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HISTORY

A WORKSHOP WAS AT THE BEGINNING

For more than 3 generations in the family – For 120 years in Landau, Germany – and a reliable partner for the future.

Jakob Wickert, a trained master locksmith, founded the J. WICKERT machine factory in Landau on May 4th, 1901. Together with 8 journeymen and 5 apprentices he started to build presses. What could be more logical than to develop and produce presses for wine and fruit growing in what is still the largest wine-growing community in Germany today?

The WICKERT presses have always met the highest standards, for example: the hydraulic top-pressure wine press presented in June 1938. The spindle presses available in various sizes were also equipped with modern hydraulic press units. Early on Jakob Wickert began thinking about transferring his experience in press construction to other fields of application. In 1939, dewatering presses for cotton were developed. The product range was expanded in 1948 to the extent that is still valid today.

Timeline

2020
July 30

2020 | WICKERT USA website relaunch

2020 | WICKERT USA website relaunch
2020 | WICKERT USA website relaunch
2019
October 1

2019 | Global 2019

2019 | Global 2019
In October 2019 WICKERT received and was one of 3 successful companies, the Global 2019 Foreign Trade Prize of the TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe.
October 1

2019 | Website relaunch

2019 | Website relaunch
At the same time with the start of the K-Messe in October 2019 in Düsseldorf the redesigned website went online.
February 1

2019 | Construction starts

2019 | Construction starts
Start of two new assembly halls in February
January 1

2019 | Groundbreaking

2019 | Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking ceremony in February
2018
January 1

2018 | From press engineering to plant engineering

Press construction in a large scale becomes standard
2017
January 1

2017 | WICKERT press construction becomes even more environmental friendly

Not only do the presses run environmentally friendly and energy efficient; the construction also meets high standards. One of our assembly halls, with a total area of 4,306 ft² was optimized to be more energy efficient. The European Regional Development Fund supported us on that behalf.
2016
January 1

2016 | WICKERT Maschinenbau GmbH receives a success award

We received the Success technology award for the development of a forming and hardening press with a metal sealing hardening chamber.
2015
January 1

2015 | Extension

Building extension: 1,615 ft² office area
January 1

2015 | Investment into capacity expansion for the mechanical processes

In the year 2015, successful investments in the area of mechanical processing were made. A total of € 1.5 million was invested into a center for deep drilling and milling, including a round table for the machining of the hotplates developed by WICKERT. With the new machine, our leading role in the area of hot plate technology has been strengthened. Furthermore, a travel stand milling machine with a clamping surface of 23 feet x 6.6 feet was successfully put into operation. The fully automated, NC-controlled system weighs almost 50 tons and continues to ensure precise work on large pieces, for..Read More
2014
January 1

2014 | Extension

Extension: Logistics area
2013
March 1

2013 | ​Innovation Award

2013 | ​Innovation Award
Innovation Award: “Thermodiffusionsbondens polymerer Substrate”
January 1

2013 | Innovation

Innovation: Hybrid heating system up to 800°F Variotherm
2012
January 1

2012 | Innovation

Innovation: RTM process for the production of composite laminated springs
2011
January 1

2011 | Extension

Building extension: 18 new workstations for mechanical design and programming
2008
February 1

2008 | Innovation

Innovation: Press for fully-automatic production of CFC boards
January 1

2008 | Extension

Building extension: 21,500 ft² assembly and storage area
2007
April 1

2007 | Company Entry

2007 | Company Entry
Scott Early, President and CEO of DESMA USA develops WICKERT USA partnership as North American representation
March 1

2007 | Innovation Award

Innovation Award: Press for production of bipolar boards
February 1

2007 | Innovation Award

Renewed winner of the Outstandingly Successful and Innovative Company Award from the Investitions- und Strukturbank (ISB) Rheinland-Pfalz

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