All the souls of fire

Acknowledged as one of the leading European players in the field of biomass heating, the MCZ Group, with its many different brands, represents every type of use of domestic fire, with one of the most extensive product ranges on the market, including fireplaces, stoves, range cookers and barbecues. The company’s business covers clearly defined sectors through the use of different brands, distribution networks and business logic.

Plants

Executive office for MCZ, Red Heating, J.Corradi, Sergio Leoni, and Sunday Expert. Production site. Warehouse and logistics. MCZ Group SpA registered office. Showroom. Training rooms.

Executive office for Cadel, Freepoint, Pegaso, and Sunday. Production site. Warehouse and logistics. Showroom. Training rooms.

Executive office for Brisach. Training rooms.

Production site.

Turnover

125

million euro as of
31 December 2018

Employees

558

people working
with us

EXPORT

70%

percentage of turnover abroad

We are used to working
with the knowledge that
what we did yesterday
will not be enough tomorrow

Giacomo Zanette, MCZ Group President

The history

The Zanette family founds the first company, a building materials store.

Lidia Pizzinato founds MCZ, Manufatti in Cemento Zanette (Zanette Concrete Products).

The first barbecues and fireboxes are launched.

The production of the first closed fireplaces starts.

The production of the first wood-burning stoves starts.

The historical MCZ Pavimentazioni division is sold, to concentrate the investments in the sector of wood-fuelled heating.

Antares, the first MCZ pellet stove, is launched and immediately takes significant market share in Italy as well as outside Italy.

Active®, the first intelligent combustion technology for pellets, is launched.

The patented Comfort Air® technology is lauched and revolutionises ducted hot air systems.

Scenario, the first fireplace with a built-in TV screen, is lauched.

A new brand, RED, is born to offer biomass systems integrated with solar systems. MCZ becomes the first company of the sector to win the IF Design Award for its pellet stove Toba.

New companies become part of the group: Sergio Leoni, J.Corradi and Cadel.

The first pellet stoves to be managed by smarphone with an app are launched.

The historical French brand Brisach is acquired.

Maestro is launched: a real integrated micro-computer dialogues with the smartphone and further improves the performances of the pellet stove.

MCZ starts the collaboration with three big names on the international design scene: Patricia Urquiola, Paola Navone, Michael Geldmacher.

Markets

MARKETS

40

countries
that we operate
in

SHOPS

700

direct distribution in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland

DISTRIBUTORS

20

exclusive importers
in Europe
and worldwide

Our customers

100.000i nostri clienti

families who chose an MCZ Group product in 2018

Kind of products

Grafic with the kind of products of MCZ Group

 

  • PELLET STOVES
    PELLET BOILERS
  • BARBECUES
    WOOD FIREPLACES
    WOOD STOVES
    RANGE COOKERS

Your Fire Magazine, fire culture

The Your Fire magazine was started in 2013 out of an idea from the MCZ Group. A unique tool of its kind, the proposal is to share knowledge about fire with people who are not trained to work with it. Your Fire uses a quick, fresh approach to talk about fire through experiences, projects, and practical examples.

There are also several useful guides by Your Fire that can be downloaded online, ranging from a “Guide to chose the right pellet stove” to a “Guide to Hydro Stoves”.

Your Fire is available online in three languages (Italian, French, English) and in print at MCZ retailers in Italy and France.

Sustainability


MCZ Group considers sustainability – intended as the proper balance between creating financial value, protecting the environment, and social responsibility – a strategic commitment. Being aware of its societal role, the company strives to ensure that all of its employees engage in socially responsible behaviour, both inside and outside. In particular it promotes social responsibility projects that are created and managed directly (Job Creation).

Commitment to employees

1.944formazione

hours of
safety training
in 2018

Commitment to retailers

1.176formazione rivenditori

hours of training for retailers and service centres in 2018

Commitment to the area

33

scholarships and masters awarded
via Job Creation

Commitment to environmental sustainability is part of the company’s DNA; its business is founded on innovative, energy efficient projects, based solely on renewable sources and low impact products.

The company also invests in both electrical and thermal self-generated renewable energy. The Vigonovo di Fontanafredda central office alone generates nearly 2 million kWh of thermal energy using a pellet boiler and a cogeneration plant that runs on pure vegetable oil, which is sustainable and of European origin, and has a completely traceable supply chain. The same plant generates 6.8 MWh of electricity, added to the more than 600,000 kWh from solar panels, for a total of 7,442 MWh of self-generated renewable electricity.

environmental sustainability

7.442energia pulita

MWh of self-generated renewable electricity

SELF-PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY COMPARED TO REQUIREMENTS

Istogramma autoproduzione rispetto al fabbisogno

Self-production

Consumption

  • COGENERATION PLANT THAT RUNS ON PURE VEGETABLE OIL (PVO)
  • SOLAR PANELS
  • VIGONOVO DI FONTANAFREDDA CENTRAL PLANT ELECTRICITY REQUIREMENTS
  • S.LUCIA PLANT ELECTRICITY REQUIREMENTS
  • LABIN PLANT ELECTRICITY REQUIREMENTS