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Witzenmann sets an important course for the future

07-May-2020

On a solid foundation facing major challenges

Far-reaching global changes, such as increasing climate awareness, steady growth in urban regions, the associated energy and mobility transition, the upswing in Asia and digitalization as well as increasing protectionism and trade sanctions have left clearly visible traces in the development of the global economy in 2019.

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Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften vergibt Walter-Witzenmann-Preis

06-Apr-2020

Sechs gestiftete Preise im Gesamtwert von über 60.000 Euro gehen an junge Forschende aus Baden-Württemberg. Exzellente wissenschaftliche Arbeit der unter 40-Jährigen im Land wird auf diese Weise gewürdigt und gefördert. Geplant ist, dass die insgesamt sieben Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger im Laufe des Jahres ihre ausgezeichneten Arbeiten der Öffentlichkeit vorstellen. Der Termin wird noch bekanntgegeben.

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Witzenmann: Reliable partner in difficult times

01-Apr-2020

Witzenmann is economically resilient. The supplies to customers are ensured even in the current situation. Witzenmann reacts with great flexibility to the dynamic developments at its customers:

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Witzenmann GmbH - Safety in times of crisis

19-Mar-2020

Witzenmann management and union representatives secure the Pforzheim location with a large future package. In constructive negotiations, the management and works council of Witzenmann, together with the parties to the collective bargaining agreement, have agreed on a collective wage agreement to safeguard the site.

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Witzenmann Group in the face of major challenges

18-Mar-2020

The Witzenmann Group assesses the current financial year with cautious restraint. Group-wide business development is clouded by warnings from individual markets as well as by regions worldwide. The site at Pforzheim in particular has fallen short of expectations.

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2019

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Witzenmann opens new production site at Pforzheim

17-May-2019

World market leader invests in company headquarters and makes its production sustainable. The plant was officially opened on 17.5.2019.

Strong Commitment to site at Pforzheim

The new building of the modern production at the company headquarters of the global Witzenmann Group sets a clear signal. At Pforzheim Buchbusch, the world market leader for flexible innovative elements produces components for commercial vehicles and engines. The digital technology strategy that is underway is expressed at the new site, which serves as a model for the future design of the group's production facilities worldwide.

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Witzenmann optimistic in the face of major challenges

10-May-2019

Corporate group registers growth in all divisions, but experiences growing cost and price pressures.

The Witzenmann Group has made a positive start to the new business year. 2018 proved satisfactory for the company and it was able to achieve a slight increase in turnover.

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Executive Management of Witzenmann GmbH

04-Apr-2019

Mr Heiko Pott will join the Executive Management of the Witzenmann GmbH as the new Commercial Director on 16.05.2019. Mr Pott is a graduated businessman. Upon completing his course of studies, he was employed briefly for an auditing company and then worked uninterruptedly for a major automotive supplier in various positions in the field of finance and controlling among others and as a finance director at European and non-European subsidiaries.

The former Commercial Director, Dr. Gerhard Flöck, left the Executive Management of Witzenmann GmbH on 31.03.2019 at his own request. The shareholders, Supervisory Board and Executive Management would like to thank Dr. Flöck for his many years of commitment and wish him well for the future.

2018

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Growth in the Witzenmann Group

19-Oct-2018

The Witzenmann Group continued its growth in 2018. By September 2018 the corporate group had earned revenues of €475 million. This is €11.6 (2.5%) more than in the same period the previous year. In tandem w ith its continuing strong sales of components for passenger and utility vehicles, the Witzenmann Group is investing in product diversification. Examples of this include the foundation of the Aerospace business division at the Pforzheim site or the development of the business by opening up new applications and industrial production at sites in Asia.

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Witzenmann India – continues on the road to success

26-Sep-2018

The Witzenmann Group is responding to the great demand in the automotive engineering and industry sectors in India by extending the production areas of its tw o sites. In the last 10 years alone, Witzenmann India has manufactured more than 10 million decoupling elements for cars and commercial vehicles for the local market. This success story is now to be continued in the industrial and rail transport sectors as w ell. Customised engineering and close-to-market production are the success factors of the global market leader.

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Witzenmann honoured as internationally operating company

21-Jun-2018

Witzenmann was honoured with the GlobalConnect Award – for entrepreneurial achieve-ments in international business/focus on niche occupancy, environment and society.

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Witzenmann presents IoT expansion joint study at the Achema

11-Jun-2018

Industry is changing. Digitization or Industry 4.0 are the catchwords here. The fact that these topics are now also relevant for system components can be seen – and tested at the Achema 2018.

With their IoT expansion joint study, the Witzenmann Group presents flexible pipeline components that can be digitally integrated into pipeline network monitoring for the first time.

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Witzenmann Benelux celebrates expansion

07-Jun-2018

Witzenmann Benelux formally celebrates its expansion with a two-day event. The production area could be expanded significantly by purchasing the developed bordering property. A newly created building extension incorporates the logistics department and connects the original and new building section. In the course of the expansion, the entire production layout was rearranged and the processes were adapted to the latest requirements and designed even more efficiently.

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Witzenmann Slovakia celebrates its 25th anniversary

28-May-2018

Since its foundation in 1993, the subsidiary Witzenmann Slovakia in Vlkanova has grown from 4 to 147 employees and has a turnover of up to 10 million euros. The successful development and continuous growth were celebrated with employees, customers, suppliers and friends.

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Witzenmann Group with yet another record turnover

27-Apr-2018

The internationally positioned group exceeds the turnover mark of €600 million for the first time.

Supported by a worldwide positive economic development, the Witzenmann Group was able to achieve a turnover of €614 million in 2017. Compared to the previous year (€570 million) this means a growth of 7.7%. Thus, the Witzenmann Group grew faster than the global economy (3.8%).

Even at the headquarters in Pforzheim, the turnover increased by 8.3% to €314 million. Decoupling elements and motor cables for cars, components for commercial vehicles and engines as well as expansion joints and flexible metal hoses for industrial applications have contributed significantly to the turnover growth in Europe.

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Sustainability report 2017 published

22-Feb-2018

Witzenmann has published a sustainability report in a new format. By joining the UN Global Compact, Witzenmann is committed to its 10 principles. These formulate clear guidelines on the topics of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption. The Witzenmann Group has undertaken to publish annually its progress in the implementation of these principles, in accordance with the imposed bylaws.

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2017

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Performance of the Witzenmann Group exceeds expectations

17-Nov-2017

The Witzenmann Group once again generated significant sales growth in 2017. At the end of October 2017, sales amounted to EUR 517 million, EUR 41 million up year-on-year and EUR 16 million more than planned.

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Witzenmann Group grows in the industrial business

26-Oct-2017

Since its founding in 2003, the Russian subsidiary of the Witzenmann Group has been growing continuously. As early as 2011, the site was extended by a new production building, and in 2017 another production hall and warehouse with approx. 1500 m² was added.

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Witzenmann invests in Pforzheim

16-Oct-2017

With the traditional groundbreaking ceremony, the Witzenmann Group's managers gave the official go-ahead for the construction of the new plant in Pforzheim.

The modern production facility is located in the Buchbusch industrial estate in the north of the city, with good transport connections.

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Witzenmann China acquires a new site in Jiangyin City

20-Sep-2017

Witzenmann Group celebrated the expansion of its Chinese subsidiary with a grand opening ceremony. Witzenmann China has built its new corporate office at the Jiangyin City site and has expanded its capacity.

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Witzenmann repositions for the future

12-Jul-2017

After the sudden, unexpected death of the chairman of the board of management, Dr. Hans-Eberhard Koch, Witzenmann is repositioning for the future with four managing directors.

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Dr. Hans-Eberhard Koch dies unexpectedly at the age of 67

29-May-2017

Management executive with vision and great social commitment

For almost thirty years, Dr. Hans-Eberhard Koch stood at the helm of the company Witzenmann and was instrumental in creating an international corporate group of lasting success.

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Witzenmann Group successfully concludes the year 2016

28-Apr-2017

The Pforzheim-based family-owned company achieves turnover at the level of the previous year.

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