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!
Hemmink supports the Dutch cancer foundation (KWF) on his anniversary
Hemmink B. V., WISKA distributor for cable glands and junction boxes in the Netherlands, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year.
As a socially committed company, Hemmink takes this as an opportunity not only to celebrate, but also to give a pleasure to the Dutch cancer foundation: Hemmink takes part in the "SamenLoop voor hoop" in Zwolle on 28 and 29 May 2016, a 24-hour hiking relay and is going to double all collected sponsorship money. WISKA gladly supports this project and congratulates its partner on his anniversary.
4 new product highlights at Light + Building
WISKA is going to present four new products at Light + Building in Frankfurt:
The WHK plug-in junction box for internal applications, ShotGLAND - our new compression cable gland, high-performance pressure equalization units as well as CONMAXX, a new and unique cable entry system. Stay tuned for further details about our new highlights!
Wind and dust proof - New dust test chamber in the laboratory of WISKA
Dust or finest particles may result in damage or failures in housings of electronic equipment. For this reason, products that are exposed to such particles have to pass a special examination.
With WISKA´s new dust test chamber products can be tested in the on-site test laboratory at WISKA. In general, the test specimens are tested here until eight hours by swirling talcum powder (= very fine dust) in the dust chamber at regular intervals. Depending on the dust protection class the test conditions may vary.
This new on-site testing procedure further completes the elaborate laboratory with which WISKA ensures the quality of its products
WISKA supports the children’s village „Dewi Saraswati“ for Christmas
For many years, WISKA has been supporting the children´s village “Dewi Saraswati” in the south of India. In addition to education, safety and health, a sufficient and balanced nutrition is essential for the children´s development. This is why for Christmas we have decided to invest in improving their nutrition. All details about the project can be found here.
WISKA wishes everyone around the world quiet and peaceful Christmas days and health and happiness for 2016.
WISKA Ibérica supports tradititional „Patin a vela“-Championship
WISKA Ibérica sponsored the 72. Championship “España de Patín a Vela 2015” in Barcelona. The sailing event took place last October and is characterized by the special one-man-catamaran called “Patin a vela” – a sailing boot that is steered only by the body weight of the sailor.
The event was attended by a total number of 68 participants from different clubs coming from different places, such as Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Catalonia, Belgium, France and Germany. The winner was the Spanish sportsman Albert Batlletià.
The successful sailing event was a good opportunity for WISKA to present itself as the right sponsor with many years of experience as a supplier for shipbuilding and offshore.
Organizer of this sports event was the sailing club of Sant Pol de Mar, the Spanish Sailing association in cooperation with the city of Sant Pol de Mar, the Catalonian Sailing Association and the sponsors WISKA Systems Ibérica SL und Josper Gesiuris.
The COMBI-Family and its youngest member
The COMBI-family from small to large boxes convinces with its unmistakable design, the typically domed lid for 10 % more installation space and its ribbed corners.
In our new COMBI video you can learn in detail about all COMBI advantages. In the 3-D-animation you get to know more about e. g. the innovative IP 68 SET and diverse installation options of our COMBI-series.
The new COMBI 407 ensures fast and easy handling by its six M 20 threaded membrane entries and a middle M20 entry with additional M 25 knockout.
WISKA retires Mrs. Pan
In February this year WISKA retired Mrs. Pan, an esteemed employee of our Chinese subsidiary. In 2002 Mrs. Pan began setting up the market for WISKA in China, thereby preparing the basis for the coming success of WISKA in China.
Because of her endurance, her skills and her extraordinary network especially in the maritime sector Mrs. Pan managed to successfully combine the German and the Chinese business cultures. By establishing the contact to today´s director of the subsidiary WISKA Electric Systems (Shanghai), Mr. Xu Dequin, the success in China is also and particularly owed to Mrs. Pan.
That is why we would like to say a heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Pan for the years we successfully worked together and also wish her a lot of happiness and joy for her future path of life.
WISKA at Hannover Messe 2015
The Hannover Messe is the biggest industry fair world wide. More than 220.000 trade visitors, more than 70.000 international ones, have taken the opportunity to get an insight on the newest products and innovations.
Of course, WISKA with its innovative products also took part in the fair and was a striking one of the 4,500 exhibitors. The exhibited cable glands ranged from EMC and pressure equalization to explosion protection and junction boxes.
WISKA supplies world’s largest vessel
With 250 network cameras, searchlights and flood lights WISKA provides full surveillance on the whole deck of the Pioneering Spirit. The ship has a length of about 380 metres and a width of 120 metres and is thus the world’s largest vessel.
Its job is to install or decommission pipelines and oil rigs. The full IP camera system which was installed by WISKA in co-operation with system integrator L-3 SAM Electronics, is controlled in TCP/IP network only and offers central control.
This year again, on March 22, our football team took part in the Business – Cup Hamburg. In the tournament, which is under the patronage of former professional football player Jimmy Hartwig, companies from all over Germany play against each other.
In the previous two years our team reached the 2nd place and thus was able to continue to the national tournament in Düsseldorf. But last Sunday the performance was just enough for the 3rd place.
In the beginning our team had a perfect start with three victories in a row. There was a goal difference of 15:4 and our team was in a leading position after the first half. But the two following lost matches cost our team the leadership. Not even the victory in the tournament´s last game was enough for the second place. In the end the goal difference was crucial and unfortunately not to our favours.
Nevertheless we are happy to have taken part in the tournament and we had a lot of fun. Next year we will gladly take part again and try our luck again.
For further information visit http://businesscup.de/index.php/turniere/hamburg.
Moving into the expanded sales building
Five months after the start of the construction works and about three months after the topping out ceremony the extension of our sales building is now finalized. After the completion of our new logistic and assembly centre last year, WISKA further expands its premises in Kaltenkirchen and shows that WISKA is growing continuously. Three new offices provide space for 15 new work stations which are already in use.
15 years WISKA UK
On 17 January 2000 WISKA UK was founded as our first foreign subsidiary. Today the company and it's 23 employees have become one of the leading suppliers of electrical installation material, cable glands and junction boxes in the UK.
In the past year they have grown by over 30 percent, contributing to making their anniversary even more special. We are proud of our colleagues and we are looking forward to more exciting years to come!