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Witzenmann opens new production site at Pforzheim

22.05.2019

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

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Witzenmann optimistic in the face of major challenges

10.05.2019

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

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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 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 Group with yet another record turnover

30.04.2018

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

27.02.2018

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

23.11.2017

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 China acquires a new site in Jiangyin City

27.09.2017

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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Witzenmann repositions for the future

19.07.2017

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

01.06.2017

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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2016 at a glance

20.02.2017

Flexible metal elements for general industry applications

Increase in sales of 28%, inclusion of the expansion joints in the core products register of “Transneft”, certificating of metal hoses in the Maritime Register of Shipping, receipt of the licenses for engineering of nuclear plants equipment, start of construction of the 4th factory shop namely industrial warehouse facility for production of expansion joints max. DN 3500 mm – these are the incomplete list of happenings of the past year.

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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

23.09.2016

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

03.05.2016

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

12.11.2015

"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

26.10.2015

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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Excursion of German students to Witzenmann Russia

15.04.2015

26.03.15 the students of  DHBW Ravensburg, a German university visited the plant.

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Witzenmann Russia looks to the future with optimism

11.02.2015

The year 2014 was marked for us by the following events:
It was started the complete production cycle of multiply expansion joints DN 100 mm. More than 10 official production audits were successfully undergone with participation of the customers’ representatives. Metal hoses and expansion joints made by Witzenmann Russia have been thoroughly tested and included on the suppliers’ register of AK “Transneft”; the company has obtained the license for development and manufacturing of the products used in nuclear plants (safety class 2-4 ).  Technical specifications for our metal hoses were approved by the Experimental design bureau “Gidropress” and Marine Registry of Shipping. The sales geography is being expanded continuously inside the Russian Federation territory as well as in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan. The id products of Witzenmann Russia are delivered also as an integrated part of the equipment manufactured in RF for different countries of Europe, Asia and America.

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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 tubes, 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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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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