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Historical Timeline

1942
Establishment of Ets. Jean S. Zakka, in Martyrs' Square, down town Lebanon, trading in closure and fragrances.
1950
Ets. Jean Zakka produced Aluminum capsules for major Lebanese beverage industries mainly Arak factories and distributed aluminum foil & corks.
1961
Ets, Jean Zakka partnered with The ALKA Co. Beirut, manufacturer of crown corks, to handle all export operations to the Arab and Asian countries.
1972
Saïd Zakka, Jean's son graduated from USJ then joined the family business and introduced LAMFI Italy the first filling and capping machines in the region.
1973
Jean Zakka sadly passed away and Saïd found himself constrained to take care of the business, assisted by his younger brother Fadi. They established Jean Zakka Fils Snc. Saïd met Giorgio Pusineri in Italy, owner of Officine AVE SpA, manufacturer of bottling machines for beverages. Saïd took over the sole distributorship in Lebanon and Syria.
1974
These agreements are still renewed yearly to date (2017). 

Jean Zakka Fils renews exclusive distributorship agreements with Corticeira Amorim (Portugal) and Robertet (France).
1975
Due to the civil war and the development of the company, Jean Zakka Fils relocated to Fanar.  

The ownership of the building was traded with the landlord against BOSELLO Italian grape processing equipment for the latter's Arak Marechal factory.
1981
One of the first exhibitions in which Jean Zakka Fils participated.
1989
Jean Zakka fils introduced the first inkjet coding machine in the region, to print production/expiry dates by Willett UK, which enjoyed local market leadership for over a decade.
1990
Jean Zakka Fils signs agency agreement with IMA for distribution of pharmaceutical equipment.
1991
Hoda Zakka, wife of Saïd, had the idea of creating a new separate entity to handle the machinery activity: Zakka Multitec Sarl was established.
1993
Limitations in space led Saïd to build new headquarters for the company, also located in Fanar, Beirut.
1995
Office AVE Middle East SARL was established as a joint venture between Saïd Zakka and Giorgio Pusineri.  

The purpose was handling all commercial activity in the Middle for the Italian mother company.
1999
Caroline Zakka, Saïd's eldest, was the first to join forces with her father at the Management of the company, overseeing operations.
2000
Saïd Zakka records a big success with over 1,000 installations of AVE bottling machines.
2002
New logo for Zakka Multitec portraying a modern identity.
2004
Valerie Zakka, Saïd's younger daughter, joins the family business a long side Caroline, with the aim of corporate restructuring and expanding sales.
2006
During the war with Israel, Valerie Zakka went to Amman to explore opportunities for expansion and finally established a local company in 2007: Multitec Jordan.
2008
Jean Zakka, Saïd's son, enters the business with focus on the sales department.
2010
Jean Zakka took over Sales Management. He established Zakka Multitec Syria LTD, which barely opened its doors in early 2011 when the Syrian war began. Operations did not have the chance to start. 
New Production Division for design and assembly of conveyors and automation mechanisms, increasing competitiveness and flexibility.
2011
With the aim of elevating quality standards to an international level, Zakka Multitec was certified ISO 9001:2008 by Bureau Veritas. 
2012
Jean Zakka, established Zakka Multitec Iraq LTD in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. 
The Iraqi company partnered strategically with world-leading brands such as Domino UK.
2013
New branch opening in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
2014
New branch opening in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2017
Zakka Multitec celebrates 75 years of success!
2018
New branch opening in Dakar, Senegal on May 2nd, 2018.