Kusters Zima is a custom designer, manufacturer and fabricator serving the waste water, carpet, textile, non-woven and torrefaction industries. As the industry leader, we provide high quality solutions that exceed our customer’s needs and expectations.

Some 35 years ago in 1974, two visionaries decided to form a joint venture in Spartanburg, SC called Küsters Corporation. Those visionaries were Kurt Zimmerli, owner of Zima Corporation, and Eduard Küsters, owner of Eduard Küsters Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Together, they had the knowledge and leadership necessary to make Küsters Corporation a success.

Küsters Corporation, being a pure engineering and manufacturing operation and Zima Corporation, doing its marketing and administration, quickly established an excellent name for quality and reliability of its products. Initial product offerings served for the carpet and textile industries followed by products for the paper industry in 1985.

Today, Küsters Corporation is better known as Kusters Zima Corporation. We have continued our diversification and expansion into other fields such as waste water treatment, fuel cell technology, and the food industry.

From the beginning, we believed strongly that the formula to success needed to include building relationships, applying sound business principles, providing solutions for our customers and having honesty and integrity as the cornerstone in all of our dealings with customers, associates, and suppliers. This formula is as valid today as it was then.

Policy Statement
It is the policy of Kusters Zima Corporation to achieve total quality performance in meeting the requirements of external and internal customers.

Total quality performance means understanding the customers’ requirements, and meeting those requirements. Our goal is to meet those requirements without error, the first time, on time, every time.

Company Timeline


Kusters Zima

Kusters Water

Kusters Carpet

Torre Faction

Textile Non-Woven

Contract Sales