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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.

Innovative and customer-oriented right from the start

P.J. Wieland announces with the publication of his company foundation that he produces every kind of casting product for his customers.

1822
Philipp Jakob Wieland receives his first patent

Innovations as the engine of the company. Philipp Jakob Wieland receives his first patent on a fire extinguisher developed by him.

1823

The german chemist Döbereiner invents the first lighter.

1824
Active far beyond Ulm

P. J. Wieland presents his brass wire at the Stuttgart trade exhibition.

1825

First public railway: Stockton and Darlington Railway in the UK.

1826

Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce develops the first photo camera.

1828
P. J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

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

New technologies thanks to hydropower

The purchase of the "Bochslermühle" mill (Ulm) represents a technological leap forward in sheet metal production; the water power of the river "Blau" replaces muscle power.

1834

Foundation of the German Customs Association

1832
Awarded by the King of Württemberg

As the first and for a long time only brass manufacturer in Württemberg, Wieland is awarded a prize coin by the king.

Awarded in foreign Prussia

Wieland stands out from the local competition in Berlin and receives a medal from the Kingdom of Prussia for his fine metal goods.

Copper alloys with good formability

Wieland develops the first four brass alloys with good formability for industrial production.

1834

Foundation of the German Customs Association

1837

The US-American Samuel F.B. Morse launches the telegraph and the Morse short message alphabet.

1841
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

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

Subsidiary plant for the expansion of rolling production

In a former mill in Herrlingen - just outside Ulm - another rolling mill is put into operation in addition to a wire drawing mill.

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.

1864
From manufacture to series production

Thanks to high investments, industrial production of seamlessly drawn tubes begins at the Ulm plant.

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.

1883
Foundation for later world renown

In Vöhringen, the first rolling mill – still driven by hydropower – goes into operation.

1886

Invention of the automobile by the German engineer Carl Benz

1893
Long range connection

The Vöhringen plant is connected to the industrial track system – a quantum leap for logistics.

1893

The US American engineer Judson obtains a patent for the zipper

1895
Full steam ahead into sheet metal production

A new rolling mill in Vöhringen is operated with steam power for the first time, which significantly increases productivity.

1895

The German physicist Wilhelm C. Röntgen discovers X-ray.

1895

A steam electricity plant is established in Ulm (Germany).

1896

The Italian Gugliemo Marconi develops the first radio.

1901
The triumph of a superior technology

The first extrusion press for profiles and tubes is put into operation in Vöhringen, the revolutionary process opens up completely new product categories.

1903

First successfully controlled engine-powered flight by the US-American Wright brothers

1914

Beginning of World War I

1918

End of World War I

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.

1924
With new energy to new products

The foundry furnaces in Vöhringen are converted from coal to induction; hot rolling is systematically expanded.

1925

In Germany, first television pictures are transmitted from Leipzig to Berlin.

1929
Powerful investment in the future

Press 6 goes into operation in Vöhringen; with a pressing force of 2000 Mega Newtons, it is considered the strongest extrusion press in the world.

Hot rolling in a new dimension

A new high-performance hot rolling mill in Vöhringen can process cast ingots at speeds of up to 160 metres per minute.

1929

Global economic crisis

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.

1933
Semi-finished products from a single cast

The continuous casting process for billets and plates is developed to production maturity with great effort.

1936
With high pressure into the light metal era

The production of light metal profiles from aluminium alloys begins on a special extrusion line.

1939
Management at the cutting edge of time

Automated data processing begins with the installation of Hollerith machines for processing punch cards.

1939

Beginning of World War II

1945

End of World War II

1949

Partition of Germany

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.

1952
Tricky innovation for endless drawing

The combined drawing machine of the manufacturer Schumag enables the drawing of long tubes.

1954

In the USA, the first solar cell to convert solar energy into energy is built.

1956
New casting process for tubes and rods

Continuous casting with oven-dependent moulds according to the ASARCO process enables final contour casting with the highest quality requirements.

1960

The US-American physicist Theodore Maiman builds the first working laser.

1961
Large factory hall, great success

At the Vöhringen plant, a new pipe train goes into operation in a 220 metre long hall, thus completely restructuring the production of drawn products.

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.

1972
A rolling mill sets standards

Production starts in the new 360-meter long and 22,000-square-meter rolling mill in Vöhringen.

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.

State-of-the-art production of press-draw products

In the south of the Vöhringen plant, new presses and the integrated production of wires, rods and profiles set new standards.

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.

Highest precision for cutting line

Together with our supplier we develop and implement the current standard of slitting lines. Tight tolerances ensure productivity for the customer.

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.

The volume makes it

The doubling of the ingot weight leads to upgrading of the hot roll and pre-rolled strip production, larger ring weights increase the customer's productivity.

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.

Strategic supplier for the automotive industry

The expanded plain bearings production in Ulm is an expression of Wieland's growing importance as a strategic partner to the automotive industry.

Entry into the future of mobility

Wieland enters e-mobility with first prototypes,  and becomes an important supplier for electric drives with innovative copper products.

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.

Powerful investment

A new press in Vöhringen uses state-of-the-art process technology to process sophisticated materials and large-format pre-materials.

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.

Supply of pre-material guaranteed

Another continuous billet casting plant ensures the supply of the high-performance presses.

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.

Sustainable fish farming with brass cages

Wieland launches environmentally friendly, robust and easy-care fish nets made of seawater-resistant brass wire for aquacultures.

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.

Innovative and customer-oriented right from the start

P.J. Wieland announces with the publication of his company foundation that he produces every kind of casting product for his customers.

1822
Philipp Jakob Wieland receives his first patent

Innovations as the engine of the company. Philipp Jakob Wieland receives his first patent on a fire extinguisher developed by him.

1823

The german chemist Döbereiner invents the first lighter.

1824
Active far beyond Ulm

P. J. Wieland presents his brass wire at the Stuttgart trade exhibition.

1825

First public railway: Stockton and Darlington Railway in the UK.

1826

Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce develops the first photo camera.

1828
P. J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

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

New technologies thanks to hydropower

The purchase of the "Bochslermühle" mill (Ulm) represents a technological leap forward in sheet metal production; the water power of the river "Blau" replaces muscle power.

1834

Foundation of the German Customs Association

1832
Awarded by the King of Württemberg

As the first and for a long time only brass manufacturer in Württemberg, Wieland is awarded a prize coin by the king.

Awarded in foreign Prussia

Wieland stands out from the local competition in Berlin and receives a medal from the Kingdom of Prussia for his fine metal goods.

Copper alloys with good formability

Wieland develops the first four brass alloys with good formability for industrial production.

1834

Foundation of the German Customs Association

1837

The US-American Samuel F.B. Morse launches the telegraph and the Morse short message alphabet.

1841
P.J. Wieland trusts in hydropower

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

Subsidiary plant for the expansion of rolling production

In a former mill in Herrlingen - just outside Ulm - another rolling mill is put into operation in addition to a wire drawing mill.

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.

1864
From manufacture to series production

Thanks to high investments, industrial production of seamlessly drawn tubes begins at the Ulm plant.

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.

1883
Foundation for later world renown

In Vöhringen, the first rolling mill – still driven by hydropower – goes into operation.

1886

Invention of the automobile by the German engineer Carl Benz

1893
Long range connection

The Vöhringen plant is connected to the industrial track system – a quantum leap for logistics.

1893

The US American engineer Judson obtains a patent for the zipper

1895
Full steam ahead into sheet metal production

A new rolling mill in Vöhringen is operated with steam power for the first time, which significantly increases productivity.

1895

The German physicist Wilhelm C. Röntgen discovers X-ray.

1895

A steam electricity plant is established in Ulm (Germany).

1896

The Italian Gugliemo Marconi develops the first radio.

1901
The triumph of a superior technology

The first extrusion press for profiles and tubes is put into operation in Vöhringen, the revolutionary process opens up completely new product categories.

1903

First successfully controlled engine-powered flight by the US-American Wright brothers

1914

Beginning of World War I

1918

End of World War I

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.

1924
With new energy to new products

The foundry furnaces in Vöhringen are converted from coal to induction; hot rolling is systematically expanded.

1925

In Germany, first television pictures are transmitted from Leipzig to Berlin.

1929
Powerful investment in the future

Press 6 goes into operation in Vöhringen; with a pressing force of 2000 Mega Newtons, it is considered the strongest extrusion press in the world.

Hot rolling in a new dimension

A new high-performance hot rolling mill in Vöhringen can process cast ingots at speeds of up to 160 metres per minute.

1929

Global economic crisis

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.

1933
Semi-finished products from a single cast

The continuous casting process for billets and plates is developed to production maturity with great effort.

1936
With high pressure into the light metal era

The production of light metal profiles from aluminium alloys begins on a special extrusion line.

1939
Management at the cutting edge of time

Automated data processing begins with the installation of Hollerith machines for processing punch cards.

1939

Beginning of World War II

1945

End of World War II

1949

Partition of Germany

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.

1952
Tricky innovation for endless drawing

The combined drawing machine of the manufacturer Schumag enables the drawing of long tubes.

1954

In the USA, the first solar cell to convert solar energy into energy is built.

1956
New casting process for tubes and rods

Continuous casting with oven-dependent moulds according to the ASARCO process enables final contour casting with the highest quality requirements.

1960

The US-American physicist Theodore Maiman builds the first working laser.

1961
Large factory hall, great success

At the Vöhringen plant, a new pipe train goes into operation in a 220 metre long hall, thus completely restructuring the production of drawn products.

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.

1972
A rolling mill sets standards

Production starts in the new 360-meter long and 22,000-square-meter rolling mill in Vöhringen.

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.

State-of-the-art production of press-draw products

In the south of the Vöhringen plant, new presses and the integrated production of wires, rods and profiles set new standards.

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.

Highest precision for cutting line

Together with our supplier we develop and implement the current standard of slitting lines. Tight tolerances ensure productivity for the customer.

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.

The volume makes it

The doubling of the ingot weight leads to upgrading of the hot roll and pre-rolled strip production, larger ring weights increase the customer's productivity.

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.

Strategic supplier for the automotive industry

The expanded plain bearings production in Ulm is an expression of Wieland's growing importance as a strategic partner to the automotive industry.

Entry into the future of mobility

Wieland enters e-mobility with first prototypes,  and becomes an important supplier for electric drives with innovative copper products.

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.

Powerful investment

A new press in Vöhringen uses state-of-the-art process technology to process sophisticated materials and large-format pre-materials.

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.

Supply of pre-material guaranteed

Another continuous billet casting plant ensures the supply of the high-performance presses.

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.

Sustainable fish farming with brass cages

Wieland launches environmentally friendly, robust and easy-care fish nets made of seawater-resistant brass wire for aquacultures.

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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