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Growth in the Witzenmann Group

19.10.2018

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 with 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

27.09.2018

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 two 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 well. 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

25.07.2018

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 Benelux celebrates expansion

07.06.2018

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 presents IoT expansion joint study at the Achema

07.06.2018

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 Slovakia celebrates 25th anniversary

28.05.2018

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

26.04.2018

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 tubes for industrial applications have contributed significantly to the turnover growth in Europe.

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Sustainability Report 2017 published

22.02.2018

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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Performance of the Witzenmann Group exceeds expectations

17.11.2017

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

26.10.2017

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

16.10.2017

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

21.09.2017

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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Goldrausch – damals, heute, jetzt und morgen!

26.07.2017

Die Witzenmann GmbH präsentiert an zwei Abenden (28./29.07.) an historischen Plätzen in der Pforzheimer Innenstadt das Open Air Theater Titanick mit seiner Inszenierung der Geschichte Pforzheims – unvergleichlich spektakulär, bizarr, bunt, krachend, außergewöhnlich und vielfältig.

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Witzenmann repositions for the future

12.07.2017

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

29.05.2017

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

28.04.2017

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

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Baden-Württemberg's Environment Minister, Franz Untersteller, visits Witzenmann Mexico

27.03.2017

In March, the Environment Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Franz Untersteller, visited the Witzenmann subsidiary in the Mexican city and municipality located in the state of Guanajuato. The Green politician is considered to be an authority on Mexico and headed an economic delegation comprising representatives of medium-sized enterprises from Baden-Württemberg. Unterstaller took advantage of the visit to exchange ideas with the Managing Director of Witzenmann Mexico, Carlos Talamantes, and signed his name in the visitor's book of the company.

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Witzenmann holds its own in the difficult environment

02.11.2016

The Pforzheim-based family-owned company reports a slight drop in sales, but looks to the future with confidence. An international presence, product diversity and innovative strength safeguard the market position.

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On a new mission

22.09.2016

Witzenmann supplies valve bellows for the next generation of NASA spaceships

On 13 September 2016, the Executive Management of Witzenmann greets a high-level delegation of the US Space Agency NASA and the European Space Agency ESA as well as representatives of the world's second largest aerospace company Airbus Defence and Space at the company headquarters in Pforzheim. The background to the visit is one of the most ambitious current projects in international astronautics – the construction of the NASA spaceship Orion. With the Orion mission, NASA is reactivating its plans for astronautics beyond near-to-earth orbits. Witzenmann is supplying components of the fuel supply system for the interplanetary spaceship.

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WITZENMANN continues on a growth course

26.04.2016

The family-owned company based in Pforzheim reached a new turnover record in 2015 and benefitted from its strong international orientation.

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Growth through internationalisation and innovation

06.11.2015

"The course of business over the current year has exceeded our expectations. If the fourth quarter proceeds according to plan, we will generate total turnover of 565 million euros", says Hans-Eberhard Koch, Chairman of the Management Board. Through the end of September, the Group generated 436.8 million euros in revenue. This figure represents a 41.7 million euro (10.6%) increase from the same period of the previous year (adjusted for currency effects: +21.7 million euros / +5.5%).

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Witzenmann Mexico is ready for take-off

06.10.2015

The Witzenmann Group has many subsidiaries worldwide, each producing and selling primarily in and for their local market. Being close to the customer is the determining factor when choosing a location as was the case for Witzenmann’s 24th subsidiary in the Mexican city Celaya. With the building of the production facilities completed, Witzenmann Mexico invited interested customers, mainly manufacturers of exhaust systems and automotive manufacturers, to come and take a first look. The message behind the well-attended event: “Witzenmann is ready for take-off” –  this was also the title of the invitation.

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WITZENMANN on a growth course

24.04.2015

– Group turnover leaps past the 500 million mark –

"Under somewhat difficult economic conditions, we managed to stay on track and were once again able to improve our performance." These are the words used by Hans-Eberhard Koch, Chairman of the Executive Board, to sum up the previous year – one in which Witzenmann successfully expanded its solid market position while also posting stronger growth.

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Excellence in training

08.12.2014

Well-qualified employees are the cornerstone to a company's success. For this reason, Witzenmann strategically improves its staff's professional skills by means of employee development initiatives, and is expanding its internal qualification programmes.

Every year, Witzenmann offers around 20 young people the opportunity to begin vocational training for a career in the commercial sector.
This year, Witzenmann was awarded the certificate for
"Excellence in Vocational Training" by the Northern Black Forest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

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Witzenmann enjoys continued growth

25.10.2014

- Internationalisation continues apace

The Witzenmann Group is the world's leading manufacturer of metal hoses, capacitors, metal bellows and vehicle parts.
Over 3,700 employees at 23 companies in 18 countries develop and produce tailor-made solutions for customers from all sectors of industry. Witzenmann is a technological leader in its sector, and as well as offering a comprehensive product range is able to demonstrate wide-ranging engineering expertise in the field of flexible metallic pipe elements.

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Witzenmann expands business in Brazil

09.09.2014

The Witzenmann Group – one of the world's leading manufacturers of flexible metal elements – has been operating in Brazil since the year 2000. Its production activities currently focus on flexible elements for the automotive and commercial vehicle indus-tries. Now, however, Witzenmann plans to reinforce its Brazilian presence by adding a new dimension to its work – producing flexible metal hoses, expansion joints and pipe supports. To accommodate this, in September 2014 the manufacturer will begin a significant expansion project at its production site in Curitiba. By making this in-vestment, it hopes to provide a more immediate route via which it can provide the industrial, plant engineering and construction sector of the Brazilian market with prod-ucts and engineering services. Witzenmann will also be available to meet at the 2014 Rio Oil & Gas expo and conference.

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Witzenmann supplies hoses for the Columbus space laboratory

17.06.2014

Columbus, the European space laboratory, has been docked on the international space station (ISS) for more than five years. The German-led group of scientists is working in the research facility completing experiments in the fields of gravitational, radiation and astrobiology, human physiology, and the material sciences. In spring 2014, Alexander Gerst will fly to the ISS as part of a research mission. He will be taking some flexible annularly corrugated hoses from Witzenmann with him.

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Witzenmann records sustained growth and sets the course for the future

10.04.2014

- International market position further strengthened -

The Witzenmann Group is the world's leading manufacturer of metal hoses, expansion joints, metal bellows and vehicle parts. Around 3600 employees in 23 companies in 18 countries develop and produce custom solutions for customers in all sectors of industry. Witzenmann is a technology leader in its field and alongside a comprehensive product range can also lay claim to broad engineering expertise in the field of flexible metallic conduit elements.

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Geschaeftsfuehrer

25.03.2014

Davenport, IA– Witzenmann has earned recognition as a Partner-Level supplier for fiscal year 2013 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-Level status is John Deere & Company’s highest award only presented to the upper echelon of suppliers.

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15 years of HYDRAPOINT

17.03.2014

Schwelmer HYDRAPOINT is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Founded in 1999, the branch of our Group of Companies acts as a specialist sales channel for the entire Witzenmann product range of building services.

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Witzenmann at the second Pforzheim "Werkstofftag"

02.12.2013

On 26 September the Pforzheim "Werkstofftag" ("Materials Day") took place for the second time. The one-day event was jointly hosted by the Institute for Materials and Materials Technologies (IWWT) of the Pforzheim University and the regional HOCHFORM cluster initiative. The local region is home to many experienced and knowledgeable experts in the field of materials technology. These experts welcome the one-day event as an opportunity for professional exchange between those active in research and theory on the one hand and industry users on the other.

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2013 High Potential Programme kicks off

28.11.2013

Excellently trained employees are an indispensable pillar of our corporate success.The Witzenmann Academy covers all of the steps necessary to train, qualify and develop leaders.This also applies to our High Potential Programme,which prepares select employees to handle demanding leadership and management tasks.On 21October, this year's group kicked off the programme with its first forum on "Strategic Management and Project Management".

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New Witzenmann Supervisory Board elected

18.11.2013

The extraordinary shareholders' meeting held on 23 October 2013 saw the election of a new Supervisory Board. Prof. Dr. Herbert Paschen, longtime member of the Supervisory Board, was chosen as the new Chairman. He assumes the post effective immediately. Dr. Jakob von Trotha will serve as Vice Chairman.

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Pictured below are (from left to right): Andreas Meiniger and Cornelia Ast, the Supervisory Board labour representatives , Dr. Jakob William von Trotha, Prof. Dr. Herbert Paschen , Dr. Sigvard Clasen and Dr. Siegfried Goll.

Witzenmann Group continues to grow - turnover of €500 million within reach

29.10.2013

The Witzenmann Group is the world's leading manufacturer of flexible metal hoses, expansion joints, metal bellows and automotive components. Over 3,600 employees in 23 companies in 18 countries develop, produce and sell tailor-made technical solutions for customers from all branches of industry. Witzenmann is a global technological leader within its sector, has the most extensive product range and offers extensive expertise in the field of flexible metallic pipeline elements.

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Witzenmann Ausbildungsjahrgang 2013 ist gestartet

Der 02.09.2013 war der erste Arbeitstag für die neuen Auszubildenden des diesjährigen Jahrgangs. Als größtes Produktionsunternehmen des Enzkreises bietet Witzenmann ein breites Angebot fundierter Ausbildungen. Erfreulich ist, dass die Ausbildungszahlen über die letzte Jahre auf konstant hohem Niveau von rund 60 Azubis gehalten werden konnten.

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Shareholder and Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Trutz von Trotha-Witzenmann deceased

23.05.2013

Trutz von Trotha-Witzenmann (16 September 1946 - 18 May 2013) Trutz von Trotha-Witzenmann was born in Dieburg 1946. As adopted son of Dr. Witzenmann and Ruth Witzenmann he grew up in Pforzheim, where he spent his school years.

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Witzenmann Group with an all-time high turnover in 2012

18.04.2013

After a strong growth in sales in the previous year, the Group could realise further growth in 2012.

The Management Board reported moderate sales growth from € 15.4 million to € 472.9 million, or 3.4%. "The Witzenmann Group managed to reach a new record turnover", explains Hans-Eberhard Koch, Chairman of the Management Board.

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