Our history

Zip Timeline

A history of innovation stretching back 70 years

  • 1947

    Zip founded in Australia as manufacturer of sink and bath heaters

  • 1975

    World's first small on-wall instant boiling water system installed

  • 1970's

    The Zip sales team hit the road in state-of-the-art mobile showroom

  • 1980

    Zip launches Miniboil on-wall instant boiling water for homes and kitchens

  • 1984

    Zip Miniboil wins Australian design award

  • 1991

    Zip opens in the United Kingdom

  • 1993

    Zip launches HydroBoil on-wall instant boiling water for work kitchens

  • 1996

    Zip launches HydroTap under-bench instant boiling water

  • 2004

    Zip HydroTap redesigned wins Australian Design Mark

  • 2007

    Zip introduces electronically controlled instant boiling water

  • 2012

    Zip introduces world's first boiling, chilled and sparkling water on tap

  • 2014

    Zip introduces G4, the fourth generation of HydroTap

  • 2015

    Zip introduces three new styles with the Design range launch and wins Good Design Award

  • 2016

    Zip introduces new Platinum range of finishes

  • 2017

    Zip introduces All-in-One Arc and wins Good Design Award

  • 2018

    Zip launches filtered chilled and sparkling water dispenser range, HydroChill

  • 2019

    Zip re-launches its service and maintenance offering, HydroCare

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