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A Tour at WISKA


Yesterday we had a group of Walter Kluxen GmbH as our guests in Kaltenkirchen. During a factory tour we gave an insight into the injection moulding production of our junction boxes and cable glands.

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We have been working together for many years and were very happy about the visit and the questions asked!


The WISKA family celebrate their centenary


Ronald and Tanja Hoppmann really surprised us with a wonderful evening out for all WISKA staff on the occasion of the centenary. Cornelia Poletto's Spiegeltent was booked completely for the big centenary party! Talented artists and a tasty four-course menu really blew us away completely!

Not only colleagues from Germany came, but also colleagues from Brazil, China, India, Paraguay, Spain and the UK arrived in Hamburg to celebrate our motto "100 Years - One Team".

The highlight of the evening was the surprise concert of Glasperlenspiel. The Electropop duo played a 30-minute private concert for us at the PALAZZO. A successful surprise from the management for all of us!

With music by DJ Gerson, we danced, laughed and celebrated until the early hours of the morning.

We would like to thank Ronald and Tanja Hoppmann on behalf of the whole staff for this great evening. Also a big thank you to the team of Cornelia Poletto PALAZZO for the great show and hospitality.



A look behind the scenes


For the eighth time in a row, interested visitors were able to take a look at our production halls and manufacturing processes during the "Long Night of Industry".


After managing director Tanja Hoppmann warmly welcomed the visitors, our trainees led through the company's history with a presentation. Afterwards, the visitors experienced an interesting tour through injection moulding production, assembly and the testing laboratory. Here they could get to know the diverse product portfolio, which serves various industries. The concluding "Market of Opportunities" offered the ideal opportunity to ask open questions and get to know the various departments and professions at WISKA.

As a prospective industrial clerk, trainee Elvira Schumacher was responsible for the course of the "Long Night of Industry" and, together with her team, ensured that everything went smoothly!


Colossuses for Kaltenkirchen: New injection moulding machines for WISKA production plant


Altogether they weigh 24 tons, the two new injection moulding machines, with which WISKA expands its plastic production capacities at the location in Kaltenkirchen to 33 machines.

The new machines will manufacture products that are produced by using the twin-shot injection moulding process. The machines have 2 injection moulding units each enabling different plastic components to be injected.

The proven process is used to develop and manufacture products that combine a wide variety of properties. For example, the CLIXX® and MultiCLIXX® products, which are designed as grommets in such a way that the cables are simply and quickly inserted through the soft membrane and at the same time provide strain relief.


Goals, team spirit, football fever: The WISKA Business Cup 2018


Matching scenery and best weather: Three days before the Football World Cup the first WISKA Business Cup was kicked off in Hamburg and friends and partners of the company were invited. A total of eight teams competed for the cup on this day. They kicked in style in front of the HSVVolksparkstadion. Besides the athletic ambition on the course, the fun and the common experience were in the foreground that day.

Former HSV professional and current DFB sports director Horst Hrubesch also enjoyed playing and having fun of the teams. The former player of the German national team came as a surprise guest and was enthusiastic about the mood of everyone involved.

Hrubesch, also presented the Cup to the winners of the tournament, the team of the electrical wholesaler Hillmann and Ploog. The 2nd and 3rd place went to the two teams of WISKA Germany. Top scorer of the day was Callum Wilson of Team WISKA UK. And because football fever makes them hungry, the teams went on to a Hamburg Beach Club after the tournament, where the eventful day ended with a relaxed barbecue on the Elbe.



WISKA makes children’s Christmas wishes come true


Not only on the field but also outside the pitch, supporting young talents is essential to us.  So there was not doubt for our apprentices to take part at the Christmas tree charity event of the Hamburger SV (HSV) foundation “Der Hamburger Weg” and to satisfy Christmas wishes of disadvantaged children. Everybody was free to pick up these Christmas wishes from the "Der Hamburger Weg"-Christmas trees spread over Hamburg.

Gift delivery took place on 4 December 2017 at the “10 Hamburger Weg Weihnachtstag” in the Volksparkstadion. The professional football players took over all presents with pleasure as representatives for the children, who will be made a Christmas present. “It is of important to us that our commitment reaches as well the children less privileged in life. As a matter of course we decided to support this great charity event and to light up childrens’ eyes for Christmas.” says Ronald Hoppmann, Managing Director of WISKA.


U17 Soccer World Cup in India: WISKA keeps their fingers crossed for HSV talent Fiete Arp on Friday


Great opening match by Fiete Arp at the U17 Soccer World Cup in India: With a goal and a pass, he led the German Team to a 2:1 victory against Costa Rica. What a performance! In the game on Tuesday, the team had less success and the youngsters got a 0:4 defeat by Iran. That’s why they have to fear about getting kicked out of the World Cup at their game on Friday.

„We will definitely keep our fingers crossed for the upcoming match on Friday. As well as the employees of our subsidiary in India. They also assure us of their mental support. So it can only be a good match against Guinea,“ says Ronald Hoppmann, Managing Director of WISKA as well as a big fan of the Hamburger SV (HSV) Bundesliga team.

The U17 Soccer World Cup takes place in India from 6 - 28 of October with all eyes on the young Hamburg talent Fiete Arp (17).

"Fiete Arp is a great example of what can happen if we strengthen young people and foster their talent. We are delighted that he has gained self-confidence at the HSV academy to play big on the international stage. Of course, this also involves handling defeats.“ says Ronald Hoppmann.

For the 2017/18 soccer season in Germany, WISKA is one of the first companies in the newly founded support group for HSV young talents.

"Young people need a chance to prove themselves. This is the only way of building a bridge to the future. That is why we have expanded our partnership with the HSV by supporting their youth promotion program," says Ronald Hoppmann, who is leading the WISKA company together with his sister Tanja Hoppmann, in the third generation.

Promoting young talent is important for WISKA. In addition to a comprehensive apprenticeship of the junior employees, the focus is set on self-responsible action. From internal projects to representing the company at established fairs – the young employees learn the meaning of actively shaping the company and take on responsibility.


WISKA becomes official sponsor of HSV young talents


After starting sponsoring the Hamburger SV (HSV) as an „Official Supplier“ in 2016, we now have extended our support for the long-established German Bundesliga football team during the season 2017 / 18. But above this, this time we especially support the HSV young talents – being one of the first companies in HSV´s newly formed association for young talents.

Together with HSV CEO Herbert Bruchhagen, we are happy to continue our collaboration: “The fact that WISKA is continuing to sponsor the HSV demonstrates great trust in the partnership. As a sponsor of our junior teams, our partner is now also getting involved in the vocational and advanced training of our young football players. There isn’t enough praise that can be said for this commitment.”

Find our full press release here.


Nor-Shipping: WISKA Innovations with prominent guests


What an opening day!

The very first day of Nor-Shipping brought prominent guests to the exhibition: Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary and Maritime Coordinator of the German Federal Government, came to see us at our booth. He talked to Ronald Hoppmann who introduced our brand-new LED Floodlight series 5000 to him.

And if that was not enough – on his exhibition round tour, also Prince Haakon of Norway, present successor of the Norwegian crown, also visited our booth and got many questions answered in the midst of the maritime suppliers on the German pavilion.

Nor-Shipping in Oslo is taking place from 30 May to 2 June 2017 – visit us in hall C01, stand 04A and learn about our newest LED highlights. We are looking forward to seeing you!



"Made in Germany" magazine presents Brace System as a technical highlight in 2017


We are excited that the magazine “Made in Germany 2016/17” presents our new Brace System as  technical highlight of the year 2017. In this category innovations of the German industry are presented that make sure that “Made in Germany” holds up as global seal of quality.

Our non-metallic fitting BraceGLAND with the 360° clasp mechanism makes the installation easy and therefore meets these requirements perfectly category. 


Chinese New Year


Our colleagues in China celebrate the New Year which starts on January 28th. According to the Chinese zodiac 2017 is the year of the Rooster. Chinese New Year also called Spring Festival looks back on more than 4,000 years of history.

It is the grandest and the most important annual event for Chinese people. Unlike the Christian New Year which is based on a solar calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. The "Spring Festival" - another name for the Chinese New Year ends with the Lantern Festival. Then beautiful lanterns are displayed and sweet rice dumpling soup is eaten.

We wish our colleagues in China a happy new year.


Change of our company´s name: WISKA Hoppmann GmbH


After our foundation by Wilhelm Hoppmann and Hermann Mulsow in 1919, we decided to highlight our brand name “WISKA” – translated an abbreviation for “waterproof cable fittings encapsulated in insulating material” – by placing it in front of the company´s name. At all times, however, both founding family names were part of the name, even after the Mulsow family had left the company more than 50 years ago.

Now that we are looking forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary in two years, we think it is time to adapt our name to the reality. At WISKA you meet the Hoppmann family with its team of worldwide 260 employees – in person and on site. Therefore starting from 23rd January we operate under the name of WISKA Hoppmann GmbH.



New machines for WISKA production plant


WISKA extends its manufacturing capacity in Kaltenkirchen by a second moulding production hall:

Since 2016 WISKA now has 29 injection moulding machines for plastic manufacturing at its headquarters. Eight even have the possibility of 2 component injection moulding. WISKA therefore expands its competence in plastic manufacturing not only by the development of new product lines like CONMAXX and Brace, but also by making sure that the production capacities meet the constant high customer demand.


VDE certifies WISKA cable glands according to DIN EN 62444


WISKA is one of the first manufacturers that has received the mark approval DIN EN 62444 by the VDE after the former norm DIN EN 50626 has expired by 23.09.2016.

In this international norm requirements for construction and production of cable glands for electrical installations are defined. The Institute of VDE (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) tests and certifies the compliance with these requirements.

For a major part of the SPRINT cable gland system by WISKA the VDE Institute has now officially given its mark approval. This means that the standard cable glands of the SPRINT system made of polyamide, brass and stainless steel are certified according to the new norm. Furthermore all variants with bend protection as well as EMC inserts receive the VCE certification with the number 40006479.


New Productline for Cable Protection premieres at Innotrans


The Innotrans has just taken place in Berlin and we are happy to see that customers share our excitement for our new product line – the cable protection system “Brace”.

Heart of the new product line is the BraceGLAND, an innovative non-metallic fitting, developed and produced in-house at WISKA´s headquarters in Kaltenkirchen, North of Hamburg. BraceCONDUITS and BraceSLEEVES complete the new Brace series.

The development of the WISKA cable protection system was rated as especially innovative by the German federal state of Schleswig Holstein and is therefore financially supported with means of the ERDF.


Looking back on the SMM


We are looking back on four successful exhibition days at the SMM in Hamburg. The Hamburg Band COSMO Pauli has tuned up our fair party and an autograph session with Alen Halilovic was a highlight for the football fans on the fair. Besides these events many visitors showed interest in our new LED-products launched at the SMM. Click here for a review of our SMM time.

HSV Autographs at WISKA SMM Stand


Besides the numerous new WISKA products presented at this year´s SMM, as a special highlight also a celebrity “to touch” visited our stand: Alen Halilović, the latest newcomer of the HSV Bundesliga soccer team, joined our stand, ambitiously signed autographs and took pictures together with his fans.

The 20 year old Croatian national player has joined the Hamburger SV (HSV) only for the just started new season and already in his first game score the winning goal.


WISKA illuminates Hamburg Television Tower


The Hamburg Television Tower, officially called Heinrich-Hertz-Tower, its restaurant and viewing platform have been closed since 2001. But now, centrally located at the fair grounds and on the occasion of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, it came to shine in a new look at least outside – illuminated by WISKA searchlights.

Right in front of the central entrance to the fairgrounds, we placed a 10 ft container carrying four of our halogen metal vapour searchlights, which enlightened the tower and the entrance from there.


England rocks the WISKA Wembley Revival Cup


The surprise was perfect when the English and German football players of WISKA arrived at the premises of the Hamburger SV (HSV). Not on just any football field but on the training grounds of the Bundesliga club HSV was where the football match “WISKA Germany vs. WISKA UK" was going to take place. 

This year is the 50. anniversary of the famous Wembley game with the infamous goal. Reason enough for a commemorating revival match called WISKA Wembley Revival Cup. 

After changing into respective jerseys the next big surprise for the players was just around the corner: Uwe Seeler, captain of the German team in 1966, was waiting for the players and telling stories of former times. He also joined the game as a viewer and enjoyed the great atmosphere of the game that was concluded by an English victory of 8:4 goals.


WISKA Wembley Revival Cup at 50th anniversary of the legendary football match


WISKA Wembley Revival CUP commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the famous English victory: An enthusiastic team of WISKA UK employees and agents plays an ambitious WISKA Germany team in Hamburg on 28th June 2016.

The Germans of course eager to make up for the famous loss of 1966 while all English players will fight to defend their victory. What an exciting event!

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