It’s a special year for WISKA UK Ltd, as they celebrate their 21st year in the UK Market.
They started from humble beginnings in the year 2000, with just Will and Maxine Rich and no sales in the UK. With the family owners of WISKA Hoppmann GmbH they believed there was an opportunity for high quality, innovative electrical products, with a good service to support them.
WISKA Hoppmann GmbH, based in Hamburg were over 80 years old at the time and had been producing quality electrical products during this time. Their range had evolved from products made from brass to plastic injection mouldings, more suited to the Commercial Electrical markets.
With the support of a very experienced sales team and contacts in the electrical wholesale market, and through continuous contact with the electrical contracting one, the range has been extended and business has developed over the years, so that WISKA UK Ltd are now Market Leaders in their sector.
The business has always had an emphasis on people, with over 45% of existing staff started with the business as Apprentices. This policy still continues, as well as the 2nd generation of the family now involved in the business, ensuring the long-term cohesion and development.
The product range continues to grow with innovative high-quality products – it has always been the policy of the Company not to copy products and come up with new ideas. All of the products developed offer advantages to the installer.
Happy Birthday WISKA UK Ltd.
Friday 15th January 2021 saw the IBA host their Supplier of the Year awards show. The SOTY (as it’s known) was hosted digitally this year with members dressed to impressed from the comfort of their own homes. Now in its 28th year, the IBA is an organisation for likeminded, established independent electrical wholesalers with a focus on member driven buying. With over 85 members representing approximately 120 branches across the UK, as well as over 100 preferred suppliers, the IBA Supplier of the Year Awards are held in high regard across the industry for its recognition of excellence.Learn more!
Members cast their votes in several categories to determine who the supplier of the year winner is. In a challenging year it was huge honor for everyone involved at WISKA UK Ltd to be announced as the overall winner: WISKA UK Ltd, IBA Supplier of the Year 2020. WISKA’s high standard of service, continued customer communication and high-quality products were highlighted by members as one of the many factors when deciding.
Managing Director Will Rich attend the ceremony. “It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award as voted by the IBA members.” Comments Will. “We aim to continue to listen and talk with our customers to ensure we offer them best possible service and products, helping maximize their business. We would like to thank Paul Jenner, Russ Gratton, Pamela Hardman and all of the IBA’s members for their continued support, we look forward to future success and business together.”PR_WISKA_IBA_2021.docx PR_WISKA_IBA_2021.pdf less
Particularly in the industrial environment, with increasingly complex technologies, there is a large number of components that must be effectively protected against electromagnetic interference. For cable entry, there are various solutions, mostly as earthing inserts or braids used in metal cable gland fittings. With its new MagikNUT, WISKA now presents a solution which easily establishes the cable shield contact via the locknut.Learn more!
The MagikNUT is a new polyamide EMC locknut with an integrated stainless steel clip. The EMC installation is easy and quick: The approx. 1 cm stripped off shielded cable is contacted by the claws of the stainless steel clip within the locknut. In addition to the considerably simplified shield contacting, the MagikNUT polyamide design also enables a simple EMC solution for plastic cable glands: The user benefits from maximum flexibility, from standard cable glands to threaded membrane entries and conduit fittings for cable protection. The new WISKA locknut is lightweight, available in M16, M20 and M25 and black or grey. All information on wiska.com.WISKA-PM-MagikNUT.pdf WISKA-PR-New-MagikNUT.pdf WISKA-PM-MagikNUT.docx WISKA-PR-New-MagikNUT.docx WISKA-MagikNUT_Pictures.zip less
Monday 1st June 2020 saw WISKA UK Ltd announced as this year’s “Best Overall Brand” winner at the Electrical Wholesale Awards (EW Awards) 2020.
Organised by Datateam Business Media, the Electrical Wholesaler Awards are designed to recognise and highlight the achievements and services of electrical wholesalers and manufacturers across the UK. This year’s ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, the awards still went ahead with winners announced on Monday via EW Magazine’s Social Media channels.
“Winning this award is a tremendous honour.” Comments Will Rich, Managing Director. “We would like to thank everyone that voted for us, we would also like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their continued support.”
Head over to www.electricalwholesalerawards.co.uk to find our more about the Awards.Learn more!
Industrial and shipbuilding supplier responds to current safety requirements
WISKA extends its range of video surveillance products with a body temperature measuring solution. The supplier has already installed the dual camera with thermal and daylight vision function, including blackbody, in the reception area of its German headquarters - a computer and monitor provides the image results.Learn more!
"Security through CCTV video surveillance is part of our daily work, so it was only logical for us to start right here especially with the need for increase safety measures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the new camera solution, we are able to meet the protection requirements for guests and employees exceeding the required social distance measures, contact-free but with AI-precise accuracy at +/- 0.3°C," says Ronald Hoppmann, WISKA General Manager.
For indoor applications, a distance of 3 meters is required between the camera and blackbody. The blackbody is the device used to measure and reference the temperature. An individuals forehead temperature is measured with high efficiency and in real time – at different distances depending on the product version. The unit can measure up to 15 people simultaneously; this makes the solution equally suitable for low to high traffic areas. Measurements are reliable even when wearing a mask and result messages can be supported by an integrated alarm management. WISKA only displays, does not store or process the data generated - all legal requirements are met.
"The safety requirements have increased across all areas – that is why we are now thinking of new applications for our products. In particular, video surveillance offers unexpected possibilities, from body temperature measurement to fully automated mask recognition to access control in high traffic areas, there are hardly any limits to development - certainly also for the maritime industry. And best of all: These solutions can be seamlessly integrated into our existing CCTV networks," explains Rico Feldmann, Director Business Unit CCTV at WISKA. With their digital video systems, WISKA offers internationally certified solutions for a wide range of applications, from outdoor to indoor, night vision and explosion protection to searchlight combinations. All information on wiska.com
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With two new junction boxes, WISKA is expanding its COMBI range and strengthening its position in the plastic junction box sector.Learn more!
With the COMBI 304 junction box, WISKA is not only introducing a new size box within its popular COMBI® series, but also a new design: The COMBI 304 is the first circular COMBI box with a diameter of 82 mm, 57 mm high and, especially in its standard colour black, is also ideally suited for use in architectural and retro design projects. The rotary switch version of the 304 perfectly rounds off the design aspiration of the 304 enclosure. The 304 offers 4 M20 threaded membrane entries, which can be used with the cable directly entered through the membrane (IP66) or via WISKA cable gland (IP67), with their conduit fittings (BraceFITTING) or rigid conduit fittings (KRASM). The flat lid of the new box can be closed as a bayonet cap with only a quarter turn; two external mounting lugs with a distance of 90 mm allow for convenient installation.
In addition to the 304, the new and largest WISKA COMBI box 1610 (200x160x94 mm) also expands the range - and is available as a high-quality junction box with cable diameters up to 16 mm² for electrical installation, automation and industry, e.g. also for CCTV and Wifi interfaces and repeaters. With its high protection class IP66/67 and the high-quality plastic injection moulding, the box is UV and ozone resistant like all of its series and therefore ideally suited for indoor and outdoor use. Cable entry with the 1610 is via up to 30 knockout entries from M20 to M40; options such as a clear cover or closed sides are available. Full information on wiska.com.
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WISKA presents 3 new variants of its BraceFITTING
Within its Brace® cable protection range, WISKA now offers further variants of its own in-house fitting innovation: The existing standard BraceFitting is supplemented by new adaptors for the extension of corrugated pipes and Y- and T-connectors.Learn more!
The new versions also fulfil all the quality features of the standard, including the high protection class of IP 68, delivery in a completely assembled one-piece component, the directly injected seal and the innovative 360° clasp mechnanism. All these features ensure a high degree of safety and at the same time very easy installation and convenient maintenance, manufactured with the high plastics competence at WISKA. The non-metallic fittings are also available with metal connecting thread or (EMC) cable gland, as 45° or 90° angle and pressure compensation variant with the own VentGLAND®. The Brace® cable protection range is part of WISKA's comprehensive assortment of cable entries, including also cable glands, grommets and cable entry systems for trade and industry. Full details on wiska.comWISKA-Produktnews_Brace.docx WISKA-Produktnews_Brace.pdf WISKA-Productnews_Brace.docx WISKA-Productnews_Brace.pdf WISKA_Brace_Pictures.zip less
WISKA UK Ltd has been nominated for three different categories at this year’s EW Awards: Best Accessories Brand (COMBI Junction Box Range), Best Overall Brand and Best Customer Service Brand.
The EW Awards is the leading platform for recognising excellence across the electrical wholesale industry. Each award represents a truly exclusive and respected stamp of approval.
The awards take place on Thursday 21st May 2020, at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London.
Click here to vote. Voting dates close on 12pm, Friday 27 March 2020.Learn more!
WISKA UK Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Hayley Bean as the new Area Sales Manager - South (Berkshire, Parts of Hampshire, East Sussex and West Sussex).
Hayley joins the team from Flexicon Ltd where she held the position of Regional Sales Manager. Previously, she spent 19 years’ at Univolt UK Ltd where she held several positions including Area Sales Manager. Hayley brings a wealth of experience in the manufacturing and distribution sector for the UK electrical wholesale market. Her new role at WISKA UK Ltd will see her responsible for continuing the success in the South region.
Hayley’s contact details are listed below:
07935 224 680/ firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn more!
WISKA, the German supplier for industry, trade and shipbuilding, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. On this occasion, over 500 national and international guests from 35 countries, comprising partners, representatives from the world of politics, economy, the press as well as employees came to Hamburg´s Fischauktionshalle.Learn more!
Like the entire anniversary year, the evening was held under the motto “100 Years - One Team”, placing the focus of attention on those who have made the company successful: its customers, partners and employees.
‘I am delighted that so many guests have come to celebrate our centenary together with us in our founding city of Hamburg. On this evening we would like to thank all our business customers, partners, and current and former employees. We have achieved a lot together and stuck together through thick and thin. That has made our bonds strong. We are proud of these good relationships. You appreciate them when everything goes smoothly – and even more when a problem arises.’, said Ronald Hoppmann, who is the third generation of the family to run the company together with his sister Tanja Hoppmann. And also some of Hamburg´s celebrities and guests from industry´s associations took the chance to congratulate the company, among them, Michael Ziesemer, President of ZVEI German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers´ Association, Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe + Congress GmbH, Marcell Jansen, President of the Hamburger SV, and Ian Karan, Hamburg Entrepreneur and former senator for economic affairs. Karan was, together with the Schotstek foundation, donation partners for WISKA, to allow for investments into the next generations rather than gifts to the company. The Karan foundation emphasizes on language training for migrant children. “We are very proud, that with our guests of only this evening, we managed to collect over 20 thousand Euro for both foundations.”, Tanja Hoppmann added.
In keeping with the team spirit, there was a special highlight for the guests: puppets up to five metres tall comprising a net of fibres and light, which were brought to life by the puppeteer ensemble “Dundu”, walked through the hall and interacted with the guests. Each puppet requires five puppeteers to move it. This symbolises the fact that individuals are always a part of a whole.
Even the site itself, the Hamburg Fischauktionshalle, is a very meaningful location for WISKA: with a direct view on the Blohm+Voss shipyard. The shipyard in which the founder of the company Wilhelm Hoppmann worked as a designing engineer before he set up his own business with his friend Hermann Mulsow in 1919. The two founded a special factory in Hamburg producing ship installation material made of brass. At that time, most probably neither of them suspected that 100 years later WISKA would be an internationally successful company with a total of six subsidiaries worldwide.
Founded in Hamburg in 1919, we are today one of the leading manufacturers of electrical equipment, lighting products and CCTV video surveillance for trade, industry and shipbuilding. We operate our own research and development facilities and production plants next door at our headquarters in Germany. Our global sales network of representatives and subsidiaries ensure a quick and personal on-site customer service for you. The WISKA Group todWISKA-PM-Jubiläumsfeier.docx WISKA-PM-Jubiläumsfeier.pdf WISKA-Pictures.zip WISKA-PR-Centenary_Celebration.docx WISKA-PR-Centenary_Celebration.pdf less
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