ZESTRON Company History

ZESTRON's history dates back to 1975 with the founding of Dr. O.K. Wack Chemie GmbH in Ingolstadt, Germany, a company committed to developing innovative cleaning alternatives for hard metal surfaces. Following this business's success, ZESTRON was incorporated in 1990 and is dedicated to developing and providing innovative precision cleaning solutions for the electronics industry. 

2014 ZESTRON® Bath Analyzer 30 - wash bath monitoring method for low concentration HYDRON® cleaning agents
2014 HYDRON® WS 400 is introduced - second generation defluxing agent for water soluble pastes and fluxes
2014 ZESTRON South Asia opens new 46,500 sq. ft. building equipped with office space, state of the art technical center, R & D labs, and production facility

2013

 

ZESTRON® EYE - 1st automated concentration measurement system

2012

 

ZESTRON opens its sixth facility and Technical Center worldwide in Kanagawa, Japan

2012

 

HYDRON® is introduced - a defluxing agent for water soluble pastes and fluxes

2011

 

A second generation of pH-neutral cleaning agents introduced

2011

 

ZESTRON opens its fifth facility and Technical Center in Shenzhen, China

2010

 

First of its kind pH-neutral PCB defluxing cleaning agent introduced worldwide

2009

 

ZESTRON® Bath Analyzers are introduced - new era in monitoring bath concentration

2009

 

ZESTRON opens its fourth facility and Technical Center in Kulim, Malaysia

2008

 

ZESTRON Europe opens new 30,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility and Technical Center in Ingolstadt, Germany

2007

 

FAST® (Fast Acting Surfactant Technology) is introduced worldwide

2007

 

ZESTRON America opens new 36,000 sq. ft. production facility and a 15,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Technical Center in Manassas, VA

2006

 

ZESTRON opens its third facility and Technical Center in Shanghai, China

2002

 

ZESTRON® Flux and Resin Tests are introduced

1997

 

MPC®  (Micro Phase Cleaning) Technology is introduced worldwide

1997

 

ZESTRON opens new facility and Technical Center in North America

1995

 

ZESTRON launches first single product to effectively remove adhesives, solder pastes and flux residues

1994

 

ZESTRON opens its first Technical Center for cleaning tests in Ingolstadt, Germany

1994

 

VIGON®, the first water-based alternative to CFC is introduced

1990

 

ZESTRON is established

1989

 

Dr. OK. Wack Chemie GmbH reveals the first line of cleaning products as a direct replacement for soon to be banned CFC’s

1975

 

Dr. OK. Wack Chemie GmbH, ZESTRON’s parent company, is founded in Ingolstadt, Germany