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1820
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
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.

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
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)

1864
From manufacture to series production

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

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

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

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

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.

1972
A rolling mill sets standards

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

1993
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.

1997
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.

2002
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.

2007
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
Powerful investment

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

2011
Supply of pre-material guaranteed

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

2016
Sustainable fish farming with brass cages

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

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1820
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
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.

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
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)

1864
From manufacture to series production

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

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

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

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

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.

1972
A rolling mill sets standards

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

1993
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.

1997
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.

2002
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.

2007
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
Powerful investment

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

2011
Supply of pre-material guaranteed

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

2016
Sustainable fish farming with brass cages

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

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