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About WASSERMANN Technologie

About WASSERMANN Technologie

50 Years of Automation

WASSERMANN Technologie develops and manufactures components, assemblies, and systems. Everything is precisely manufactured, much is the result of custom engineering, and automation almost always plays a leading role. Many manufacturers of machinery and equipment as well as manufacturing and industrial companies rely on the immense experience that WASSERMANN has gained over decades. 

WASSERMANN – The Facts
  • Founded: 1969
  • Type of company: owner-operated
  • Employees: 190
  • Vocational trainees: 16
  • Production space: 4500 m²
  • Assembly space: 3500 m² including flexible project areas
  • Certifications: DIN EN IS 9001; DIN EN ISO 14001; DIN EN 9100

A Real Family Business – From the Beginning to the Present Day

We don’t just call ourselves a family business because we’re owner-operated. We view our entire team of over 190 employees as part of the family. Taking action together, assuming responsibility together, and working together to achieve success is what we believe a family business is all about.

Here at WASSERMANN, everyone contributes to ensuring that our customers are satisfied and delighted with us. Satisfied customers play an important role in our continuous growth, as many new leads at WASSERMANN are generated on the basis of recommendations from our customers. 

Our way of working is also rooted in the traditions of a family business. We value honesty and open communication. We are always a fair partner to our team, customers, suppliers and cooperating institutions. We stand by what we say and deliver what we promise.

Simply reliable. Simply WASSERMANN.

 

Becker Engineering Joins the Family

At the end of 2020, WASSERMANN’s portfolio grew again – Becker Engineering, a programming and control specialist, became part of the WASSERMANN family. With Becker Engineering’s expertise, we can offer our customers even more service and fulfill specific customer requests for software, controllers, functional machine enhancements, operator interfaces, and much more. 

The Best Challengers: Our Customers

When we look at the list of industries our customers are active in, we can’t help but feel proud. After all, it isn’t every day that a medium-sized family business has the privilege of working for such a wide range of high-tech industries including machine tools, displays and optics, semiconductors, medicine, pharmaceuticals and hygiene, printing, packaging and food, aerospace, systems engineering, energy, and battery technology.

To us, this is proof of our versatility and the high standards of quality we deliver to our customers. Our customers reward this quality with new challenges and long-term relationships.

In all of our customers’ industries, the pressure to innovate remains consistently high. This is why we are delighted that these industries rely on the expertise of our employees, and have done so for decades in some cases.

Incidentally, since most of our customers are internationally active, WASSERMANN products reach markets worldwide. We export over 80 percent of our products. And are 100 percent committed to our home state of Hesse.

Strong Backing: Our Partners

We strive to offer our customers everything from a single source. Offering this service requires strong, reliable partners, however, who lend a hand, who find solutions, and who always look ahead.

WASSERMANN can draw on a strong network of value-adding partners. These partners support us with their skills and have become members of the WASSERMANN family over the years. This support carries us much further than we could go alone.

If you have the right partners, you are in the fortunate position of being able to redefine boundaries and achieve more. We value our partners, the open and honest communication with them, and their strong commitment to our goals. You are all awesome! 

50 Years of WASSERMANN

On Friday, September 6, 2019, we celebrated our anniversary with business partners. Learn more about the family, challenges that caused sleepless nights, and the transition to the next generation in the video below. Allow us to take you on a journey through 50 years of WASSERMANN. 

The History of WASSERMANN: Flexibility, Courage, Reliability

It all began in Eichenzell, Germany, in 1969. When the company was founded, its name was HPI, but one Wassermann was already involved: Helmut Wassermann, the father of today’s general manager. Word of the young company’s expertise spread, the number of orders it received grew, the company expanded – and modernized.

In 1976, the company moved to its first own factory building in the Rhön Industrial Park in Eichenzell, and introduced CNC technology into production shortly thereafter. In doing so, HPI demonstrated it had the courage to innovate. Anyone who got involved in this new form of manufacturing in the 1970s could rightfully call themselves a pioneer. The courage paid off – with the CNC-supported machines, the company continued on its successful path and continuously expanded its infrastructure in Eichenzell. In 1980, the medium-sized company entered a new field of application – vacuum technology – and started manufacturing systems for this technology. Five years later, HPI launched cam production and quickly proved its outstanding expertise in this demanding field as well. 

Shortly before the turn of the millennium, the company took another big step, entering the field of tool automation in 1999 with its first tool changer developed and manufactured in-house. This was a new field of business in which the automation specialist from Eichenzell quickly made a name for itself among OEMs and machine tool manufacturers. 

In 2004, the Wassermann family became the sole shareholder, and the company has been operating under the name WASSERMANN Technologie GmbH since 2013. In 2012, construction began on Factory 2 and the company’s capacity took a big leap forward. But space soon became scarce again, so WASSERMANN bought a neighboring property with four production halls only a few years later in 2019. 50 years have now passed since the company was founded and the small business has grown into a medium-sized enterprise.  

Automation – Developed in Our Own Production Facility

Around 30 years passed before WASSERMANN had the idea to develop and manufacture tool changers. Chance had to lend a big hand. 

In the 1990s, Helmut Wassermann purchased a new milling machine. The fine piece of equipment was from a renowned manufacturer and, as far as milling was concerned, fully met the boss’s expectations. The problem was that the machine’s tool changer was not quite up to snuff in terms of performance.

This was not the first machine Wassermann Sr. had purchased from this manufacturer. He had been a customer for quite some time, the business relationship was solid, and Helmut Wassermann was never afraid to speak his mind. So he directly addressed the deficits of the installed tool changer to his contact at the manufacturer, who happened to also be the head of development. The development manager couldn’t quite agree with Wassermann’s objections and replied, “you make cams, if you can do it better, why don’t you show us your solution?” 

Helmut Wassermann didn't have to be asked twice. His company developed a cam-controlled tool changer that was so impressive that today WASSERMANN technology handles tool changes in machines from many well-known manufacturers. 

This tool changer laid the foundation for our entire automation division.
Welcome to WASSERMANN. We think automatically. 

This Is Just the Beginning

More information, a modern look, and clearly structured sections organized by topic – WASSERMANN is redesigning its website step by step. 

Our primary objective is to help our customers find the right automation solutions more quickly. 

This is the prelude to a completely new website. But before it launches, we want to provide detailed insights into our tool and workpiece automation segment today. More exciting pages will follow.

If you are looking for complete systems or complex assemblies for your process automation, simply pay a visit to wassermann-technologie.de. You’ll find even more solutions from us there. 

Stay tuned.