Beginning with the production of flow regulators in 1976, Dr. Werner Wittmann laid the cornerstone for a success story like no other in the plastics processing industry – and one that continues to this day. On June 8 and 9, 2016, customers and business partners of the WITTMANN Group were invited to Vienna to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company.
The history of the WITTMANN Group has been marked by constant growth. Over the years, with a consistent focus on innovation, the company was able to steadily expand its product line and continuously strengthen its presence in all relevant markets – a presence that spans the globe today.
Dr. Werner Wittmann founded WITTMANN Kunststoffgeräte GmbH in Vienna in 1976 to manufacture flow regulators. Today the company is one of the undisputed leading manufacturers of robots and auxiliary equipment for the plastics processing industry. WITTMANN’s product range includes robots and automation systems, material conveying systems with dryers and recycling equipment, and temperature controllers and cooling units for machine tools as well as volumetric blenders and gravimetric dosing systems.
On April 1, 2008, WITTMANN took over BATTENFELD Kunststoffmaschinen Ges.m.b.H. in Kottingbrunn (Lower Austria). The merger formed the WITTMANN Group and integrated the complementary product lines – WITTMANN auxiliary equipment and injection molding machines from WITTMANN BATTENFELD. Seamless integration of injection molding machines, automation and auxiliary equipment – complete solutions from a single source for the benefit of plastics processors and their products: That has become the mission of WITTMANN and WITTMANN BATTENFELD. Constant innovative drive and major investments in the individual production sites ensure continuous improvement of energy efficiency and production reliability – the hallmarks of WITTMANN and WITTMANN BATTENFELD products. And the global coverage of the WITTMANN Group’s distribution network guarantees top quality service the world over.
To kick off the gala event on the grounds of the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, the Director General of PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V., Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann, delivered the keynote address entitled “Plastics, Key Driver for Sustainability.”
An impressive live show was followed by product demonstrations and a series of technical presentations about individual product groups and special plastics-processing-related issues. Over the course of the two-day event, visitors were able to take a close look at the full product range of the WITTMANN Group – including many completely new developments.