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.