A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMPANY HISTORY - A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST…

Wilhelm-plastic: We Solve it - easily!

We’re proud of our achievements and curious about the future, which we aspire to actively shape. Let’s take a look into the past of Wilhelm-plastic…

1958 THE STORY BEGINS

Registration of industry for the production of plastic parts by toolmaker, Oskar Wilhelm.

1958 THE FIRST PRODUCTION CENTER...

In the home food cellar, there is a lot of creative, purposeful and persistent “puttering around”.

1958 THE FIRST PRODUCTION CENTER...

In the home food cellar, there is a lot of creative, purposeful and persistent “puttering around”.

1959 TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

Merge of small enterprises into a production cooperation (PGH) – Our integration in the PGH Machines and Turning Parts.

1961 TOGETHER WE CREATE A LARGER PROFILE

Change to PGH Wood and Plastics Processing – later called: PGH Polyplast.

1961 TOGETHER WE CREATE A LARGER PROFILE

Change to PGH Wood and Plastics Processing – later called: PGH Polyplast.

1962 WE CONTINUE TO GROW…

Construction of a production operation site on the grounds of this PGH. Here, the processing of PA and PC technical plastics into electrotechnical small parts (including buttons for telephones and washing machines) is made possible with a tool machine and 6 spray machines.

1966 THE FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS MAKES A NAME FOR ITSELF

Both sons, Dieter and Reiner, join the company. Oskar Wilhelm brings Makrolon into the mix.

1966 THE FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS MAKES A NAME FOR ITSELF

Both sons, Dieter and Reiner, join the company. Oskar Wilhelm brings Makrolon into the mix.

1970 BRIEF INDEPENDENCE IN THE DDR

Separation from the PGH. The FA. Oskar and his sons go back to being self-employed as a private client with autonomous workplaces in Floh. We go back to working in the enclosed space of the basement.

1972 THE VEB TIMES BEGIN

Force sale and nationalization of the small family business. Given the business is now “public property”, there is a mass-production of technical parts for kitchen equipment, relay technology, and cosmetic products.

1972 THE VEB TIMES BEGIN

Force sale and nationalization of the small family business. Given the business is now “public property”, there is a mass-production of technical parts for kitchen equipment, relay technology, and cosmetic products.

1977 FINDING OUR OWN IN THE DDR

As a member of the VEB Berlinplast collective combine “Technical Consumer Goods”, our business finds a new “home”. Primarily, the manufacture centers around small parts for coffee and other kitchen machines. By moving into the PGH building, better conditions are achieved and cultivated.

1980/1981 REINER WILHELM TAKES OVER THE REIGNS

After the passing of both his father and brother, Reiner Wilhelm solely takes over the reigns for the business under the roof of the VEB. Throughout all this time, his wife, Ursula, continues to actively support him in his endeavors.

1980/1981 REINER WILHELM TAKES OVER THE REIGNS

After the passing of both his father and brother, Reiner Wilhelm solely takes over the reigns for the business under the roof of the VEB. Throughout all this time, his wife, Ursula, continues to actively support him in his endeavors.

1990 A NEW START AFTER THE TURN: FINALLY “FREE”!

On July 1, 1990, the FA. Wilhelm-Plastic Plastic Processing company - owned by Reiner Wilhelm - is founded. With just 8 employees, a new era begins for the company’s autonomy and leadership.

1993 FLAMING INFERNO IN FLOH

The small company with then 12 employees working in two shifts is left with nothing. A fire on the night of July 9th-10th destroys buildings, machines – just about everything!

1993 FLAMING INFERNO IN FLOH

The small company with then 12 employees working in two shifts is left with nothing. A fire on the night of July 9th-10th destroys buildings, machines – just about everything!

1994 THE PIONEER SPIRIT MAKES A “SECOND COMEBACK”!

The time it takes to reconstruct and rebuild everything is bridged by the effort of friends. Soon enough, production kickstarts again in the old company building of FA. Baeuerschmidt. In Autumn of 1994, the new production site is up and running.

2000 STEADY INVESTMENT INTO THE FUTURE

At the turn of the century, the once small business now evolved into a treasured mid-sized company. The construction of a new warehouse is completed. The company is certified under DIN ISO 9001.

2000 STEADY INVESTMENT INTO THE FUTURE

At the turn of the century, the once small business now evolved into a treasured mid-sized company. The construction of a new warehouse is completed. The company is certified under DIN ISO 9001.

2003 SPECIFIC KNOW-HOW MAKES IT INTERESTING

With the beginning of design parts production for headlight reflectors and the new certification according to the ISO TS 16949 standard achieved in years prior, Wilhelm-Plastic steadily evolves into a recognized supplier in the automotive industry. Even clients from other industries appreciate both the family’s and team’s know-how.

2004 NEW LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE FAMILY

On January 1, 2004, the company is re-established as GmbH & Co. KG with shareholders Reiner Wilhelm and his wife, Ursula Wilhelm, as well as their children, Jana Pfannstiel and André Wilhelm.

2004 NEW LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE FAMILY

On January 1, 2004, the company is re-established as GmbH & Co. KG with shareholders Reiner Wilhelm and his wife, Ursula Wilhelm, as well as their children, Jana Pfannstiel and André Wilhelm.

2008 WILHELM-PLASTIC UPGRADES

Construction of a new production hall with an area of 475 m² and an assembly area of 220 m² with room for ESD. Simultaneously, the construction of a 80 m² tool maintenance area and the installation of the first own Vacuum Evaporation System for design surface finishing.

2011 EXPANSION OF THE COMPANY BUILDING

And once again, investment in the building takes place. With its core competencies in precision injection molding, surface finishing, tool construction and assembly, Wilhelm-Plastic becomes recognized as a solution-specialist partner in the market.

2011 EXPANSION OF THE COMPANY BUILDING

And once again, investment in the building takes place. With its core competencies in precision injection molding, surface finishing, tool construction and assembly, Wilhelm-Plastic becomes recognized as a solution-specialist partner in the market.

2014 THE 3RD GENERATION TAKES AHOLD OF THE WHEEL

After the passing of Reiner Wilhelm, the responsibilities of chief executive are passed on to his two children, Jana Pfannstiel and André Wilhelm. Together with their mother, they continue to steer and guide the destinies of the growing family business.

2014 RESPONSE TO GROWTH

In addition to the construction of a new warehouse, the manufacturing expands to another production plant in the area of steaming.

2014 RESPONSE TO GROWTH

In addition to the construction of a new warehouse, the manufacturing expands to another production plant in the area of steaming.

2018 DESIRE FOR MORE!

History wants to continue to be written…

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