News

Mar 20, 2018

Hackathon at the Robert Bosch School in Ulm

On Saturday a Hackathon took place at the Robert Bosch School in Ulm for the members of our Digital Change Team.

Together with 6 students of the 12th grade of the Technical High School - Information Technology of the Robert Bosch School in Ulm, a colleague from our IT department planned and implemented the event. Our employees were able to work on a project of their choice - regardless of whether you had experience with hardware and software or are a programming professional.

For every exciting project, like Internet of Things - measuring station, robotics - obstacle detection, cloud computing - bitcointicker, a script and additionally a great support for programming by the students. The hardware was then allowed to be taken home.

Press release
Feb 28, 2018

Wieland Ventures joins the innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN to empower the success of technology startups

Wieland Ventures is a new partner of the innovation platform Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart. This partnership is an important step towards further expansion of the Wieland Group’s innovation strength and global technology portfolio.

The STARTUP AUTOBAHN delivers on its promise to connect startups with its corporate partners to drive growth and focus on solutions that can be applied in industrial environments and scaled up accordingly. Technology startups from around the world develop solutions for the mobility of the future with the support of Startup Autobahn and the platform’s corporate partners such as Daimler, Porsche, ZF Friedrichshafen, BASF and other reputable companies. In addition, the platform is part of the global Plug and Play innovation network.

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Feb 26, 2018

Metal premiums 2018

Through long-term contracts with metal producers and traders operating on a global scale, the Wieland Group ensures a reliable metal supply to its customers.

The current development of the metal markets requires an adjustment of the metal premiums.

For deliveries made from 1 January 2018, the metal premiums will change as follows:

Copper: + 6 US dollars per ton

Zinc: + 10 US dollars per ton

Tin: + 25 US dollars per ton

Nickel: + 170 US dollars per ton

Lead: + 30 US dollars per ton

Aluminium: + 30 US dollars per ton

Press release
Feb 12, 2018

The acquisition of the flat rolled products division of Aurubis positions the Wieland Group as a global partner for its
customers

  • Partners signed binding term sheet
  • Acquisition will require approval of anti-trust authorities
  • Global business growth driven by digitalization, connectivity and mobility trends

Wieland and Aurubis signed a binding term sheet with the objective to integrate the global business unit Flat Rolled Products from Aurubis into to the Wieland Group. Following the completion of the sale and purchase agreement in the next few weeks, the proposed transaction will require clearance from several antitrust authorities.

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Feb 8, 2018

Newly built in Vöhringen - WICOATEC GmbH

From 2016 onwards, in our plant in Vöhringen was busy building. The premises for the production and administration of WICOATEC GmbH were built on an area of more than 3,000 square metres. This is a subsidiary of Wieland, where everything revolves around the coating of surfaces - with a particularly environmentally friendly process.

Since 2017 there has been life in the rooms. The employees have moved into the building and the hall is being prepared for production. Production in Vöhringen will start in 2018.

We wish the 17 employees of WICOATEC GmbH every success in their exciting tasks!

Many thanks to the residents and neighbours for their patience with WICOATEC/Wieland during the construction phase!

We will soon be reporting more about the coatings, what they can do and where they are used.

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