The current issue of PetrolWorld, the largest magazine in the world of the Petrol Stations industry, brings the history and future plans of the company


A Rising Star – that’s how PetrolWorld the greatest communication vehicle of Petrol Stations industry described Zeppini Ecoflex. The magazine first issue of 2013, distributed in March, reported the three pages article – A Rising Star – detailing the history and future perspectives of the company.

To start the story, the editor commented briefly that while economies like the United States and Europe are facing some difficulties, other economies as well as the Brazilian grow solidly based on “hard work, intelligence and skill.” Finally, Zeppini Ecoflex was cited as an example of company that has steady growth based on these foundations.

Then, there was a narrative about Grupo Zeppini that started its activities in 1950 with Fundição Estrela, which is still part of the Grupo. The company used to produce aluminum and copper components, materials very commonly used in the past in the Petrol Stations industry.

With the increasing demand of the retail fuel sector, Zeppini was established in 1984 to meet this market directly. And at the end of the last century, when Brazil went through changes in standards to make the Service Stations installations safer, Zeppini began developing new components to meet the new regulations. The new Brazilian standard was set based on international standards, and this factor contributed to Zeppini, today present in over 80 countries, initiates its activities in the international market.

The article detailed facts, including steady and solid internationalization process of the company, biofuels experience, and the pioneering and constant focus on innovation with the development of new equipment, such as: Water and oil Separator System, Harvesting rainwater, Sanitary Treatment Equipment, and LED lighting solutions, recently added to the product line of the company.

Another important moment in the history of Zeppini happened in 2008: the acquisition of Ecoflex, the second largest manufacturer of equipment for stations in Brazil, which added experience, new products to the portfolio and the new name “Zeppini Ecoflex” and also allowed the possibility to meet the dynamic global market.

The story ended mentioning the Grupo Zeppini companies work in social media, which began in 2006, when companies were still unsure whether they should invest in social networks as a communication channels with its stakeholders. Today, the Grupo has over 20 channels, eight of these being of Zeppini Ecoflex. The PetrolWorld mentioned that pioneering in this activity shows the innovative approach of Zeppini Ecoflex.

Read the full magazine PetrolWorld article and learn more about the history and future of Zeppini Ecoflex in: www.zeppini.com.br/divulga/petrolworldeng.pdf


Awareness for water resources preservation motivates the creation of laws to rainwater harvesting in Brazil; Service Stations is one of the segments involved.

The rainwater harvesting is a way already known for natural resources preservation and reduction of water expenses. Following some expectations of society, the Brazilian government began to encourage the practice of rainwater use, including the creation of laws; some of them are specific to service stations.

In 2010, the Executive approved the law 134/09, written by the city councilor Aline Mariano, which imposes Fuel Stations of Recife must install equipments to capture the rainwater for washing vehicles and other activities that do not require the use of potable water.
The author of the law said that water conservation should be a constant concern of everyone, because it is one of the planet’s most important assets. “Although Brazil is the first country in hydro availability in rivers in the world, pollution and misuse undertake this feature in several regions. The supply problems are directly related to demand growth, waste and uncontrolled urbanization. This project aims to capture rainwater and reuses it after use, avoiding thereby the waste.” said the author.

This is not the only law related to rainwater harvesting. Other Brazilian states also have implemented rules to capture, treat and use of this alternative source, which are not limited only to service stations.

Zeppini Ecoflex, a leader in developing and marketing solutions for environmental protection in service stations, presented the Pluvi System in 2009, a device that allows the use of rainwater in the daily activities of petrol stations.

The equipment performs three treatment steps in which include railing, filtering to remove even the smallest solid waste, and chlorination to eliminate germs and bacteria present in the water before releasing it for use in activities such as car, floor and common areas wash, watering of green areas, flushing toilets, among others.

The Pluvi System installation is easy and very simple to be done in new or existing constructions. The Pluvi also eliminates the constant need for cleaning and the entire process occurs automatically, which does not need an operator to make the system to work.

This solution is already being used in all Brazilian States and in more than 80 countries where the company operates. For more information about Pluvi System contact Zeppini Ecoflex team.


The biofuel E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol in its composition) implementation in the United States has generated many debates in different sectors of the society and has not been confirmed whether or not will be available to U.S. consumers.

The commercialization of this fuel has not yet begun since EPA (Environmental Protection Agency of United States) authorization for its use in light vehicles manufactured after 2001. In July 2012, the first E15 pump was officially inaugurated in the city of Lawrence, Kansas, but five months later, the Traffic Agency called for the suspension of its commercialization, claiming that the biofuel was causing problems in tested vehicles and that consumers needed more information about the E15.

While agencies such as EPA, which has conducted tests and wants the beginning of its trading, state that the local industry will move with the biofuel production, reduce dependence on oil internationally purchasing, and offer benefits to the environment due to be a less polluting fuel, part of society and industries still say that the market needs more information on the E15, adjustments related to the infrastructure, and more time for Service Stations and Automobiles to adapt.

The E15 needs to go through several steps before it starts its sale to the consumer, being necessary to receive additional federal reviews, be approved as fuel, have the sale approved by each of the 51 U.S. states, and then convince the owners of the stations for distribution.

Currently, Brazil is recognized as a biofuel leading world economy, the second largest ethanol producer and the biggest exporter of the fuel produced from cane sugar, in addition, the country continues the development and implementation of new types of biofuel, such as the S-10 Diesel, fuel that began to be commercialized in Brazil in January, 2013. Learn more about Diesel S-10 on: www.petrolworld.com/latin-america-headlines/brazil-zeppini-informs-customers-on-diesel-s-10.html

Zeppini Ecoflex grew along with the Brazilian biofuel scenery and for over 28 years, develops and offers appropriate and constantly updated products for installations using fuels such as: Ethanol, Biodiesel, AD Blue/DEF, among others. The company is recognized in more than 80 countries where it operates as the only manufacturer with proven experience handling biofuel, and has been highlighted globally among consumers who have looked for these solutions.


Today, March 22nd is celebrated the World Water Day. The date established by the UN General Assembly on February 21, 1993, has annual themes that are chosen to commemorate this day and raise awareness about the global importance of conscious consumption of the resource.

To celebrate the 20th year of the World Water Day, the chosen theme was “Water Cooperation” in which aims to raise awareness about the importance, benefits and challenges of water cooperation, as increased knowledge, development capacity and innovative ideas, by making the water cooperation a priority in 2013.

Several events worldwide have been conducted this month to present the goals of this year’s theme. An example is the Walk for Water, which began in the Netherlands and is now held in 11 countries. In it, children 10 to 15 years walk six kilometers (3.7 miles) carrying six liters of water in the backpack with the goal of representing children of some developing countries that walk that distance to access clear water.

Important facts:
Water covers 70% of Earth’s surface; 97% being salt water. Only 0.01% of the fresh water is available for use, because the remaining 2% of freshwater is in glaciers, icebergs and deep underground, which makes the consumable water scarce.

Brazil has 12% of world reserves of clear water, the world’s largest river – the Amazon, and the largest groundwater reservoir – the Guarani Aquifer, however, 58% of Brazilian counties do not have distribution system and water treatment.

The daily average consumption of a household is 200 liters per person, with a relevant amount of this water being used for activities that do not require the consumption of fresh water, such as flushing toilets and washing floors. This consumption is considered high by the UN, which indicates the need for awareness and use of alternative sources.

Global consumption of water is doubling every 20 years, and water availability per capita on the planet has been reduced by 60% in the last 50 years. Unfortunately, 40% of the world population is already facing scarcity of this resource and 25% of the population has no access to clear water, including developed countries.

*www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/home/en/


Zeppini Ecoflex launches another communication media on a popular social network, now with the content in English for the international public

Zeppini Ecoflex has just launched a new communication channel that will update news about the company, product launches, event participations, and news to its worldwide customers and partners. From now on, the company present in more than 70 countries will offer unique content in English to its consumers and international partners through a new Facebook page.

This is another Zeppini Ecoflex initiative, in which has used social networks to communicate since 2006, when it launched the blog and the video channel on YouTube, to publish news about the brand and the Petrol Stations Industry.

Today, Zeppini Ecoflex has a Blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter profile, a YouTube channel, that information are published in Portuguese, and an album of pictures on Flickr. The international public can also stay updated with the Blog in English (blog.zeppini.com), the YouTube in English (www.youtube.com/zeppinieng) and Spanish (www.youtube.com/zeppiniesp) , and now the new Facebook page in English (www.facebook.com/zeppinieng).

Like Zeppini Ecoflex new Fan Page: www.facebook.com/zeppinieng


The world’s largest magazine of Petrol Stations industry highlighted Zeppini Ecoflex participation at Automechanika 2012

In the first issue of the year of PetrolWorld, the largest magazine of Petrol Stations industry in the world, Zeppini Ecoflex was one of the companies highlighted in the retrospective article of Automechanika 2012, which reported the news of the most respected companies attending the event.

Zeppini Ecoflex was mentioned as a global company, present in more than 80 countries, and as the only one in the market with over 25 years of proven experience working with biofuels. The article also commented about the great interest of visitors from around the world in visiting Zeppini Ecoflex stand to check the full range of solutions for Petrol Stations that were on display.


The company presents a new domain that aligns its online plataform to its sustainability concepts

Zeppini Ecoflex an environmental protection equipment leader for Petrol Stations has a new internet domain. The company, wich offers products that protect the environment and equipments that allow a conscious consumption of water and energy, created a new domain http://www.zeppini.eco.br to align its online plataform to its sustainable solutions and practices.

The domain  http://www.zeppini.com.br will keep available, allowing visitors to acess the Zeppini Ecoflex site through both addresses.

Visit: www.zeppini.eco.br


Zeppini Ecoflex water and oil separator was cover photo and main article in Petroleum Insight magazine

The Oil-Less, Zeppini Ecoflex water and oil separator, was Kenya magazine “Petroleum Insight” cover in the end of 2012. Besides the cover photo, the magazine printed an article with relevant information about the equipment.

The article highlighted the materials and manufacture quality that ensures no cracks or leaks to the equipment and allows the system to provide greater security to the environment. The magazine also detailed the process efficiency, quality of the results after the water treatment, and the practicality of use, which allows an easy maintenance of the equipment components.

The Oil-Less system has already became popular with over 12,000 systems sold worldwide, and it has being commercialized in more than 80 countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe where Zeppini Ecoflex is present.


After the successful launch in Brazil, the company presents to the international public the product line that will prepare the facility for all blends fuels

Zeppini Ecoflex started to commercialize worldwide in the end of 2012 its full line of stainless steel products to its international public, launched at ExPostos e Conveniência. These products, which meet all the current standards, ensure that the Petrol Stations are fully prepared to work with a variety of biofuels, such as ethanol, diesel, biodiesel, DEF (Diesel Exaust Fluid)/Ad Blue, among others.

The new stainless steel line includes: Line Filter, Transition Fittings, Fill Cap, Flexible Connectors, and Check Valve. These equipment are the most suitable and recommended for use with biofuels, ensuring the fuel transport from the discharge, through piping, to the output for supplying the vehicle.

These products investment is very important because the biofuels are gaining popularity quickly, and it is necessary to have the facilities ready to receive them safely while avoiding the need for major works to exchange equipment. Using the stainless steel products, the installations will have increased security and durability, for ensuring their integrity and the quality of the fuels sold.

This full line is already available throughout the network of representation and distribution in more than 80 countries where Zeppini Ecoflex is present.


After 2012, a year of hard work and excellent results, Zeppini Ecoflex prepares more news for 2013.

During 2012, Ecoflex Zeppini introduced several news and launched new products for installation on Petrol Stations like the stainless steel line of products. For 2013, the company will follow the trend of recent years and present releases throughout the year.

Zeppini Ecoflex will also present news on its social networks. After launching new concepts related to Petrol Stations industry in 2012, the company is getting ready for launching new social networking channels, which will be updated during 2013 with the main news of the company and market in general for the worldwide followers.

Referring to events, the company has already confirmed presence in two of the biggest events of Petrol Stations industry, which will happen in the second half of the year, the ExpoPostos e Conveniência 2013 e PEI 2013.

Be sure to follow our updates throughout the year on our social networks:
Blog: http://blog.zeppini.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zeppinieng
Youtube in English: http://www.youtube.com/zeppinieng
Youtube in Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/zeppiniesp
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/zeppini

We wish you a great year …
… Zeppini Ecoflex.