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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.”

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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. 

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