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!


Richard Beacock joins WISKA UK Ltd as Northern Regional Sales Manager


WISKA UK Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Beacock as the new Northern Regional Sales Manager.

Richard joins the team from Manrose Manufacturing Ltd where he held the position of Northern Sales Manager for the past 4 years.  Richard brings a wealth of experience in the manufacturing and distribution sector for the UK electrical wholesale market.  Richard’s new role at WISKA UK Ltd will see him responsible for continuing the success in the Midlands, North West, North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Richard takes over from John McCarthy who will be retiring at the end of December 2018 after 8 years with WISKA UK Ltd and over 40 years in the industry.  Everyone at WISKA would like to thank John for his hard work and dedication and wish him a happy and healthy retirement.

Richard Beacock’s contact details are listed below:

07731 012116 / r.beacock@wiska.co.uk

WISKA, make power smile.

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LEDJOY® in the final’s


For the second consecutive year, WISKA’s latest product innovation (LEDJOY®) has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Electrical Industry Awards 2018.

The Electrical Industry Awards is an annual awards ceremony organised by The Electrical Times Magazine, celebrating excellence and product innovation within the electrical industry.  LEDJOY® has been selected for Residential/ Domestic Product of the Year 2018.

LEDJOY® is an IP68 pre-filled gel insulated junction device for connecting small cross-section cables from 0.5 to 1.5mm².  LEDJOY® is perfect for narrow and tight spaces and excellent for LED lighting, video-surveillance systems, urban and civic lighting (street lighting, road and carriageway signs, gardens, fountains, ground lighting).

LEDJOY® comes complete with both 2-pole and 3-pole connectors.  The unique cable blocking system ensures a safe and securely connected cable.  As with all of WISKA’s gel products, LEDJOY®  has no expiry date, is re-enterable and non-toxic.

The awards take place on Thursday 25th October at The Royal Garden Hotel, London.

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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.



TKS 32: Top Product Award 2017


The TKS 32 Tails Kit from WISKA has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2017 reader poll.

The awards, selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PE’s 70,000+ readership, are recognition for those manufacturers and suppliers that have made a real difference to the electrical contractor’s ability to get the job done efficiently, safely and professionally, whether this is in the form of innovative products, tools or time-saving solutions.

PE Editor, Richard Bowler said: “Our annual awards are a great way to reward those companies that have come up with excellent ideas to help electrical installers and businesses overcome common problems in their everyday work or open up new profit streams. The TKS 32 Tails Kit from WISKA is therefore a very worth winner of one of our 2017 Top Product awards.”


TKS 32 wins Electrical Industry Award 2017


The 25th annual Electrical Industry Awards was held on Thursday 26th October at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington London.

The awards highlight excellence within the UK electrical sector, recognizing the work and efforts of manufactures, wholesalers and contractors alike.

With a gala dinner, black tie event (and disco) the stage was set for a fantastic evening of celebration.

For all involved at WISKA it was an especially eventful evening, as the TKS 32 took home Residential/ Domestic Product of the Year.  A fantastic honor for all involved at WISKA.

The TKS 32 is a membrane with 4 entries offering IP 66 protection and cable retention (according to EN 62444) for quick and easy installation. The TKS 32 is suitable for 16 or 25 mm tails and 10 or 16 mm earth.

Ideal for both internal and external applications, the TKS 32 is glow wire tested to 960 °C.  The sleek low-profile design allows for a flush fitting helping to save on space, and with no additional locknut required you also save on time and money too.


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.

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