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.
New machines for WISKA production plant
WISKA extends its manufacturing capacity in Kaltenkirchen by a second moulding production hall:
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.
VDE certifies WISKA cable glands according to DIN EN 62444
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.
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.
WISKA India celebrates Diwali Festival
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).
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.
New Productline for Cable Protection premieres at Innotrans
The Innotrans has just taken place in Berlin and we are happy to see that customers share our excitement for our new product line – the cable protection system “Brace”.
Heart of the new product line is the BraceGLAND, an innovative non-metallic fitting, developed and produced in-house at WISKA´s headquarters in Kaltenkirchen, North of Hamburg. BraceCONDUITS and BraceSLEEVES complete the new Brace series.
The development of the WISKA cable protection system was rated as especially innovative by the German federal state of Schleswig Holstein and is therefore financially supported with means of the ERDF.