Thursday 12th September 2023 saw the IBA host their annual Trade Show and Gala Awards evening. Now in its 30th year, the IBA is an organisation for likeminded, established independent electrical wholesalers with a focus on member driven buying. With over 95 members representing approximately 135 branches across the UK, as well as over 100 preferred suppliers.Learn more!
This year’s event took place at Whittlebury Hall and was a fantastic day of business and networking. The event culminated in a dinner and awards ceremony with entertainment from comedian Dominic Holland. After the entertainment came the much-anticipated awards ceremony with several categories including Supplier of the Year. The IBA has members across the UK and has group turnover of £130 million+, making the Supplier of the Year (or SOTY as it’s known) a much sought after accolade for any manufacturer. WISKA UK Ltd picked up 2 awards on the night, Best Trade Show Stand, and the top gong: IBA Supplier of the Year 2023. Members cast their votes in several categories to determine who the supplier of the year winner is. In another very challenging year, it was huge honour for everyone involved at WISKA UK Ltd to be announced as the overall winner. 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 attended the ceremony. “It’s a tremendous honour 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 the best possible service and products, helping maximize their business. We would like to thank Paul Jenner, the IBA team and all the members for their continued support, we look forward to future success and business together.”PR_WISKA_IBA_2023.pdf PR_WISKA_IBA_2023.docx less
WISKA UK Ltd are the proud winners of this year’s Electrical Wholesalers Awards and, this year’s Electrical Industry Awards for the best residential and domestic product of year!
WISKA always work hard to achieve the best results for our customers and feel honoured to be recognised at providing some of the best quality solutions and product innovations to the market. We want to thank everyone who has voted for us and everyone who has purchased our products. We have a loyal customer base that know and rely on the quality of our products and mean we are always striving to provide the best solutions to the market for the benefit of our users.Learn more!
We love making helpful products that are convenient and easy to use. Were delighted to have our latest gel solution: the MP ONE Gel be recognised for its simple application, adaptability, and high-quality reliable finish, that is changing the way people know and use gel products available on the market today.
We are grateful to everyone who has helped us on our mission to provide excellence in everything we do across from our product range to our customer service and thank you for supporting on us on our journey to provide better product innovations for you.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower.
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At this year's SMM, WISKA is presenting several new products from its in-house development. The WISKA innovations and other products from the range can be found in Hall B6, Stand B6.212.Learn more!
Within its constantly growing range of technical lighting products, the company is presenting the new non-metallic LED multi-purpose luminaire 4010 with a luminous flux of 1,200 up to 7,200 lm and a lifetime of 100,000 hours. In addition to the long standard version with 775 mm, there is also a short version with only 495 mm. The high-performance lighting, optionally also with battery back-up, is corrosion-free and easy to install. It is ideally suited for use on car ferries, among others.
With the new LED searchlight, WISKA extends its existing range with a LED version. Its casing adds a complete new development to the familiar WISKA octagonal design. It can be used as a searchlight or floodlight and offers two times 18,000 lm. The new product features endless rotation, stepless speed control, a home and booster function and can be used at minus 25 °C to plus 45 °C. The LED innovations are rounded off by a new high-lumen output version of the floodlight 5000.
The new CCTV camera series also offers a new design: The new camera station can be rotated 360° endlessly thanks to its newly developed pan-tilt unit, while its variant as a fixed camera housing is fixly installed. With a new compact design without external cables and with an internal connection compartment, the new series replaces the entire previous WISKA stainless steel series.
WISKA will also be showing in its new COMBI 304 MAR series a junction box and a rotary switch at SMM. "In the area of installation material, our new COMBI 304 box brings along our many years of experience in non-metallic installation material from various industrial sectors. The two-component injection moulding made of polypropylene and TPE convinces at IP66/67 rating and is manufactured in our factory. Supplemented by its variant as a rotary switch, our 304 has what it takes to deliver a real alternative to the previous HNA products made of brass," says Ronald Hoppmann, WISKA General Manager, adding "We are very pleased to finally be back at SMM and to talk with our guests."WISKA-SMM-2022_PM.pdf WISKA-SMM-2022_PM.docx WISKA-SMM-2022_PR.pdf WISKA-SMM-2022_PR.docx WISKA_Product_Pictures.zip less
WISKA UK Ltd was established in the year 2000, based in North Cornwall and selling to the Electrical Wholesale Market all around the UK. They are part of the WISKA Hoppmann GmbH Group, which specialises in Cable & Accessory systems for the Electrical Installation and Industrial markets, as well as Electrical and Lighting Products and specialised CCTV systems, for the Maritime market.Learn more!
WISKA UK Ltd has grown through the development of our people, working with well-designed quality products. We are committed to providing staff with the resources and training needed to ensure they grow in their career. WISKA UK Ltd have been employing apprentices every year, 39% of the team have started as apprentices and 48% of employees have continued their learning while at WISKA UK with 40+ employees.
My name is Sophie, I have been working at WISKA UK Ltd for just under a year. My journey started working in the Production department, an opportunity arose 4 months ago for me to move into the office and start an apprenticeship. My apprenticeship started on the 1st of April 2022 with Truro & Penwith College doing the Business Admin Level 3, with learning, practical and studying involved.
My apprenticeship involves a variety of topics, from learning the history and the background of a business. This includes Digital Marketing, Personal development, Self-awareness, Interpersonal skills and Legislation. I have regular reviews with my college lecturer to keep up to date with my progress and being allowed the time to do college work while in working hours helps with any questions I may have and making sure I complete the work in sufficient time.
This course has helped me explore more about WISKA UK Ltd, the different departments and tasks they fulfil. The course is based on building up a showcase file, as I am still early into my apprenticeship, my aim is to finish my portfolio by the middle of March. After this is complete, I will go onto the mock assessments and the final project should be in June.My Apprenticeship with WISKA.pdf less
Saturday 9th October 2021 saw the Associated Independent Electrical Wholesalers (AIEW) host their annual Trade Show and Gala Dinner. AIEW was formed in 2001 to meet the needs of small and medium sized independent electrical wholesalers. AIEW quickly grew from an initial 12 members in the first year to stand at over 100 single and multi-branch businesses.Learn more!
AIEW members are based around the UK. The group brings together electrical wholesalers and manufacturers to help support and develop both business and relationships. WISKA UK Ltd joined the AIEW back in 2001. WISKA UK Ltd was honoured to be awarded the Partnership Award 2021 at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
The award is voted by the AIEW employees and back-office team in recognition of suppliers that have actively supported the group over the years through promotions, catalogue support, trade show attendance, regular updates, and communications.
Managing Director Will Rich commented “It’s an incredible honour to receive this award. We aim to continue to listen and talk with the members to ensure we offer them the best possible service and products, helping maximize their business. We would like to thank Andy Dunning, Andy Gardner, David Dunning, Ann Dunning, the AIEW team and the members for their continued support, we look forward to future success and business together.”PR_WISKA_AIEW_Awards_2021.docx PR_WISKA_AIEW_Awards_2021.pdf less
Thursday 20th May 2021 saw the winners announced at the prestigious Electrical Wholesale Awards (EW Awards) 2021. This year’s event was a virtual affair with a live stream ceremony to crown the 2021 champions.
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. WISKA UK Ltd picked up 2 awards – Best Accessories Brand and Best New Product for their COMBI 206 Junction Box.Learn more!
“Winning one EW Award is an honour, but two is an amazing achievement.” 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, employees and suppliers for their continued support.”
To find out more about the COMBI 206 head over to www.wiska.co.uk .
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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!
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