Thursday, 28 January 2021

Seventy five years in pressure and measurement.

I made my first visit to Germany in the late sixties as a representative of Industrial Instruments Ltd (IIL).  IIL had become agents in Ireland of the company Alexander Wiegand AG after a visit to Ireland of the late Dr Konrad Wiegand (son of the founder) and his wife. This was first company I visited in the Franconian town of Klingenberg am Main and in fact I spent my first night in a hotel by the railway station called Schöne Aussicht. Thus I always have had a special memory of this place. 

The company is now more widely recognised and transformed as the WIKA Group. It is celebrating its seventy five year anniversary this year. It was founded in 1946 with a focus on the production of pressure gauges. Today the WIKA Group is a leading manufacturer of industrial and process measurement technology in the global market. 

With 11,000 employees, the company generates a turnover of around one billion euros. Thanks to its broad positioning and sustainable financial structure, WIKA has held its ground well, even during the corona crisis.

The greatly expanded company has mantained its strong presence in Klingenberg and is still run by the Wiegand family. The company is represented worldwide through 43 subsidiaries and has production sites in all key markets. In addition to the comprehensive product portfolio for the measured variables of pressure, temperature, level, flow and force, WIKA offers a wide range of services. Innovative complete IIoT solutions round off the performance spectrum.

To strengthen the market-oriented strategy of the company, WIKA is now building a central innovation centre for the entire Group at its headquarters in Klingenberg am Main. It will be inaugurated in this anniversary year.

@WIKANews #PAuto 

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