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History of the WIKUS saw factory

1958

Wilhelm H. Kullmann founds the company WIKU. It manufactures metal saw blades from tool steel in a former horse stable in Spangenberg jokingly referred to as the "Bethlehem stable". Workforce: Wilhelm Kullmann and his brother.

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1960

Construction of the first company premises.

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1970

Establishment of WIKUS IBERICA / Spain, development of new markets in South America.

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1983

25th company anniversary. Workforce: 132 people

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1988

  • WIKUS becomes a family-owned private limited partnership; sons Rolf and Dr Jörg H. Kullmann take over the management of the company.
  • WIKUS continues to expand and adds new buildings

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1994

WIKUS wins an award and is the first European saw blade manufacturer to be certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001 quality assurance standard.

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1995

  • 40th company anniversary; opening of the new office wing, also home to the in-house shipping department.
  • Workforce: 342 people

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1999

  • A new generation of saw blades:
    WIKUS sets a new benchmark with carbide saw blades. The most comprehensive production lines in the saw blade market were installed in a factory building named FUTURA after the company's first carbide saw blade.
  • Establishment of the subsidiary WIKUS SAW / USA

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2003

WIKUS is now Europe's biggest saw blade manufacturer with more than 400 employees.
The company develops and manufactures saw blades with cutting edges made from tool steel, bimetals, carbides and diamonds

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2005

Extension of the FUTURA building; 4,500 m² of production floor added

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2006

Rolf Kullmann, the company CEO responsible for the management side of the business, passes away at the age of 49.

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2007

  • Partner Dr Jörg H. Kullmann becomes the managing director of the WIKUS saw factory
  • Second place in the "Hessen Champions" competition in the "Job-Motor" category

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2008

Construction of a new hall, Hall 9, which offers 7,000 m² of production floor

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2010

  • Establishment of WIKUS Nordic / Sweden
  • Establishment of WIKUS Saw Technology / Shanghai

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2012

  • Establishment of WIKUS France
  • Establishment of WIKUS Austria

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2014

Establishment of WIKUS India

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2016

Construction of a new hall, Hall 2, which offers 5,000 m² of production floor in total

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2017

Launch of the new in-line assembly system with a sequence of processes that is unique on the saw blade market.

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2018

  • Launch of further in-line assembly lines
  • Move into the new company headquarters "WI.com"

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