seasonal use with peak demand in the hot months, customer’ orders were received in the autumn prior to the following summer months, with production beginning in spring and ending in July.

This product was one of the first items to be manufactured in Zobele, asserting its commercial importance from 1919 to the 70s.

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15 Jan 2019
A century of history!
2019 is a very significant year for Zobele Group: ​​100 years of successful growth represent an important milestone, but also a new starting point for new projects and new challenges. From 1919 until today, Zobele has always operated in the name of quality and excellence, maturing a know-how...

2019 is a very significant year for Zobele Group: ​​100 years of successful growth represent an important milestone, but also a new starting point for new projects and new challenges.
From 1919 until today, Zobele has always operated in the name of quality and excellence, maturing a know-how and expertise that, even today, make it an absolute leader in the sector.

"Key players in our story" is the claim of the campaign designed for the centenary and the key players are many: all the shareholders, starting from the Zobele family, all the products and all the employees and the partners of the company, that have contributed to this success for 100 years.

 

 

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23 Nov 2018
Zobele do Brasil Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
On the 16th of November, Zobele do Brasil celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Many years have passed since the foundation in 1998 and many changes happened on the path of the continuous growth with a strong focus on products and people, in line with corporate values, business development and global...

On the 16th of November, Zobele do Brasil celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Many years have passed since the foundation in 1998 and many changes happened on the path of the continuous growth with a strong focus on products and people, in line with corporate values, business development and global strategic initiatives.

It was an important and joyful occasion, where memories were shared, recognition for the job was made and expectations for the future were presented. 

 “We are proud of everything that has been done – declared Marlene Cantanhede, Zobele do Brazil Plant General Manager -  and we are sure that we are prepared to build a great future. This is because we have in our hands the best tool that exists: our will to do.”

 

 

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31 May 2018
New corporate campaign - La Tecnologia è un circolo virtuoso che comincia dalle persone
Zobele Group is proud to have launched its 2018 advertising campaign focused on People as starting point for the development of Technology. We have used the international event "Festival dell'Economia" as the perfect opportunity to promote the launch of our new corporate campaign in the...

Zobele Group is proud to have launched its 2018 advertising campaign focused on People as starting point for the development of Technology.

We have used the international event "Festival dell'Economia" as the perfect opportunity to promote the launch of our new corporate campaign in the Festival's magazines and local newspapers. This year the event will take place in Trento from the 31st of May until the 3rd of June and will focus on the main theme "Technology and Jobs".

Focusing attention on the importance of human resources has always been a priority for Zobele Group in all its sites around the world, despite being a manufacturing company with a strong technological core. However, our Company sicerely believes that "the true technology is a virtuous circle, that comes from the people,cutting distances, increasing opportunities and enhancing resources".

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25 May 2018
Zobele Bulgaria Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
On the 18th of May Zobele Bulgaria celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since the Grand Opening in 2008 a long path has been made: various expansions of the production and warehouse areas, introduction of new production lines and product categories, different initiatives to support the wellbeing of...

On the 18th of May Zobele Bulgaria celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since the Grand Opening in 2008 a long path has been made: various expansions of the production and warehouse areas, introduction of new production lines and product categories, different initiatives to support the wellbeing of employees and to endorse Group strategic initiatives and Company values.

"It's a very exciting time for Zobele Bulgaria in many ways, a milestone moment for us and for all Zobele Group, that we reached after a decade of steady progress and a constant hard work and passion of every single person of our team"- said Matteo Cavalieri, Zobele Bulgaria Plant General Manager, in his official speech. "But the best is yet to come!"

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8 May 2018
Zobele Retail Solutions at PLMA – Amsterdam (Holland) – 29th-30th May 2018
Zobele Retail Solutions will be exhibiting at the PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) in Amsterdam in May. The PLMA is one of the world’s largest fairs dedicated to private label. The show runs from 29th to 30th May. The booth is at Amsterdam RAI Holland Complex (BOOTH...

Zobele Retail Solutions will be exhibiting at the PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) in Amsterdam in May. The PLMA is one of the world’s largest fairs dedicated to private label. The show runs from 29th to 30th May.

The booth is at Amsterdam RAI Holland Complex (BOOTH N-431). 

Present as Global Leader in Pest Control and Air Care, and reinforcing the growing presence in Personal Care, Zobele Retail Solutions will be introducing ready-to-market novelties and a full range of solutions for the global shelves.

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27 Apr 2018
Zobele Group announces the opening of a new plant in the USA
Zobele Group announces the opening of its seventh global plant, located in Garland, Texas in the United States. This factory will begin by producing products in Zobele’s growing Fabric & Laundry Care product category and it is expected to begin commercial shipments in the fourth quarter of...

Zobele Group announces the opening of its seventh global plant, located in Garland, Texas in the United States.

This factory will begin by producing products in Zobele’s growing Fabric & Laundry Care product category and it is expected to begin commercial shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018. This is a new product line for Zobele Group and is fully incremental revenue on top of the existing products manufactured in its other six plants. This factory has available space to support planned growth with key Zobele Group customers.

The staffing of the Zobele US team has already started and it will continue during the coming months, targeting highly capable people with the ability to grow with the facility as it expands.

“Our company”, says Roberto Schianchi, the CEO of Zobele Group, “is particularly proud of this new milestone, which confirms the continuous growth of the Group, opening new opportunities for further global development."

 

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18 Jul 2017
Zobele Group at SAITEX 2017 – Johannesburg (AFRICA) – 25th - 27th June 2017
Zobele Group exhibited at SAITEX 2017 at The Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg the last week of June. SAITEX Expo is the most important trade event of Africa for buyers of retail and trade products. This fair is remarkable for the incredible range of different products that are exhibited...

Zobele Group exhibited at SAITEX 2017 at The Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg the last week of June.

SAITEX Expo is the most important trade event of Africa for buyers of retail and trade products. This fair is remarkable for the incredible range of different products that are exhibited and find distribution into the African market.

A good opportunity for Zobele Group to show its products and to get in contact with distributors and wholesalers working in the Region.

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