Steel. For 150 years.

For 150 years, the name Wuppermann has stood for quality in the highly qualified processing and refinement of steel. Since its foundation in 1872, the medium-sized family business has continuously developed into an innovation leader in corrosion protection. The product portfolio includes flat products, tubes, profiles and tube components made of steel.

The Wuppermann Group employs around 800 people at five production sites and generated sales of 664 million euros in 2023.

All relevant data are available in our latest annual report.

Mission statement

As a medium-sized family business with tradition, quality is our top priority. This applies in particular to the cooperation with our customers and suppliers as well as to our products.
We strive for long-term growth and financial stability. Our goal is to secure our position as a leading manufacturer of hot-dip galvanized hot-rolled strip in Europe – as the problem solver for the highest corrosion protection requirements based on steel strip without CO2 emissions. In addition, the niche position as a producer of steel tubes and profiles is to be strengthened.

Corporate Values

Strengthening trust through daily action. The basic prerequisite for the long-term success of our company are relationships based on trust and respect. That is why we are committed to transparency, fairness, responsibility and appreciation towards our employees as well as our customers and business partners.

Increase customer satisfaction with excellent service. We pursue the goal of setting standards in customer satisfaction with excellent customer service, product quality, reliability and flexibility.

Taking responsibility by tradition. In 150 years of entrepreneurship, responsible action towards the environment as well as towards our employees, shareholders, customers and business partners has become anchored in our corporate culture.

Best Managed Companies Award 2023

Steel processor Wuppermann has received the Best Managed Companies Award for the second time in a row. The Best Managed Companies programme is a competition and seal of approval for successful medium-sized companies. The winners were determined on the basis of the application documents and interviews lasting several hours, in which the representatives of the companies were questioned on the four core areas of "Strategy", "Productivity and Innovation", "Culture and Commitment" and "Finance and Governance".


Annual Report 2023Find here the current annual report of the Wuppermann Group. Previous reports can be found under Downloads.
Charter of Diversity (German only)With the Diversity Charter, Wuppermann is making a voluntary commitment to managing diversity.
Code of Conduct Wuppermann GroupThe Wuppermann Group is committed to environmentally and socially responsible corporate governance.

Careful and regular monitoring and consultation

The supervisory board of Wuppermann AG has the task of carefully and regularly monitoring the executive board and providing it with advice. In accordance with the articles of association, the board consists of six members. Of the current six members, two belong to the Wuppermann family.


The members of the Supervisory Board are (from left to right):

  • Drs Max Wuppermann, M.A. Businessman, Odenthal
  • Dr Bernhard Gräwe, Consultant for the BILSTEIN GROUP, Hagen
  • Dr Silke Landwehrmann (Deputy Chairperson), Aufam Foundation, Chairperson of the Executive Board, Düsseldorf
  • Dr C.L. Theodor Wuppermann (Chairman), Businessman, St. Augustin
  • Nicola Lemken, Partner / Member of the Management Board of Lemken GmbH & Co. KG Alpen, Alpen
  • Bernd Wehling, Industrial clerk, Altmünster, Austria

Strategic Orientation and operational Management

As the executive body of the holding company, the Board of Management of Wuppermann AG is responsible for strategic orientation and operational management at the Wuppermann Group. Members of the Board of Management of Wuppermann AG are:


Johannes Nonn

Johannes Nonn has been a member of the Board of Management of Wuppermann AG since 1st October 2018. He assumes the following responsibilities:

  • Production
  • Research & Development
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources and Social Services
  • Public Relations
  • Business Development

With a diploma in Industrial Engineering, Johannes Nonn has many years of experience in the steel industry – including ten years at Klöckner & Co SE, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, and eleven years with the Salzgitter Group. Most recently, he was responsible for the entire steel business of Salzgitter AG. In addition, he served as a board member and CEO of Schütz GmbH & Co KGaA in Selters, Germany, and Schmolz & Bickenbach SE in Switzerland. Johannes Nonn is married and has one child. He likes to spend his leisure time traveling, with his family, in nature or in winter sports.


Dr. Arndt Laßmann

Dr Arndt Laßmann has been a member of the Executive Board of Wuppermann AG since August 2015. His areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Controlling/Finance and Accounting
  • IT
  • Legal

Dr Arndt Laßmann, who holds a doctorate in business administration, worked for many years in a management position in the automotive supplier industry and most recently as managing director at Carl Daniel Peddinghaus GmbH in Ennepetal. Dr Arndt Laßmann is married and the father of two children. He enjoys spending his free time in nature and doing sports.

We are at home in many European countries

The Wuppermann Group has its headquarters with Wuppermann AG in Leverkusen, Germany, and currently has five production sites. Wuppermann produces flat products in the Netherlands, Austria and Hungary. Tubes & profiles are manufactured in Austria and Poland.

100 percent family-owned

Wuppermann AG, the holding company of the Wuppermann Group, is 100 percent family-owned. Of the current seven Supervisory Board members, four are members of the Wuppermann family. A family charter regulates the relationship between the family and the company as well as the principle of succession, within the family, to management positions.

On the occasion of Wuppermann's 150th anniversary, a commemorative publication was produced that depicts the last 50 years of the corporate group. The commemorative publication was produced by the shareholders and is currently only available in German.

Family shareholders council

In 2010, a Family Shareholders' Council was established to act as a communicative link between the shareholders on the one hand and the Supervisory Board and the Management Board on the other. The Family Shareholders' Council participates in directional decisions and guidelines and helps to promote the opinion-forming process within the family and to ensure a constructive and trusting culture of consultation. In addition, the Family Shareholders' Council serves to acquire competence with regard to the requirements of the family business. The Family Shareholders' Council also has the right to propose candidates for the Supervisory Board.

The Family Shareholders' Council (FAR) consists of up to seven members elected by the shareholders (elected FAR members) and the family members on the Supervisory Board (born FAR members). The members serve in an honorary capacity. The last new election took place in summer 2022. All 7 seats in the FAR were allocated for this term of office. The chairperson of the FAR for this term of office is Martin Wuppermann, the deputy chairperson is Petra Wuppermann.

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