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!less
WISKA UK Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Beacock as the new Northern Regional Sales Manager.Learn more!
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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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.Learn more!
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.less
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.Learn more!
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.less
The TKS 32 Tails Kit from WISKA has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2017 reader poll.Learn more!
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.”less
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.Learn more!
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.less
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.Learn more!
„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.
After starting sponsoring the Hamburger SV (HSV) as an „Official Supplier“ in 2016, we now have extended our support for the long-established German Bundesliga football team during the season 2017 / 18. But above this, this time we especially support the HSV young talents – being one of the first companies in HSV´s newly formed association for young talents.Learn more!
Together with HSV CEO Herbert Bruchhagen, we are happy to continue our collaboration: “The fact that WISKA is continuing to sponsor the HSV demonstrates great trust in the partnership. As a sponsor of our junior teams, our partner is now also getting involved in the vocational and advanced training of our young football players. There isn’t enough praise that can be said for this commitment.”
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We are delighted to announce that WISKA UK received the runner up prize for Supplier of the Year 2017, a wonderful achievement and accolade. WISKA’s high standard of service and quality products were highlighted by members as one of the many factors when deciding.Learn more!
WISKA UK would like to thank the IBA and its members for a fantastic event. It was a huge honour to have our services and products recognised by the members at the Supplier of the Year Awards and we look forward to future success and business together.
WISKA’s latest product - the TKS 32 - has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Electrical Industry Awards 2017.
The Electrical Industry Awards is an annual awards ceremony organised by Electrical Times Magazine, celebrating excellence and product innovation within the electrical industry. The TKS 32 has been selected for Residential/ Domestic Product of the Year 2017.Learn more!
The TKS 32 is a new and innovative solution to the conventional cable gland. It is a membrane with 4 entries offering IP66 protection and cable retention for quick and easy installation.
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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.Learn more!
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!less
WISKA UK Ltd is celebrating the wonderful honour of being chosen as a winner of the EW awards. Its SHARK Sixeight: IP68 Gel Insulated Joints won Best New Product 2017. WISKA UK was also Highly Commended for Best Supplier Customer Service. An EW Award is a prestigious stamp of endorsement acknowledging outstanding service and dedication of which we are very proud of.Learn more!
Organised by Datateam Business Media, the Electrical Wholesaler Awards are designed to recognise and highlight the achievements and services of electrical wholesalers and manufacturers, from the best individual wholesaler branch to the best marketing campaign.
Event manager, Mike Gammon, comments: “I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the industry for the support they’ve given to this prestigious event. All of our finalists should be congratulated on their achievements over the past year and I hope they continue to excel in their business going forward; they are what make this industry such a pleasure to work with.”
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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.Learn more!
Our non-metallic fitting BraceGLAND with the 360° clasp mechanism makes the installation easy and therefore meets these requirements perfectly category.less
Organised by the publisher of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, Datateam Business Media, the Electrical Wholesaler Awards were launched in 2014 to recognise and highlight the achievements and services of electrical wholesalers and manufactures.Learn more!
The wholesaler awards will be decided by a two-part system, a judging panel will convene in March to cast their scores on the entries received according to the criteria. In addition, customer voting will commence beginning of February 2017 and conclude on 31st March 2017.
With a combined score from judging and customer voting, the top five entries will make the award category shortlist with the highest scores in each category being the recipient of the relevant category’s award.
This year WISKA UK are proud to be nominated in the following three categories:
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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.Learn more!
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.
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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.Learn more!
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.less
WISKA extends its manufacturing capacity in Kaltenkirchen by a second moulding production hall:Learn more!
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.less
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.Learn more!
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.less
Diwali or Deepawali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). Diwali is celebrated in the honor of Lakshmi (the goddess of Wealth).Learn more!
One of the major festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
We wish our colleagues in India a happy Diwali festival.less