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Zip Heaters (Aust) Pty Ltd

Zip is a world leader in instant boiling and chilled filtered water drinking systems.

Zip Heaters (Aust) Pty Ltd


December 6th, 2010

What does your company supply?

The name ‘Zip’ has been synonymous with instant boiling water for more than three decades. These days the company is regarded as a world leader in not only instant boiling, but also instant chilled filtered water drinking systems. Zip has gained a reputation for constantly setting new standards in time-saving, energy-saving, water-conserving and user-safety technology.

What’s the history of your company?

More than 30 years ago, a handful of dedicated Australians at Zip set out to show the world a better way to boil water. Instead of filling a kettle full of cold water and waiting several minutes for it to boil, Zip developed an energy-efficient way to store water at boiling point, ready for instant use.

Where do you distribute?

Australian-made Zip products are now exported to more than 50 countries (and counting) around the globe, as well as across Australia. Millions of people everyday world-wide use Zip products for making tea, coffee, chilled drinks, cooking and countless other uses.


Describe your customers.

Zip instant boiling and chilled filtered water products are found in countless private and public buildings, including hospitals, schools, offices, restaurants, museums, factories and residential homes.

What sets your company apart?

Over the years many Australian manufacturers have moved their operations off shore. Zip however has remained fiercely loyal and proud of its Australian operation and has no plans to change. The company is still privately owned, still 100% Australian and still manufactures at its own factory in Condell Park, in Sydney’s west, where it also houses its Research and Development division along with a Customer Care Centre which operates 6 days a week.

What is good design to you?

Zip regards good design as being the seamless integration of eye-catching good looks with practical benefits which enhance an individual’s lifestyle. Needless to say, it also needs to be environmentally friendly. This is something Zip strives to build into all its products, especially the latest range of under-bench Zip HydroTap models, as well as wall-mounted instant boiling water units.


What are the benefits of Zip products?

Zip products are famous for their time, energy and water saving benefits, but there are even more compelling reasons for choosing many of Zip’s instant boiling and chilled water products, and that’s the health benefits associated with sub-micron filtration.

Every Zip HydroTap for example has a superior triple action sub-micron filtration system which removes impurities smaller than one thousandth of a millimetre, including Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It also removes chlorine plus other tastes and odours to leave water crystal clear and odourless – just the way Mother Nature intended.

What does the future hold?

Zip continues to grow its local and export markets thanks to a strong and on-going focus on research and development. The company is continually reviewing, improving and expanding its range of instant boiling and chilled filtered water products to meet ever-changing market demands.



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