ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH (ZMS) of Germany is one of the leading manufacturers of shelter systems in the world. The company is a direct successor of the famous ZEPPELIN airship construction and still today, the company’s philosophy is expressed by the slogan "rooms in motion".

ZMS was one of the first manufacturers of lightweight containers in an aluminium-sandwich-structure and meanwhile their systems are in use in more than 40 countries all over the world. They have been delivered to a large number of international companies and governmental organizations as well as to non-governmental relief and first-aid organizations.

ZEPPELIN-Shelter® is a registered trademark of ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH.

The product range of ZMS is divided into the following business fields:

ACE II communication shelter with air conditioning and NBC protection.
Communication shelter mounted on a Unimog carrier, HF-screened and air-transportable.
Containerized part of modular field hospital of the United Nations for mobile applications.
3:1 shelter, easily expandable within a couple of minutes only, suitable for multipurpose applications.
Inside view of 3:1 expandable shelter, completely equipped as operating theatre.


Communication cabins are one of the basic products in the shelter portfolio of ZMS. They have been sold more than 10,000 times, either as stand-alone units or vehicle-mounted. They have been delivered to various national and international armed forces in all common sizes such as ACE I, II and III, NATO I + II as well as in the ISO formats as 10ft, 15ft or 20ft shelter.

The communication cabins of ZMS are available in an unshielded version as well as HF-screened in which configuration the shelters meet the NATO specification no. 6516.

Another product group in this category is the range of telecommunication shelters (e.g. network stations), which can be delivered as complete turn-key solutions upon customers’ request.


Medical applications have become one of the most important links in the product chain of ZMS. Whether as single medical units or as complete mobile field hospitals up to 200 beds, ZMS offers a wide range of medical appliances. Leading shelter technology combined with advanced engineering know-how in system integration allows the realization of ambitious turn-key solutions of large medical projects.

From compact 10ft shelters for emergency and disaster management to large modular hospital arrangements on basis of extendable 20ft shelters, the product range of ZMS covers all medical requirements. Through cooperation with well-known suppliers of medical equipment the company corresponds to every medical demand of their clients.

In addition hereto, ZMS also offers ambulance vehicles for military as well as for civilian purposes. The custom-made box body structures are suitable for every carrier vehicle whatsoever, for on-road as well as for off-road purposes.


Zeppelin Mobile Facility is an answer to the utmost different military and civilian requirements with regards to all kinds of facility systems. Due to the modular and multi-functional character of the company’s products, ZMS offers solutions to nearly all demands for functional plants or camps, including the necessary infrastructure and system integration to guarantee a smooth and proper working facility.

Whether as stand-alone units, e.g. as peripheral logistic support to existing facilities, or as complex facility arrangements (contagion station, decontamination system, mobile slaughterhouse etc.), the variety of facility solutions provided by ZMS is unlimited.


This business field has been established to develop product solutions in cooperation with partner companies, either according to detailed customer specifications or with own custom-made developments. Due to the long-time experience in shelter technology, ZMS is able to provide solutions to the most ambitious and challenging requirements. By means of this business field, developments of ZMS have been integrated into products of well-known companies and suppliers of military equipment, such as EADS for instance.

The permanent efforts of ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME GmbH to correspond to new military requirements (e.g. ballistic or NBC protection) has made the company a reliable and trustworthy partner for many armed forces all over the world.