A photography of Franz Zingerle. He is standing between his sons Martin and Georg Zingerle.

From a small workshop to an internationally successful family business.

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Pioneering Spirit since 1948

We produce and distribute folding gazebos all over the world.

Our history is based on long-standing values that have been carried on from 1948 to the present day. These are values that contribute decisively to the success and stability of our family business and that always accompany us in our day-to-day work.

Keep on reading and discover the most significant milestones in our company history.

Quality since
Made in Europe


Franz Zingerle and the workshop in Italy

Franz Zingerle graduated as a machinist and has many plans for the future. Together with his father he converts some rooms in his home in Italy into a workshop: Zingerlemetal is born.

1963 - 1979

1963: Expansion of the residential and business building

The company is very successful in the production of machines for agricultural, domestic and environmental technology and the workshop is slowly becoming too small. Thus, 15 years later, it is time to expand the residential and factory building to handle all orders.

1979: Relocation to the industrial zone
Franz Zingerle had the right instinct with his company: the former workshop continues to grow and also the extended residential and company building soon threatenes to burst at the seams. In 1979 Franz Zingerle moved his company to the industrial zone of Schabs (Italy). The area covers 2.900 m² and 6 employees are hired.

A photography of Franz Zingerle. He is standing between his sons Martin and Georg Zingerle.


Entry of Martin und Georg Zingerle

Franz Zingerle's sons, Martin and Georg, recognise the potential of the company and are fully engaged in their father's business.

TÜV Certified
First edition of the beer table set 1986


Production start of table and bench legs

Together with his sons, Franz Zingerle starts the production of table and bench base frames for beer tent sets. Shortly afterwards the two sons start with the professional and serial production of folding sets.

White Paulaner gazebo. Guests are sitting and enjoying fresh beer.


Mastertent gazebo is born

Martin and Georg Zingerle quickly became aware that, in connection with the beer tent sets, there is also a demand for high-quality party and promotion tents. In 1993, the first gazebo is produced and sold under the brand name Mastertent®. With great success! After only a short time, the entire production has to be expanded again.

"The most exciting part about the future is that we can shape it."

Georg Zingerle, CEO MASTERTENT Group

World map with all locations of MASTERTENT sales partners.


Branches abroad

The company is not only successful in Italy, but also abroad, with exports growing rapidly. The first foreign branch is soon established: in 1997 the first branch is founded in Spain: Mastertent Ibérica Sl. Soon after Spain, other foreign branches follow in France, Austria and Switzerland from 2005 to 2011. The USA, the Netherlands and Poland join in 2017.

The management of Mastertent.


The third generation

In 2018, the path to the third generation of the family business is initiated. Georg Zingerle becomes the sole owner and managing director of the newly named Zingerle AG. Martin Zingerle leaves the company. 

Georg Zingerle's two sons, Stefan and Thomas, and his daughter Sonja join the family business in the same year. 

Just one year later, another important milestone is reached. The two long-term management employees Heinz Pezzei and Georg Silgoner, become shareholders of Zingerle AG. 

Since then, Sonja and Stefan Zingerle are steering the company towards its future together with their father and the shareholders. Together they continue to develop the company in line with tradition and innovative ideas.


Our new House of Brands

With the year 2023, we are writing a new chapter in the company history of the Zingerle family: we have expanded our brand portfolio with a second folding gazebo brand so that we have a suitable solution to choose from for every customer request. 

ECOTENT® is our new folding gazebo brand for every budget. In addition to the new orientation in the folding tent sector, we are also giving our second product group, the beer garden table sets, its own identity: RUKU1952® is born.

We unite all three product brands under the new umbrella brand ZINGERLE GROUP. Today, the Zingerle Group has 400 employees worldwide who do their utmost every day to meet the expectations of our customers.

A new era begins. Mastertent® is no longer alone.