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1820
How it all began …

Philipp Jakob Wieland takes over the art and bell foundry of his uncle Thomas Frauenlob in Rosengasse, Ulm, Germany.

1828
P. J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

With the purchase of the "Bochslermühle" mill in Ulm, rolled sheet production begins there.

1834

Foundation of the German Customs Association

1841
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

In a former mill in Herrlingen near Ulm, another sheet production plant goes into operation.

1848

German Revolution

1850

Finalization of the railway line Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Ulm - Friedrichshafen (Germany)

1851

First World Exhibition in London's Hyde Park (Great Britain)

1859
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

Purchase of the former mill "Spitalmühle" on the eastern edge of Ulm. The area will later become and for a long time remain the headquarters of the company.

1865
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

With the acquisition of the mill "Krauß'sche Mühle" in Vöhringen, the foundation is laid for the largest plant in the Wieland Group.

1866

Nikola Tesla invents the alternating current in the US

1879

The German engineer Carl Linde develops the refrigerator for series production readiness.

1879

Thomas Alva Edison presents his invention, the light bulb, in the USA.

1919
Wieland becomes a stock corporation

Through the conversion, the owners secure the future of the company independent of the Wieland family.

1923

Hyperinflation shocks the German economy.

1931
Acquisition of "Messingwerk Schwarzwald AG" in Germany

The Messingwerk Schwarzwald AG, founded in 1911, initially primarily supplies the Black Forest watch industry with brass strip.

1945
The plant Ulm is almost completely destroyed

An allied air raid destroyed 80 percent of the Ulm plant on 01 March 1945.

1945

End of World War II

1950
Development of the worldwide sales organization

With the establishment of an international market presence through its own sales offices, Wieland is driving global business forward.

1968
Foundation of the service company "Wieland France"

Proximity to the customer and strong ties with the Wieland Group ensure optimum service.

1969
Foundation of "Schwarzwälder Metallhandel"

Today's Wieland SMH is founded as a service company in Trossingen/Germany.

1969

Birth of today's Internet – ARPANET – in the USA

1969

The first manned space capsule successfully lands on the moon.

1975
Opening of sales offices in Great Britain and Italy

With sales offices in Northhampton and Milan, proximity to the customer is being further expanded.

1977

The first fully assembled microcomputer (PET 2001) is launched.

1978
Opening of sales office in Belgium

The opening of the office in Brussels creates s a further sales location in Europe.

1980
Opening of slitting center in the USA

With its slitting center in Wheeling/Illinois, Wieland offers local proximity and services such as strip cutting for the American market.

1983

Motorola introduces the first mobile phone for individuals to the public.

1987
Acquisition of "Langenberg Kupfer- und Messingwerke" in Germany

With this takeover Wieland strengthens its competence in rolling of pure copper and acquires 50 % of Schwermetall GmbH.

Opening of rolling mill in the USA

The further development of the cutting center in Wheeling/Illinois into a rolling mill establishes local production in the US market.

1988
Acquisition of "B. Mason & Sons Ltd." in Great Britain

The takeover of the rolling mill founded in Birmingham in 1852 enables Wieland to serve the British market locally ex works.

1989
Acquisition of the slitting center "Nemco Metals" in Great Britain

Now Wieland Nemco, the centre offers services such as strip cutting and brass rods from stock for the British market.

1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall (Germany)

1990
Acquisition of the slitting center "Cimsa" in Spain

Now Wieland Cimsa, the centre offers services such as strip cutting and brass rods from stock for the Spanish market.

1991
Opening of the "Wieland Metals Singapore" slitting center

The slitting center emerges from the consequent further development of the sales office.

1992
Opening of sales offices in Hungary and Portugal

Further sales locations in Europe follow with presence in Budapest and Vila Nova de Gaia.

1993
Acquisition of the slitting center "Erich Rössler" in Germany

With the shareholding and later takeover of today's Wieland Roessler, Kaufbeuren, a further service offer for rolled material is established.

1996
Opening of sales office in Poland

A further sales location in Europe is the opening of the office in Warsaw.

1997
Opening of sales office in Denmark

Another sales location in Europe follows with the opening of the office in Hvidovre.

1999
Takeover of ”Austria Buntmetall AG“

Wieland expands production at two further locations: Amstetten and Enzesfeld by taking over the majority shareholding of the Austrian semi-finished products manufacturer.

Opening of sales office in Asia

The office in Shanghai is opened as the first sales location in China.

2001
Opening of slitting center in China

The slitting center emerges from the consequent further development of the Shanghai sales office.

2002
Opening of sales office in Japan

As a further sales location in Asia, the office in Yokohama is opened.

2003
Foundation of joint venture with Kobe Steel Japan in USA

Participation in the American copper tube manufacturer in Pinehall/North Carolina.

2005
Expansion of presence in Europe and Asia

Takeover of the trading company Manner Metal – today Wieland Manner – in Denmark. Opening of sales offices in Bangalore, India and Shenzhen, China.

2007
Expansion of presence through further trading companies in Europe

With the takeover of the trading company Almeta - today Wieland Metalix,Switzerland, and the opening of the trading company in Czech Republic, the market presence is consistently expanded.

Opening of rolling mill in Singapore

The further development of the slitting center into a rolling mill establishes local production in the Asian market.

Opening of sales offices in Russia and Japan

Further sales locations follow with the presence in Moscow and Tokyo.

2008
Participation in "Wolverine Tube Shanghai" in China

Expansion of market presence for high-performance tubes through participation in Wolverine Tube Shanghai.

Acquisition of "SMB Sondermaschinenbau GmbH" in Germany

Today's Wieland Anlagentechnik in Neu-Ulm develops superior machine tools for Wieland and the market.

Opening of a trading house in Poland

The service company evolves from the sales office as a result of consistent further development.

2008

Global financial crisis

2009
Acquisition of "Fudickar Sauerländer Metallhandel" in Germany

With today's Wieland Fudickar, the number of services is consistently expanded.

2010
Joint venture with "Wolverine Tube" in the USA

Participation in and later takeover of the US finned tube manufacturer by Wieland Heat Transfer Technology – today Wieland Thermal Solution – in Chicago/Illinois.

Entire takeover of "Kobe Steel Japan" in the USA

Today's Wieland Copper Products NA serves the American copper tube market.

2011
Opening of sales offices in South Korea and Brazil

Further sales locations follow with the presence in Anyang and São Paulo.

2012
Opening of service companies in China and India

From sales offices to slitting centers in Shenzhen, China and Bangalore, India.

2013
Acquisition of the "Wolverine Tubagem" finned tube mill in Portugal

With the takeover of today's Wieland Thermal Solutions Portugal, the role of market leader for thermal solutions is strengthened.

2015
Acquisition of "Metallschmelzwerk Ulm GmbH" in Germany

Today's Wieland Recycling optimises the internal value-added processes.

Opening of sales office in Thailand

The opening of the office in Bangkok follows as a further sales location in Asia.

2016
Opening of sales office in Taiwan

The opening of the office in Taipei follows as a further sales location in Asia.

2017
Acquisition of "Kessler Industries LLC" in the USA

With the acquisition of today's Wieland Kessler, the service offering in the American market is expanded.

Opening of sales office in Mexico

A further sales office is opened in Queretaro.

Foundation of "Wieland Thermal Solutions Inc." in the USA

The production site for high-performance tubes for the refrigeration and air conditioning market in Chicago serves the local market.

Foundation of "Wieland Ventures" in Germany

Wieland Ventures GmbH, Ulm, is founded as a start-up accelerator for start-up partnerships.

Foundation of "Wicoatec GmbH" in Germany

Wicoatec GmbH is founded as a start-up with its own development in Ulm - and is today an important pillar as Wieland Wicoatec GmbH.

2018
Strong partners in the USA

The US presence is further strengthened by the acquisition of shares in Diversified Metals – now Wieland Diversified – and E. J. Brookes.

Strong Partners in the USA

The foundation of Wieland Digital Solutions supports and accelerates the expansion of IT at all US locations.

Joint Venture with "BlueSea Technology" in Norway

With today's Wieland BlueSea, a specialist for brass cages for sustainable fish farming, Wieland is expanding its portfolio.

Foundation of "Wieland Microcool" in the USA

Wieland Thermal Solutions and Wolverine Tube combine their activities in power electronics and semiconductors - Wieland Microcool is created.

Investment in Austrian start-up company

Stake in UrbanGold GmbH, a start-up from Leoben, to optimise internal recycling processes.

2019
Acquisition of the American market leader "Global Brass & Copper"

With the acquisition of the American market leader, the development of the Wieland Group into the global market leader for semi-finished products of copper materials is consistently continued.

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1820
How it all began …

Philipp Jakob Wieland takes over the art and bell foundry of his uncle Thomas Frauenlob in Rosengasse, Ulm, Germany.

1828
P. J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

With the purchase of the "Bochslermühle" mill in Ulm, rolled sheet production begins there.

1834

Foundation of the German Customs Association

1841
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

In a former mill in Herrlingen near Ulm, another sheet production plant goes into operation.

1848

German Revolution

1850

Finalization of the railway line Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Ulm - Friedrichshafen (Germany)

1851

First World Exhibition in London's Hyde Park (Great Britain)

1859
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

Purchase of the former mill "Spitalmühle" on the eastern edge of Ulm. The area will later become and for a long time remain the headquarters of the company.

1865
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

With the acquisition of the mill "Krauß'sche Mühle" in Vöhringen, the foundation is laid for the largest plant in the Wieland Group.

1866

Nikola Tesla invents the alternating current in the US

1879

The German engineer Carl Linde develops the refrigerator for series production readiness.

1879

Thomas Alva Edison presents his invention, the light bulb, in the USA.

1919
Wieland becomes a stock corporation

Through the conversion, the owners secure the future of the company independent of the Wieland family.

1923

Hyperinflation shocks the German economy.

1931
Acquisition of "Messingwerk Schwarzwald AG" in Germany

The Messingwerk Schwarzwald AG, founded in 1911, initially primarily supplies the Black Forest watch industry with brass strip.

1945
The plant Ulm is almost completely destroyed

An allied air raid destroyed 80 percent of the Ulm plant on 01 March 1945.

1945

End of World War II

1950
Development of the worldwide sales organization

With the establishment of an international market presence through its own sales offices, Wieland is driving global business forward.

1968
Foundation of the service company "Wieland France"

Proximity to the customer and strong ties with the Wieland Group ensure optimum service.

1969
Foundation of "Schwarzwälder Metallhandel"

Today's Wieland SMH is founded as a service company in Trossingen/Germany.

1969

Birth of today's Internet – ARPANET – in the USA

1969

The first manned space capsule successfully lands on the moon.

1975
Opening of sales offices in Great Britain and Italy

With sales offices in Northhampton and Milan, proximity to the customer is being further expanded.

1977

The first fully assembled microcomputer (PET 2001) is launched.

1978
Opening of sales office in Belgium

The opening of the office in Brussels creates s a further sales location in Europe.

1980
Opening of slitting center in the USA

With its slitting center in Wheeling/Illinois, Wieland offers local proximity and services such as strip cutting for the American market.

1983

Motorola introduces the first mobile phone for individuals to the public.

1987
Acquisition of "Langenberg Kupfer- und Messingwerke" in Germany

With this takeover Wieland strengthens its competence in rolling of pure copper and acquires 50 % of Schwermetall GmbH.

Opening of rolling mill in the USA

The further development of the cutting center in Wheeling/Illinois into a rolling mill establishes local production in the US market.

1988
Acquisition of "B. Mason & Sons Ltd." in Great Britain

The takeover of the rolling mill founded in Birmingham in 1852 enables Wieland to serve the British market locally ex works.

1989
Acquisition of the slitting center "Nemco Metals" in Great Britain

Now Wieland Nemco, the centre offers services such as strip cutting and brass rods from stock for the British market.

1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall (Germany)

1990
Acquisition of the slitting center "Cimsa" in Spain

Now Wieland Cimsa, the centre offers services such as strip cutting and brass rods from stock for the Spanish market.

1991
Opening of the "Wieland Metals Singapore" slitting center

The slitting center emerges from the consequent further development of the sales office.

1992
Opening of sales offices in Hungary and Portugal

Further sales locations in Europe follow with presence in Budapest and Vila Nova de Gaia.

1993
Acquisition of the slitting center "Erich Rössler" in Germany

With the shareholding and later takeover of today's Wieland Roessler, Kaufbeuren, a further service offer for rolled material is established.

1996
Opening of sales office in Poland

A further sales location in Europe is the opening of the office in Warsaw.

1997
Opening of sales office in Denmark

Another sales location in Europe follows with the opening of the office in Hvidovre.

1999
Takeover of ”Austria Buntmetall AG“

Wieland expands production at two further locations: Amstetten and Enzesfeld by taking over the majority shareholding of the Austrian semi-finished products manufacturer.

Opening of sales office in Asia

The office in Shanghai is opened as the first sales location in China.

2001
Opening of slitting center in China

The slitting center emerges from the consequent further development of the Shanghai sales office.

2002
Opening of sales office in Japan

As a further sales location in Asia, the office in Yokohama is opened.

2003
Foundation of joint venture with Kobe Steel Japan in USA

Participation in the American copper tube manufacturer in Pinehall/North Carolina.

2005
Expansion of presence in Europe and Asia

Takeover of the trading company Manner Metal – today Wieland Manner – in Denmark. Opening of sales offices in Bangalore, India and Shenzhen, China.

2007
Expansion of presence through further trading companies in Europe

With the takeover of the trading company Almeta - today Wieland Metalix,Switzerland, and the opening of the trading company in Czech Republic, the market presence is consistently expanded.

Opening of rolling mill in Singapore

The further development of the slitting center into a rolling mill establishes local production in the Asian market.

Opening of sales offices in Russia and Japan

Further sales locations follow with the presence in Moscow and Tokyo.

2008
Participation in "Wolverine Tube Shanghai" in China

Expansion of market presence for high-performance tubes through participation in Wolverine Tube Shanghai.

Acquisition of "SMB Sondermaschinenbau GmbH" in Germany

Today's Wieland Anlagentechnik in Neu-Ulm develops superior machine tools for Wieland and the market.

Opening of a trading house in Poland

The service company evolves from the sales office as a result of consistent further development.

2008

Global financial crisis

2009
Acquisition of "Fudickar Sauerländer Metallhandel" in Germany

With today's Wieland Fudickar, the number of services is consistently expanded.

2010
Joint venture with "Wolverine Tube" in the USA

Participation in and later takeover of the US finned tube manufacturer by Wieland Heat Transfer Technology – today Wieland Thermal Solution – in Chicago/Illinois.

Entire takeover of "Kobe Steel Japan" in the USA

Today's Wieland Copper Products NA serves the American copper tube market.

2011
Opening of sales offices in South Korea and Brazil

Further sales locations follow with the presence in Anyang and São Paulo.

2012
Opening of service companies in China and India

From sales offices to slitting centers in Shenzhen, China and Bangalore, India.

2013
Acquisition of the "Wolverine Tubagem" finned tube mill in Portugal

With the takeover of today's Wieland Thermal Solutions Portugal, the role of market leader for thermal solutions is strengthened.

2015
Acquisition of "Metallschmelzwerk Ulm GmbH" in Germany

Today's Wieland Recycling optimises the internal value-added processes.

Opening of sales office in Thailand

The opening of the office in Bangkok follows as a further sales location in Asia.

2016
Opening of sales office in Taiwan

The opening of the office in Taipei follows as a further sales location in Asia.

2017
Acquisition of "Kessler Industries LLC" in the USA

With the acquisition of today's Wieland Kessler, the service offering in the American market is expanded.

Opening of sales office in Mexico

A further sales office is opened in Queretaro.

Foundation of "Wieland Thermal Solutions Inc." in the USA

The production site for high-performance tubes for the refrigeration and air conditioning market in Chicago serves the local market.

Foundation of "Wieland Ventures" in Germany

Wieland Ventures GmbH, Ulm, is founded as a start-up accelerator for start-up partnerships.

Foundation of "Wicoatec GmbH" in Germany

Wicoatec GmbH is founded as a start-up with its own development in Ulm - and is today an important pillar as Wieland Wicoatec GmbH.

2018
Strong partners in the USA

The US presence is further strengthened by the acquisition of shares in Diversified Metals – now Wieland Diversified – and E. J. Brookes.

Strong Partners in the USA

The foundation of Wieland Digital Solutions supports and accelerates the expansion of IT at all US locations.

Joint Venture with "BlueSea Technology" in Norway

With today's Wieland BlueSea, a specialist for brass cages for sustainable fish farming, Wieland is expanding its portfolio.

Foundation of "Wieland Microcool" in the USA

Wieland Thermal Solutions and Wolverine Tube combine their activities in power electronics and semiconductors - Wieland Microcool is created.

Investment in Austrian start-up company

Stake in UrbanGold GmbH, a start-up from Leoben, to optimise internal recycling processes.

2019
Acquisition of the American market leader "Global Brass & Copper"

With the acquisition of the American market leader, the development of the Wieland Group into the global market leader for semi-finished products of copper materials is consistently continued.

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