20 years WIKO – High performance adhesives and sealants

20 years of WIKO

We are celebrating the anniversary of the WIKO brand and the restructuring of the management

In 1997 the company WIKO Klebetechnik e.K. was founded as a one-man-operation by Wilhelm Kopp. In 2000 his daughter Christine Kopp founded GLUETEC Industrieklebstoffe, focusing on the growth market of the MMA adhesives and introducing extensively this adhesive class into the market, under the brands Weldyx and WIKO Multipower. Thanks to the close cooperation of the two companies WIKO and GLUETEC, the next logical step was to rebrand: the integration of WIKO into the brand portfolio from GLUETEC and the shared company management from father and daughter took place in 2012.

With branch offices in Germany, Poland and Slovenia as well as longtime sales partners in many European countries, GLUETEC is growing continuously. Last year the extensive investment measures in the Polish production were completed. In Czestochowa the new headquarter of WIKO Poland, with a total surface area of 3.000 qm and fully automated filling machines, was opened. In the meantime the workforce of the companies expanded to over 50 employees.

Just in time for the 20-year anniversary of WIKO a new era is beginning for GLUETEC 2017. Dr. Marco Holst joins the management of the GLUETEC group. The aim is to sustainably promote the company's expansion with tailor-made customer solutions in the enlarged management team. With a doctorate in chemistry, he started his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in research and advanced engineering of reaction resins systems. His 15 years of experience in management positions in sales and technics of adhesive, sealing and packaging solutions complements perfectly the core competencies of GLUETEC.

The three competences adhesive, innovation and service are now strategically interlinked at GLUETEC - in doing so the company positions itself as THE supplier for integrated adhesive solutions. Exactly these individual adhesive solutions are developed internally in cross-party teamwork and externally in close co-operation with customers and specialized partners. This unique combination of the competences differentiates GLUETEC strongly from the relevant competitors:

PRODUCT. Mature brand portfolio and decades of product expertise in all application areas of industrial adhesives.
INNOVATION. Proven innovative power and intelligent solutions for current and future challenges of the customers.
SERVICE. Own service area at GLUETEC, which assists the customers in private label solutions with design and packaging expertise.

The connection of these three sources of power in a lightweight, flexible structure with international orientation is expected to lead to significant growth in the coming years — by means of a higher penetration of current business areas as well as the development of new areas of application.

20 years of WIKO
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