"Factory bought in Düsseldorf, letter follows, Theodor" - 150 years ago Heinrich Theodor Wuppermann, founding father of Wuppermann, sent this legendary dispatch to his wife Luise. With this day, the Wuppermann family became entrepreneurial. It has remained so until today. Wuppermann celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2022. In 1872, at the age of 37, Heinrich Theodor Wuppermann started to smelt small scrap into iron in a puddling furnace and forge it into hollows. The topic of recycling has thus accompanied Wuppermann from the very beginning. On 30 June 1872 he bought a puddling furnace "together with a hull forge" in the community of Oberbilk near Düsseldorf. Heinrich Theodor Wuppermann began the now one and a half century long history of the company. For five generations, through two world wars and the steel crisis that led to the sale of the Leverkusen plant in 1983, the Wuppermann family has been associated with steel.
The Leverkusen-based family business has continuously developed over the past 150 years: 2021 was the most successful year for the Wuppermann Group.
"It was a great year for Wuppermann, a year of record figures for margin, for turnover, for production ratios and in the end also for results. This is a good basis to approach our anniversary year with confidence," explains Johannes Nonn, Spokesman of the Executive Board.
For our anniversary year, Wuppermann is setting the course for a continued successful future: climate neutrality is one of the most urgent issues of our time, and we have not only formulated a very ambitious goal, but can also point to some successes. In 2025, the production of the Wuppermann Group will be CO2 neutral. As early as 2022, we will obtain exclusively CO2-free electricity at four out of five production sites, and at three sites we will go into our own production of regenerative energies with photovoltaic systems.
We are looking forward to a great anniversary year and wish everyone every success!