History

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.

2017

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

2016

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

2014/2015

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

2013

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

2012 

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

Gustav Wiegard NORTH AMERICA LP is sold to SMS Millcraft

2010

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

2009

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

2007

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

2005 

A flexible working time organization is introduced

2000 

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

1998 

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


1995 

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

1992

Moving to the new office building Hellweg 33, Witten

1989

Implementation of a central programming department DNC/CAM-CAM

1979-1981

Starting of the NC technology and completion of the toothing department

1976 

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


 

1974 

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.

1956 

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

1946 

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


1926 

The company Wilhelm Wiegard relocates its headquarters to Witten

1902 

The company Wilhelm Wiegard is founded in Wanne-Eickel