The name Wuppermann stands for experience and expertise in steel, for innovative product development, rational production and first-class processing. Since its founding in 1872, the owner-managed family company has pursued a strategy of long-term growth and consistent value creation in the interests of customers, employees and shareholders.



Heat-to-coat process from Wuppermann saves up to 54 % CO2.

Wuppermann Austria GmbH commissions new roll forming line in Judenburg.

The Wuppermann Group has commissioned the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) to investigate the environmental impact of the Wuppermann Group's "Heat to coat" strip galvanizing process and compare it with the conventional cold-rolled galvanizing process. The result makes it clear that whereever applications for galvanized hot strip and galvanized cold strip overlap, the Wuppermann process has an advantage in terms of CO2 balance.

The tube production facilities that have now been examined for the first time also impress with low CO2 emissions in the production process.

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Wuppermann celebrates its 150th anniversary.


Fraunhofer study confirms 31% CO2 savings from Wuppermann's galvanizing process.

Wuppermann commissioned the Fraunhofer Institute to investigate the environmental impact of the Wuppermann Group's heat-to-coat strip galvanizing process and compare it against the conventional cold strip galvanizing process. Where the areas of application for galvanized hot strip and galvanized cold strip overlap, i.e. where the use of both cold-rolled and hot-rolled steel is technically possible for one application, an advantage of the Wuppermann process was shown on the basis of the CO2 balance. The galvanizing processes including post-treatment cause 31% less CO2 at the Moerdijk site (NL) and 43% less at the Judenburg site (AT).

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Since 2019, Wuppermann's executive board has been composed exclusively of members from outside the family for the first time.

With the retirement of Dr. C. L. Theodor Wuppermann at the beginning of 2019, the management of the family-owned company will be composed exclusively of non-family members for the first time in its 146-year history. Dr. C. L. Theodor Wuppermann was most recently Spokesman of the Board of Management and led the family business for 17 years in the fifth generation.

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As part of a strategic reorganization, Wuppermann is selling five of its plants focusing on sheet metal processing. With the sale, the company will focus in the future on its core competence, the processing of hot-rolled strip steel.


In September, the Wuppermann Group celebrates the official opening of its new production site for flat products in the Hungarian port of Győr-Gönyű. With an investment volume of over 110 million euros, the family-run steel company has built four production and logistics halls with a total area of around 33,000 m² on the 100,000 m² site.

The Wuppermann Group celebrates the official opening of the new production site for flat products in the Hungarian port of Győr-Gönyű in September. With an investment volume of over 110 million euros, the family-run steel company has built four production and logistics halls with a total area of around 33,000 m² on the 100,000 m² site. The heart of the plant is a state-of-the-art combined pickling and hot-dip galvanizing line with a processing capacity of 500,000 tons of steel per year. The site now employs over 200 people.

The opening ceremony was attended by more than 500 guests, including the entire Management Board, Supervisory Board members and shareholders of Wuppermann AG as well as the two managing directors of Wuppermann Hungary Kft, representatives of the Hungarian government and customers, suppliers and employees.

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KLB Blech in Form GmbH is renamed Wuppermann Systemtechnik GmbH in Herbolzheim on 1 July 2016. With this, Wuppermann also makes the group structure and the affiliation to a business unit clear in name. At the end of the year, production starts at the new plant in Hungary and Wuppermann Bandstahl GmbH in Linz ends operations as planned.


Wuppermann celebrates the laying of the foundation stone for the new plant in Hungary. When fully operational, Wuppermann Hungary Kft. is expected to employ around 200 people.

The tube product area has been assigned to the Flat Products Business Unit as of 1 June 2015. The newly established business unit is called "Flat & Tube Products".

The former Sheet Metal Components product area will be managed as a new, independent business unit under the name "System Technology".

With the establishment of Wuppermann Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, Wuppermann is taking the next step in building up its business activities on the American continent.

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Wuppermann signs the lease agreement for a plot of land in the Hungarian port of Győr-Gönyű. A combined pickling and hot-dip galvanising plant is to start operations here from mid-2016.


KLB Blech in Form GmbH in Herbolzheim takes over the business of its sister company Wuppermann Blechformtechnik GmbH at the same location.

Wuppermann's previous production site in Switzerland, CMD Creative Metall Design AG, is renamed Wuppermann KLB AG. The company is now active as a pure sales location for the entire Wuppermann Group in Switzerland.

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Wuppermann celebrates its 140th anniversary. What began in 1872 for founder Heinrich Theodor Wuppermann with a puddling furnace including a "Luppenschmiede" is today a major steel company with locations all over Europe.


Wuppermann founds Wuppermann Polska sp. z o.o. and thus expands its product range to include black pipes. Wuppermann acquires the remaining shares in H&B Fertigungstechnik GmbH. With KLB Blech in Form GmbH, Wuppermann acquires a specialist for complex and high-quality sheet metal or metal parts with locations in Herbolzheim and Kenzingenand thus close to Wuppermann Blechformtechnik GmbH.

With the purchase of CMD Creative Metall Design AG, Wuppermann now also produces in Switzerland.

The formerly long-standing commercial agency in Paris becomes part of the Wuppermann Group and now trades under the name Wuppermann France S.A.S. In this way, Wuppermann aims to strengthen its sales activities in France.

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With the takeover of the activities of Eroform GmbH, Wilnsdorf, and the foundation of Wuppermann Edelstahltechnik GmbH, Wuppermann enters the production of stainless steel tubes.

Two years later the company is integrated into Wuppermann Rohrtechnik GmbH.

Acquisition of a majority stake in H&B Fertigungstechnik GmbH, Thalgau, one of the leading sheet metal processors and manufacturers of high-quality welded assemblies in Austria.

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Wuppermann Business Services GmbH in Altmünster combines the service functions of the Austrian companies and the IT support of the entire group.


Wuppermann Blechformtechnik GmbH, formerly RIME GmbH, in Herbolzheim strengthens the company group as a renowned manufacturer of sheet metal parts.


Wuppermann Kovotechnica s.r.o. expands the Group's range of services and opens up new markets in Eastern Europe.

The distribution of the flat products business unit is bundled in a newly founded Wuppermann Stahl GmbH, Leverkusen.

The municipal community high school Scharnhorststraße in Leverkusen is renamed "Theodor Wuppermann School".

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Foundation of Wuppermann Staal Nederland B.V. (co-partner Tata Steel, 30%) in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and laying of the foundation stone for a production site for wide strip galvanising and processing.

The state-of-the-art site includes a wide strip galvanising line for widths up to 1,550 mm with integrated strip pickling and a facility for cold re-rolling as well as a slitting line with packaging lines.

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Foundation of Wuppermann Engineering GmbH in Judenburg, Austria, as a competence centre for project management and plant planning, product development and process optimisation.


As a subsidiary of Wuppermann Austria GmbH, Wuppermann Bandstahl GmbH in Linz starts production of hot-dip galvanised steel strip in medium widths.


Takeover of the metal fabricator Kagerer in Linz, Austria. Production is integrated into Wuppermann Metalltechnik GmbH in Altmünster two years later.


Wuppermann introduces a new technology for galvanising hot-rolled strip steel, thus laying the foundation for a significant part of today's activities.


Together with voestalpine Stahl GmbH (30%) as the main supplier of primary material, Wuppermann founds Wuppermann Austria GmbH in Judenburg, Austria, as a manufacturer of narrow edge galvanised slit strip.


Foundation of the non-profit company "Wuppermann-Bildungswerk" together with the city of Leverkusen, Krupp Stahl AG and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cologne.


The companies that were not part of the rolling mill are transformed into today's Wuppermann Group under the leadership of the holding company Wuppermann Industrie und Handel GmbH, which is renamed Wuppermann AG in 2000.


The former Rohrtechnik Osthoff GmbH in Burgbernheim is now fully part of the Wuppermann Rohrtechnik GmbH group of companies.


The rolling mill in Leverkusen is sold to Krupp Stahl AG as a result of the European steel crisis.


Participation in Rohrtechnik Osthoff GmbH, Burgbernheim.


Takeover of the Austrian Eisen- und Metallwerke Altmünster GmbH, "EMA" for short, by the Wuppermann family. EMA becomes Wuppermann Metalltechnik GmbH in 1991.


The production of cold-rolled profiles begins.


The workforce in Leverkusen increases to 400.


Start of the manufacture of steel strapping.


The company founder sells the Düsseldorf plant and moves the company headquarters to Leverkusen, where it is still located today.


Theodor Wuppermann founds the Wuppermann company in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk as a manufacturer of semi-finished products and forgings.

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