Wieland Werke AG is the worldwide supplier of high-quality product and system solutions based on copper and copper alloys. The products made of more than 100 different materials are used in the construction industry, in electronics and electrical engineering, in the automotive industry as well as in mechanical and apparatus engineering. Brand name copper pipes for building services are manufactured in Vöhringen, Germany. The company has a state-accredited testing and certification laboratory. The products for the field of building services are preferably used because they offer advantages in terms of potable water hygiene and a beneficial impact on the environment. Tested environmental declarations are available.
Wieland-Werke is an internationally oriented manufacturer of semi-finished and special products made of copper and copper alloys headquartered in Ulm (Donau).
The product range includes more than one hundred different materials made of copper and copper alloys. In total, there are around thirty Wieland product brands. The focus is on the four areas:
- rolled products
- pipes and pipe systems
- pressed and drawn products
- plain bearings and system components
Important products are copper pipes and pipe systems for sanitary and heating applications, for medical gases and for cooling/air conditioning, wound copper pipes for the production of fittings, strips and sheets, brass rods, wires, red brass, profiles and alloy pipes. Wieland manufactures for customers from various industries. The four most important are cooling, air-conditioning and heating technology, construction and installation as well as automotive, electronics and electrical engineering.
Besides classic brand name copper pipes in SANCO quality, the cuprotherm CTX pipe system consisting of particularly flexible pipes is increasingly being used for panel heating, radiator connections and sanitary installations.
Wieland produces system and individual parts for heat exchangers, air-oil coolers, plain bearings and precision engine parts for the automotive sector. For electronics customers they produce tapes for leadframes for semiconductor elements, tapes for telecommunications and tapes for high-frequency and underwater cables. Area three covers products such as refrigerated cabinets, heat exchangers and chillers for thermal applications. For the construction industry, Wieland produces heating technology solutions and plain bearings for construction machinery.
The company has four plants of its own in Germany, one of which is its headquarters in Ulm. The other three are located in Velbert, in Villingen-Schwenningen and in Vöhringen not far from Ulm. Furthermore, there are manufacturing subsidiaries and holdings in German-speaking regions. These are Eucaro Buntmetall in Bremen, Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk in Stolberg, Wieland-Anlagentechnik in Neu-Ulm and the two plants in Amstetten from the same named town in Lower Austria and Enzesfeld, also in Lower Austria. Further production sites and sales offices are maintained in more than thirty countries all over the world.
All factories in Germany are certified according to the international environmental standard DIN EN ISO 14001, the main site in Vöhringen is also validated according to the European environmental standard EMAS. Wieland is a member of the Environmental Pact of Bavaria.
There are also service centers and Wieland metal trading companies in German-speaking regions. Caro-Prometa Metallvertrieb from Düsseldorf, Duro Metall from Kornwestheim, Erich Rössler from Kaufbeuren (Allgäu), Fudickar Sauerländer Metallhandel from Hagen, Schwarzwälder Metallhandel from Trossingen and Almeta Metallhandel from Bellach, R. Fischbacher Metalle Dietikon and Hess Metalle Dietikon from Switzerland.
In 1820 Philipp Jakob Wieland took over the art and bell foundry of an uncle in Ulm. He soon started to produce sheet metal and wire and built the factory in Vöhringen in 1865. Since 1919, Wieland-Werke has been operating as a stock corporation, but the shares are not traded on the stock exchange. Internationalization began in the 1950s. Today the Wieland Group employs around 7000 people worldwide.