A Zimmermann will never let you down.

That is the promise we make to our customers. It is the ambition that burns in every member of our workforce and in every single component of our machines. The smallest details and the largest dimensions, speed and thoroughness, high performance and economic efficiency – those are the contrasts we have had to balance in order to achieve our success. And in the midst of all these factors, there is always one thing that is most important of all: our customers' satisfaction. Wherever they are in the world.

Fanatic about details. Pedantic about precision. Zero tolerance for tolerances. Does that sound like your attitude to work? Then you're the right person for us. Because Zimmermann is exactly the right place for heads with a character like yours. Don't delay!

Send us a work sample and we will examine it for the genuine Zimmermann spirit.

Fanatic about details. Pedantic about precision. Zero tolerance for tolerances. Does that sound like your attitude to work? Then you're the right person for us. Because Zimmermann is exactly the right place for heads with a character like yours. Don't delay!

Send us a work sample and we will examine it for the genuine Zimmermann spirit.

Vacant Jobs

Your Tasks

  • Design of fluidic systems for our milling machine portfolio
  • Development of constructive solutions from the idea to the implementation
  • Creation of hydraulic and pneumatic circuit diagrams in 2D
  • Selection and dimensioning of system components as well as maintenance of
  • parts lists in the PDM system
  • Preparation of technical specifications and coordination of technical
  • contents with the suppliers
  • Review and approval of manufacturer documents
  • Coordination and cooperation with upstream and downstream departments
  • (sales, assembly, commissioning and service)
  • Preparation of production documents and documentation

Your Qualification

  • Completed studies in the field of mechanical engineering / mechatronics or
  • comparable training as a technician
  • Several years of experience in the design and construction of fluidic systems
  • Confident handling of a common CAD system (ideally SolidWorks
  • and AutoCAD)
  • High degree of creative and innovative thinking and constructive solution orientation
  • Ability to work in a team, willingness to perform and independent working style
  • Good knowledge of English

Our Offer

  • Intensive training in a versatile and varied field of activity
  • A modern workplace
  • Performance-related remuneration and a wide range of social benefits (including pension scheme, back training, e-bike leasing, canteen)
  • Regular further training

Become part of a dynamic team in a successful and constantly growing family business. 

Have we aroused your interest? Then send us your informative application with details of your desired salary to F. Zimmermann GmbH or by email to: personal@f-zimmermann.com. Ms. Eva Gänzle will be happy to answer your questions.

„The most important criterion in our customers' purchasing decisions: trust.“

Frieder Gänzle


Eva Gänzle

Head of Commercial Department
In-house Lawyer

Daniel Demlang


The Zimmermann spirit did not come about by chance. Since the company was founded in 1933, we have focused on material removal and the modification of the external contour of various materials. And we have also looked very closely at the question of what it is that drives different industries forward. From the development of the first portal milling machine through to the design of our proprietary milling heads – we draw our inspiration from an active dialog with our customers. Because only in this way is it possible to create milling solutions that are not only exceptionally powerful but also meet the varying demands of different industrial sectors.

In 1933, F. Zimmermann GmbH is founded by Friedrich Zimmermann in the Swabian town of Denkendorf near Stuttgart. The company is engaged in electrical installation and contract work in mechanical manufacturing until the mid-1950s.

With the development of the first machine in 1956, more and more Zimmermann machines are used in model making. Convinced of the good quality, the industry trusts in the milling machines, band saws and grinding machines, and not only in Germany. Zimmermann becomes the world market leader in the field of conventional model making machines. An era that lasts until 1993.

The excellent brand image as well as the market and quality leadership in the field of conventional model making machines induces Rudolf Gänzle to take over 100% of the shares in F. Zimmermann GmbH from the Zimmermann family in 1994. At the same time he rents the company premises with a total area of approx. 11,000 sqm and a floor space of approx. 6,500 sqm from the Zimmermann family. Rudolf Gänzle becomes managing partner of F. Zimmermann GmbH.

The decisive development occurs in 1995: the first CNC-controlled 3-axis portal milling machine. With this, Zimmermann takes the important development step towards CNC milling machines, which will shape the company in the years to come. This is followed by further development to 3+1 axes up to 5-axis simultaneous machining. Zimmermann thus responds optimally to the industry-specific requirements of the target group in model, mold and tool making. 

In 1998, Rudolf Gänzle decides to purchase the company premises. Shortly after, the first hall extension in Denkendorf with a 20 t crane follows. 

In 2000, the company continues to expand both spatially and in terms of personnel. This is followed by the expansion of the approx. 1000 sqm hall upper floor and the strong build-up of the construction and development department. 

Rudolf Gänzle decides to purchase the neighboring site with 3,300 sqm and starts planning the construction of a new assembly hall with 2 x 25 t crane systems and approx. 1,000 sqm floor space. 

In order to expand the product range, Rudolf Gänzle decides to take over the entire know-how of the Bohner und Köhle company. This includes the parts warehouse as well as 20 employees. This is followed by the foundation of a subsidiary, Bokö GmbH, for the bed milling machine sector. In the following year the first bed milling machine is sold to China.  

In 2001, the first portal milling machine in gantry design is developed, sold and put into operation. 

In order to meet the constantly increasing space requirements, Rudolf Gänzle has a new assembly hall built and at the same time acquires another office building in Denkendorf.

To meet the necessary demand from China, in 2002, Zimmermann establishes a subsidiary including a service center, today situated in Beijing. In the same year, the first 5-axis machine is sold to a company in the aircraft industry. 

Two years later, the subsidiary "Zimmermann Inc." is founded in the USA.

Zimmermann continues to grow and the company premises in Denkendorf reach their limits. In 2005, Rudolf Gänzle therefore decides to rent and finally purchase a 14,000 square meter factory site with 6,000 square meters of floor space in nearby Neuhausen auf den Fildern.

Frieder Gänzle joins the company in 2014. In a ceremonial act, Rudolf Gänzle hands over the symbolic baton of leadership to his son in 2017. 

In 2015, Zimmermann begins developing the "horizontal milling machines" product line in response to the individual requirements of customers in the aerospace industry. In 2017, the first plant is put into operation. 

In 2016, the company premises in Neuhausen are expanded to include an assembly hall with offices and social rooms, which is inaugurated the following year. The new "Competence Center Technology" covers 3,000 square meters of office space and social rooms of 1,800 square meters.  

Zimmermann Inc." in the USA also receives a new building with office space and social rooms as well as a usable area that can be used as a showroom and assembly area. In total, Zimmermann is building up to 1,230 sqm in the USA. 

Reliability is not only part of our DNA, but also of our processes. Thus, we continuously strive to improve ourselves in order to meet the quality demands we face. Therefore we are regularly certified by independent audits. Integrity, fairness and cooperative partnership are part of our understanding of value-oriented action. We also want to live up to our social responsibility by voluntarily implementing environmental standards. Sustainable action is part of our corporate culture and products.