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 and tube components made of steel.

The Wuppermann Group employs more than 800 people at five production sites and achieved a turnover of around 538 million euros in 2020. 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 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 achieve the position of the largest manufacturer of hot-dip galvanized hot-rolled strip in Europe - as the problem solver for the highest corrosion protection requirements on a strip steel basis with the lowest CO2 emissions. In addition, the niche position as a steel tube producer 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.


Downloads

Annual Report 2021Finden Sie hier den aktuellen Geschäftsbericht der Wuppermann-Gruppe. Vorherige Berichte finden Sie unter 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, three belong to the Wuppermann family. At the 2010 annual general meeting, the long-standing chairman of the executive board and supervisory board, Dr.-Ing. G. Theodor Wuppermann, was elected honorary chairman of the supervisory board in recognition of his great services.

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

  • Bernd Wehling Industrial clerk, Altmünster, Austria

  • Dipl. Kfm. Jan Philipp Wuppermann Managing Partner of BÜFA Beteiligungen GmbH, Berlin

  • Dipl.-Volksw. Peter Bosbach Independent consultant, Herdorf

  • Dr.-Ing. Gustav Theodor Wuppermann (Honorary Chairman), Leverkusen (deceased 20.01.2022)

  • Dr. Silke Landwehrmann (Deputy Chairperson) Managing Director of Aufam Asset Management GmbH, Düsseldorf

  • Dr. C. L. Theodor Wuppermann (Chairman), Businessman, St. Augustin

  • drs. Max Wuppermann M.A.-Businessman, Odenthal

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Obituary

Dr.-Ing Gustav Theodor Wuppermann left a lasting mark on the development of the Wuppermann Group: for more than 60 years, the preservation and success of the Wuppermann Group was the focus of his actions. We will always remember his personal commitment, helpfulness and dedication to both the employees and the owning family of the Wuppermann Group, which went far beyond the matter at hand.

A press release on the death of Dr.-Ing Gustav Theodor Wuppermann can be found here.

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:

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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.

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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.

Family shareholders council

A family shareholders council was established in 2010. Its purpose is to facilitate communication between shareholders, on the one hand, and the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management, on the other. The family shareholders council is chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carl-Dieter Wuppermann.

The family shareholders council is involved in the formulation of policy and guidelines, and also helps within the family to form opinion and create a constructive culture of consultation based on trust. In addition, the family shareholders council helps family members acquire the expertise required by a family-owned company.

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