Who we are

Since 1999 Zato has been an innovative manufacturer of metal recycling and processing solutions

Our long-established expertise in the aluminium and ferrous scrap recycling business has made Zato the number one reference point for anyone looking for efficient and reliable metal shedding and recycling solutions. We offer high quality machines integrated with cutting edge technologies and advanced engineering solutions. Our commitment to fulfil even the highest customer expectations has led us to develop innovative solutions that are not only effective but also designed to process scrap metals in a cleaner way while reducing emissions and energy consumption.

Zato´s sales and aftersales network extends to more than 50 countries across:



Zato was founded in 1999 near the city of Brescia, situated in the North of Italy, by leading experts in the steel, metal and ferrous scrap recycling industry. The founders had a passion to combine their expertise in order to develop advanced technologies and machinery to efficiently cut, shred and sort ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals. 

Starting with our humble beginnings of designing and manufacturing demolition attachment shears and crushers, which are now considered to be amongst the best in the industry, our expansion continued in the following years with the introduction of advanced heavy duty twin-shaft rotary shears and hammer mills which feature state-of-the-art patented technologies and innovative engineering solutions.

Zato in brief

Today, Zato’s factory complex is spread over an area of 5,000 sqm and employs more than 40 qualified staff. Zato takes great care not to overlook the details and follows a philosophy of continuous innovation, which is why our products are synonymous with efficiency and durability. In this regard, we can boast 4 worldwide patents pending and one approved patent. Our team of engineers are continuously optimising and refining our plants and machinery which means that our customers benefit from efficiency, safety and great results no matter what the application.

Work with us

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In case we do not have a corresponding position available, your data will be stored by our recruiters and made available for when new roles suitable for your profile are opened.In case your profile coincides with an available position you will be contacted for a meeting.

ZATO is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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