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.
WISKA becomes official sponsor of HSV young talents
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.
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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The IBA hosted their annual Trade Show and Gala Awards Evening on Thursday 14th September 2017
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.
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.
The TKS 32 makes the final’s
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.
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.
The awards take place on Thursday 26th October at The Royal Garden Hotel, London.
Nor-Shipping: WISKA Innovations with prominent guests
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.
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!
WISKA UK Ltd joins the ranks of the EW Awards winners
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.
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.”
For more information, please visit www.electricalwholesalerawards.co.uk
"Made in Germany" magazine presents Brace System as a technical highlight in 2017
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.
Our non-metallic fitting BraceGLAND with the 360° clasp mechanism makes the installation easy and therefore meets these requirements perfectly category.
Voting Open for this year’s EW Awards: WISKA nominated in three categories.
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.
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:
- Best new product- SHARK SIXEIGHT Series: IP68 Gel Insulated Joint
- Best Supplier Customer Service
- Best Overall Supplier
Head over to the link below to cast your vote for WISKA UK:
Chinese New Year
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.
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.
We wish our colleagues in China a happy new year.
Change of our company´s name: WISKA Hoppmann GmbH
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.
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.