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UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE WAS COSTLY AND DISRUPTIVE

 

UNTIL NOW

 

ZILPER

TRENCHLESS

Started out of MIT, Zilper Trenchless developed a proprietary trenchless technology that significantly reduces the cost and disruption of underground piping projects

PIPELINES ARE COSTLY TO INSTALL

Installing pipe infrastructure poses a number of engineering, environmental, and regulatory, challenges that make it a difficult, time consuming process.

The United States is expected to spend $1 Trillion over the next 25 years just to maintain current water infrastructure

Traditional open-cut installation can be extremely expensive, with 70% of the cost directly related to excavation

Additionally, Open-cut installation can be very disruptive to city occupants and cause more environmental damage

 

CURRENT TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES ARE TOO EXPENSIVE

Trenchless machines allows contractors to install pipes without disturbing the surface. But current technologies fall short…

Most trenchless machines are highly specialized and can only handle very specific pipe diameters, soil conditions, and drive lengths

Contractors must invest multiple technologies to be successful. Due to the high capital investment required, only 3 out of 10 projects can justify adopting trenchless technology

 

OUR SOLUTION

Our machine is a versatile and cost-efficient trenchless solution. We offer our equipment through our Machine as-a-Service model where you only pay for feet of pipe installed, saving you from any CAPEX investment.

 

 

 

 

DO MORE

WITH LESS

A single Zilper machine can handle a wide range of pipe diameters (8"-42"), up to 500 feet of pipeline per drive, in almost any type of soil conditions. 

REDUCE

PROJECT TIME

Using Zilper technology can reduce project installation times, therefore, creating cost-saving opportunities for our customers. 

MINIMIZE DISRUPTIONS

Zilper uses a minimal footprint and has comparably lower energy requirements compared to additional techniques, minimizing disruptions to the environment.

“It’s like minimal invasive surgery

for streets and cities”

Joost Bonsen, MIT Media Lab

 

MEDIA

Techstars backed company.
Member of the Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars.

Winners at Urban Challenge 2019

Best New Trenchless Equipment ICTIS 2019
Best Trenchless Innovator ICTIS 2019

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Demo day winner at Imagine

H2O cohort 2019

First place at the DesignX's demo day 2019.
 MIT School of Architecture and Planning

 

FOUNDING TEAM

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Roberto Zillante
Co-founder & CTO



Daniel Zillante is a production engineer and he holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. He focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Daniel started his first company at the age of 19 and has always been passionate about creating businesses. Before business school, he co-founded a second startup in Venezuela and worked in a corporation where he gained experience in Business Development and B2B marketing for 5 years.

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Daniel Zillante
Co-founder & CEO


Roberto Zillante is a mechanical engineer with Master from the University of Turin. He is the industry and technical expert with seven years of experience in the trenchless industry. He led sales and technical support of trenchless equipment and worked 3 more years leading the trenchless division of one of the biggest infrastructure contractors in Colombia. His technical expertise in trenchless technologies and an acute understanding of customer pain points led him to develop our technology.