From Hagen into the world: Quality "Made in Germany"
As a family-owned company with 300 employees, we manufacture a comprehensive product portfolio for our customers' complex drive systems all over the world. One important quality feature applies to all of our solutions: Our high-end products are planned, designed and manufactured without compromise entirely in Germany. Thus they are truly “Made in Germany”.
The designation of origin continues to enjoy enormous international acclaim as a seal of quality: "Made in Germany" is still very popular with customers all over the world as it stands for premium products and reliability. Wippermann keeps this promise as consistently as only a few others.
In our company's history spanning over 125 years, we have changed a lot – but there is one thing we have always preserved: our claim to the highest quality, which we achieve through customer-specific engineering, the best materials and precisely coordinated manufacturing processes with modern equipment. However, most important are the highly qualified specialists who make all of this possible by contributing their extensive knowledge.
Today, Wippermann is the only manufacturer of industrial chains that fabricates its products without compromise entirely in Germany. For us, "Made in Germany" doesn't just begin with manufacturing, but with the upstream phases of the value chain.
We lay the foundation for our premium products already by the selection of our suppliers: All raw materials, as well as coating and bearings, are exclusively from Germany and a few West European countries, to a large extent even from regional suppliers. Due to the short transport routes, this proximity guarantees reliable availability of the products, a criterion that is becoming more and more important for our customers. Wippermann also meets the demand for more climate-friendliness thanks to low emissions in the shortest possible logistics chains.
Another plus for the typical Wipperman quality “Made in Germany”: The close coordination processes with our raw material suppliers contribute to the continuous improvement of our product and manufacturing engineering as well as to the permanent protection of our high quality. And thanks to an intensive cooperation with development partners and universities, we specifically promote innovations in the development of new products and for the continuous optimisation of components and lubricants.
Investments in our locations in Germany
Due to the positive overall development, Wippermann has expanded its second location in Kirchlengern, also with a view to further international growth. In 2017 we built a new facility to create additional capacities for administration, manufacturing and logistics. On the 2,800 square metres of operating space that was created, storage and shipping processes in particular were optimised in order to ensure fast and flexible delivery to global markets.
We implement our internationally oriented strategy with around 30 sales offices in Europe, Africa and South America, in Russia and Turkey, which bring the quality products of our traditional company from Hagen into the world.
Expanded service and customer orientation
Since our commitment to uncompromising quality is not limited to our products, we convince our customers with a wide range of services that only a manufacturer with a clear “Made in Germany” strategy is able to offer. Our logistics centre in Kirchlengern ensures the high availability of all products in our standard range thus guaranteeing a Germany-wide 24-hour delivery service.
By continuously investing in our main factory in Hagen, we also expand our consistent customer orientation. With the acquisition of a modern high-performance solid-state laser in 2020, we expanded our range of services in the field of customer-specific development projects, prototyping and manufacturing of special parts. Thanks to fibre laser technology, we are now able to offer our customers an enormous acceleration of the process from prototyping to batch production. Considering shorter development cycles, this creates real added value for our customers.
Even after more than 125 years, the product that our company history started with is still moving people all over the world: Our Connex bicycle chains are more than just an insider tip for bikers world-wide. Thanks to the technologies that we use in the manufacturing of high-performance industrial chains, we offer products in this segment too that impress with maximum reliability and durability. And of course, our Connex chains are also strictly “Made in Germany”.
SPIRIT – “Made in Germany”
The fact that we, as a family-owned company in the fifth generation, have been manufacturing our products in Germany for over 125 years also embodies practised values that we share with many medium-sized companies. At Wippermann, we describe this attitude with one simple word: SPIRIT.
Besides our own high technological standards, which we meet again and again in order to provide our customers with the best possible support, we are also aware of our responsibility for people and the environment. This plays a major role for our creative work.
“SPIRIT” expresses our self-image as to how we, with over 300 employees at our locations in Germany, promote long-term, comprehensive and innovative sustainable development of our group of companies taking people, the environment and technology into account.
Our long-term international success as a German manufacturer rests primarily on a high level of trust in our entire team and the consistent training and further education of each individual. Our clear “Made in Germany” strategy is also the basis for the path we took early on to design our entire manufacturing process to be as resource-friendly as possible. We are convinced that this SPIRIT will continue to enable a company development that creates a solid foundation for future generations.