UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE WAS COSTLY AND DISRUPTIVE
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 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.
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.
Using Zilper technology can reduce project installation times, therefore, creating cost-saving opportunities for our customers.
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
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.
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.