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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

2007
January 1

2007 | Hardening presses / fixture hardening​

Strategic entry into hardening presses / fixture hardening
2004
January 1

2004 | ​Innovation Award

2004 | ​Innovation Award
Innovation Award: Press with “zero tolerance” during mechanical processing
January 1

2004 | Innovation Award

Another award as a successful and innovative company
2001
January 1

2001 | Micro-structural technology

Takeover of USP Pressen GmbH: expansion of micro-structural technology business
January 1

2001 | ​Innovation Award

2001 | ​Innovation Award
Innovation Award: Press for medical rubber parts
January 1

2001 | Innovative Company Award

Renewed winner of the Outstandingly Successful and Innovative Company Award from the Investitions- und Strukturbank (ISB) Rheinland-Pfalz.
2000
January 1

2000 | Extension

Building extension: 6,500 ft² assembly area
1999
January 1

1999 | ​Innovation Award

Innovation Award: For development used in the construction of ABS sensors
January 1

1999 | Innovative Company Award

1999 | Innovative Company Award
Winner of the Outstandingly Successful and Innovative Company Award from the Investitions- und Strukturbank (ISB) Rheinland-Pfalz.
1998
January 1

1998 | Company entry

1998 | Company entry
Stefan Herzinger joins the company as managing director/partner
1995
January 1

1995 | Rotating machine

Development of the first rotating machine for much shorter cycle times
January 1

1995 | Formed component built with recycled-plastic​s

Construction of the first injection molding machine for molded parts made of recycled plastics
1992
January 1

1992 | Pharmaceutical applications​

First press for pharmaceutical clean room applications
1982
January 1

1982 | Progress

First automatic transfer machine with mold handling and programmable control
1976
January 1

1976 | Company takeover

1976 | Company takeover
Company taken over by Hans J. Wickert
1955
January 1

1955 | Expansion

1955 | Expansion
Expansion of the production capacities
1948
January 1

1948 | Rubber vulcanizing press​

First rubber vulcanizing press
1942
January 1

1942 | Company takeover

1942 | Company takeover
Company taken over by J. Wickert Jr.
1941
January 1

1941 | Elastomer industry​

1941 | Elastomer industry​
First press for elastomer industry
1939
January 1

1939 | Drainage press

Development of first large drainage press for cotton processing

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