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About us - our history A tradition of innovation

Made in Germany – 110 years of Gustav Wiegard history 

Gustav Wiegard MASCHINENFABRIK was founded in 1902 and has been owner-operated ever since - today by the fourth generation.


Through specific investments in industry 4.0 technologies, we sustainably improve our performance. We are therefore pleased to announce today that GW is investing in a state-of-the-art, horizontal CNC boring and milling machine. The implementation of this state-of-the-art machine will take place from July 2022 via our digital production planning and control system. Through our competitive delivery times, we achieve short- and long-term profitability increases for our customers through improved planning


115 Years in Business! Gustav Wiegard Maschinenfabrik celebrates ist 115th anniversary


Sustainable improvement of the GW |One-Stop-Shop Performance

Through specific investments into Industry 4.0 technologies we sold 2 completer coiler mandrel units for a hot strip mill incl. its gear boxes and hydraulic system. Engineering, manufacturing, spare part planning and customer training. All executed by GW. GW | One-Stop-Shop Performance


Adaptation to the change in the manufacturing world in the global ago of industry 4.0:

Implementation of our Asprova APS - Advanced Planning and Scheduling-System. We are now planning our delivery times and bottle necks with a digital Production Scheduling System


Formation of Gustav Wiegard Repair Services. GWRS is a time-price-performance-optimized repair services provider of critical plant components for the continental steel producing and non–ferrous industries under the roof of GWMF


110 Years in business! Gustav Wiegard Maschinenfabrik celebrates its 110th company foundation anniversary 

Gustav Wiegard NORTH AMERICA LP is sold to SMS Millcraft


Introduction of the ERP-system Microsoft Navision Dynamics and implementation of the GWSC Gustav Service Center structure in the field production planning and preparation


Foundation of Gustav Wiegard NORTH AMERICA LP, Hogansville GA, US


The GW-HPS® one layer coating technology High Performance Submerged-Arc-Welding is patented

Foundation of Gustav Wiegard EAST ROLL S.A.E, Cairo, Egpyt. A joint-venture production facility with Mr. Youssef Zahran

Gustav Wiegard is nominated entrepreneur of the year in Witten: Introduction of his program for the preservation and transfer of know-how from retiring employees to younger employees


A flexible working time organization is introduced


Hall 10 with a custom GW-strip welding machine is built


Gustav Wiegard II retires. The fourth generation takes over the management:
Gustav Wiegard III and Alexander Wiegard further supported by Manfred Göllner


Certifications: GTS-Certificate (association for thermal coating) and DIN EN ISO 9001  


Moving to the new office building Hellweg 33, Witten


Implementation of a central programming department DNC/CAM-CAM


Starting of the NC technology and completion of the toothing department


Gustav Wiegard II takes over the management. The Gustav Wiegard roll-checker is patented



Thermal coating and built-up welding are integrated in the manufacturing process

1966 bis 1989

Continuous growth and construction of numerous production halls. Increase of staff up to 200.


Gustav Wiegard I sells the company Wilhelm Wiegard. Gustav Wiegard Maschinenfabrik is founded in Witten-Heven


After the death of company founder Wilhelm Wiegard the second
generation takes over the management: The siblings Wilhelm, Hedwig 
and Gustav Wiegard I


The company Wilhelm Wiegard relocates its headquarters to Witten


The company Wilhelm Wiegard is founded in Wanne-Eickel