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.
Looking back on the SMM
We are looking back on four successful exhibition days at the SMM in Hamburg. The Hamburg Band COSMO Pauli has tuned up our fair party and an autograph session with Alen Halilovic was a highlight for the football fans on the fair. Besides these events many visitors showed interest in our new LED-products launched at the SMM. Click here for a review of our SMM time.
HSV Autographs at WISKA SMM Stand
Besides the numerous new WISKA products presented at this year´s SMM, as a special highlight also a celebrity “to touch” visited our stand: Alen Halilović, the latest newcomer of the HSV Bundesliga soccer team, joined our stand, ambitiously signed autographs and took pictures together with his fans.
The 20 year old Croatian national player has joined the Hamburger SV (HSV) only for the just started new season and already in his first game score the winning goal.
WISKA illuminates Hamburg Television Tower
The Hamburg Television Tower, officially called Heinrich-Hertz-Tower, its restaurant and viewing platform have been closed since 2001. But now, centrally located at the fair grounds and on the occasion of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, it came to shine in a new look at least outside – illuminated by WISKA searchlights.
Right in front of the central entrance to the fairgrounds, we placed a 10 ft container carrying four of our halogen metal vapour searchlights, which enlightened the tower and the entrance from there.
England rocks the WISKA Wembley Revival Cup
The surprise was perfect when the English and German football players of WISKA arrived at the premises of the Hamburger SV (HSV). Not on just any football field but on the training grounds of the Bundesliga club HSV was where the football match “WISKA Germany vs. WISKA UK" was going to take place.
This year is the 50. anniversary of the famous Wembley game with the infamous goal. Reason enough for a commemorating revival match called WISKA Wembley Revival Cup.
After changing into respective jerseys the next big surprise for the players was just around the corner: Uwe Seeler, captain of the German team in 1966, was waiting for the players and telling stories of former times. He also joined the game as a viewer and enjoyed the great atmosphere of the game that was concluded by an English victory of 8:4 goals.
WISKA Wembley Revival Cup at 50th anniversary of the legendary football match
WISKA Wembley Revival CUP commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the famous English victory: An enthusiastic team of WISKA UK employees and agents plays an ambitious WISKA Germany team in Hamburg on 28th June 2016.
The Germans of course eager to make up for the famous loss of 1966 while all English players will fight to defend their victory. What an exciting event!
4 new product highlights at Light + Building
WISKA is going to present four new products at Light + Building in Frankfurt:
The WHK plug-in junction box for internal applications, ShotGLAND - our new compression cable gland, high-performance pressure equalization units as well as CONMAXX, a new and unique cable entry system. Stay tuned for further details about our new highlights!
Wind and dust proof - New dust test chamber in the laboratory of WISKA
Dust or finest particles may result in damage or failures in housings of electronic equipment. For this reason, products that are exposed to such particles have to pass a special examination.
With WISKA´s new dust test chamber products can be tested in the on-site test laboratory at WISKA. In general, the test specimens are tested here until eight hours by swirling talcum powder (= very fine dust) in the dust chamber at regular intervals. Depending on the dust protection class the test conditions may vary.
This new on-site testing procedure further completes the elaborate laboratory with which WISKA ensures the quality of its products
WISKA supports the children’s village „Dewi Saraswati“ for Christmas
For many years, WISKA has been supporting the children´s village “Dewi Saraswati” in the south of India. In addition to education, safety and health, a sufficient and balanced nutrition is essential for the children´s development. This is why for Christmas we have decided to invest in improving their nutrition. All details about the project can be found here.
WISKA wishes everyone around the world quiet and peaceful Christmas days and health and happiness for 2016.
WISKA Ibérica supports tradititional „Patin a vela“-Championship
WISKA Ibérica sponsored the 72. Championship “España de Patín a Vela 2015” in Barcelona. The sailing event took place last October and is characterized by the special one-man-catamaran called “Patin a vela” – a sailing boot that is steered only by the body weight of the sailor.
The event was attended by a total number of 68 participants from different clubs coming from different places, such as Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Catalonia, Belgium, France and Germany. The winner was the Spanish sportsman Albert Batlletià.
The successful sailing event was a good opportunity for WISKA to present itself as the right sponsor with many years of experience as a supplier for shipbuilding and offshore.
Organizer of this sports event was the sailing club of Sant Pol de Mar, the Spanish Sailing association in cooperation with the city of Sant Pol de Mar, the Catalonian Sailing Association and the sponsors WISKA Systems Ibérica SL und Josper Gesiuris.
The COMBI-Family and its youngest member
The COMBI-family from small to large boxes convinces with its unmistakable design, the typically domed lid for 10 % more installation space and its ribbed corners.
In our new COMBI video you can learn in detail about all COMBI advantages. In the 3-D-animation you get to know more about e. g. the innovative IP 68 SET and diverse installation options of our COMBI-series.
The new COMBI 407 ensures fast and easy handling by its six M 20 threaded membrane entries and a middle M20 entry with additional M 25 knockout.
WISKA joined the Electrical Distributors Association (EDA)
It is with great pleasure that WISKA UK have joined the Electrical Distributors Association (EDA).
A key aim of the Association is to promote career and educational opportunities, with tools for the development of staff.
Joining the EDA enables WISKA UK to build a close alliance with an established federation and make use of the Training and Apprenticeship Schemes in the future.
New product video for WISKA SPRINT Tails kits
The new WISKA SPRINT Tails Kits provide a solution for the wiring of the new Amendment 3 compliant consumer units.
Utilising their unique inserts, used in either plastic and brass glands (including a fire retardant option) they allow metre tails to be installed through one insert, or flat cable, from 1.0mm to 16mm.
For more information and visualisation take a look at our video.
WISKA UK Ltd Celebrating 15 years of Growth with a move to new premises
WISKA UK Ltd is celebrating their 15th year of trading in the UK and is celebrating with a move to a new Sales & Distribution Centre.
Over the past 15 years they have developed their business in the UK to become a market leader in several market segments. Projects include the supply of cable glands for the Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales Aircraft carriers, as well as the Astute submarines.
A Grant from the Cornwall Marine Network has assisted them to do this and employ additional staff over the next 3 years.
This project (WISKA’s premises expansion) has been part funded by the Regional Growth Fund through the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund.
WISKA UK Ltd - Sales Conference
WISKA UK Ltd held their Annual Sales Conference at Budock Vean near Falmouth in Cornwall on the 7th May 2015.
It was a special occasion as they were celebrating their 15th Anniversary in the United Kingdom.
A presentation was given to the Sales Team members who joined the Company in 2000 and have been with them since. This was for: Adamson Agencies, Hebden Agencies and Tony Cox Agencies. It was a double event for Tony Cox, who retired earlier this year.
At the Sales Conference the new COMBI 407 was launched to complement the existing range, offering many new features to their customers.
New Member for our COMBI Family
The COMBI 407 is the newest family member of our famous COMBI series. With the characteristic domed cap and the ribbed corners the COMBI 407 adapts seamlessly to the successful junction box series – and not only design wise. Technically the 407 offers all the innovative features of the COMBI family that make for a quicker and easier installation – for example the threaded membrane entries and the two membrane cable entries on the rear.
With its external dimensions of 95 x 95 x 60 mm the COMBI 407 presents an additional box size between the COMBI 308 and 607.
For more information on the product, click here. Shortly there will also be a sample box available including all accessories.
WISKA at Hannover Messe 2015
The Hannover Messe is the biggest industry fair world wide. More than 220.000 trade visitors, more than 70.000 international ones, have taken the opportunity to get an insight on the newest products and innovations.
Of course, WISKA with its innovative products also took part in the fair and was a striking one of the 4,500 exhibitors. The exhibited cable glands ranged from EMC and pressure equalization to explosion protection and junction boxes.
WISKA supplies world’s largest vessel
With 250 network cameras, searchlights and flood lights WISKA provides full surveillance on the whole deck of the Pioneering Spirit. The ship has a length of about 380 metres and a width of 120 metres and is thus the world’s largest vessel.
Its job is to install or decommission pipelines and oil rigs. The full IP camera system which was installed by WISKA in co-operation with system integrator L-3 SAM Electronics, is controlled in TCP/IP network only and offers central control.
15 years WISKA UK
On 17 January 2000 WISKA UK was founded as our first foreign subsidiary. Today the company and it's 23 employees have become one of the leading suppliers of electrical installation material, cable glands and junction boxes in the UK.
In the past year they have grown by over 30 percent, contributing to making their anniversary even more special. We are proud of our colleagues and we are looking forward to more exciting years to come!