Zoppas Industries Switzerland AG

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Resistors, Heating Elements and Heating Systems for the Railway Sector

Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies (ZIHET) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of resistors and heating systems for all sorts of applications: from domestic & professional equipment, to food service equipment, home appliances and satellites to the transportation and mobility sector.

ZIHET operates production facilities in Italy, as well as in Switzerland, Eastern Europe and China. The company also has sales offices in various countries around the world, including the United States, Germany and Mexico. The entire design, production and testing processes are carried out in our own facilities, located throughout the world.

The global presence allows ZIHET to serve customers in diverse markets and industries. The company invests heavily in research and development to stay at the forefront of heating and temperature control technology. Collaborations with universities, research institutes and industry partners allow the company to develop new products and solutions that meet evolving customer needs.

The company places a strong emphasis on quality and safety in all aspects of their operations. Products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. ZIHET also has various certifications, such as ISO 45001, UL, CSA, and VDE, which demonstrate the compliance with international safety standards.

For over 60 years, ZIHET has been designing and developing passenger climate comfort systems and transport security, achieving high standards of both performance and energy efficiency: from HVAC heaters to floor heating, to door defrosting heaters to safety brake resistors.

ZIHET’s Heating Solutions:

  • Create the most comfortable and cozy ambience for passengers
  • Provide hot water during the journey
  • Prevent waste water drainage and fresh water lines to freeze
  • Ensure that the driver’s cabin has a high level of comfort, even with low outside temperatures
  • Ensure the working of any external doors, prevent sliding doors from freezing in the winter time
  • Guarantee passengers safety on entry & exit during winter time, avoiding the risk of slipping
  • Guarantee a safe and secure automatic coupling process, even in the worst weather conditions
  • Prevent freezing and blocking of the sand and ensure security when breaking the train

From design to production and installation, ZIHET is a leader in the field of transport and mobility with an innovative and wide range of technologies for a more sustainable future. For example, our heating solutions considerably reduce the overall weight of trains, which means that their CO2 emissions are reduced thanks to a flooring system that is lighter than traditional solutions. The result is lower levels of power consumption for the same level of comfort provided by classical systems.

As a company of the Zoppas Industries group, Zoppas Industries Switzerland AG is specialised on the railway industry supporting, developing and producing tailor-made solutions with many years of experience and references for international clients.


A key area is sustainability, which is at the heart of our mission and approach to the value chain. While concentrating on energy consumption, we aim for full recyclability of our products and components. This approach puts Design for Environment principles into practice by minimising environmental impact at every step: from product conception, through the entire life cycle until final dismantling and disposal. The result is smart heating solutions that contribute to lowering the impact of living environments on the planet.

ZIHET’s commitment to environmental responsibility extends to all our suppliers, and compliance with the applicable EU regulations (1907/2006/EC) on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is mandatory for all.

Overall, Zoppas Industries is a leading player in the heating and temperature control industries, with a global reach, a strong commitment to quality and safety, a focus on innovation, and a dedication to customer service and sustainability.


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