In January 1983 Dr Erwin Weßling laid the foundation stone for the company in Altenberge and wrote the first chapter in its success story.
One generation later, the story is still being told as Julia, Florian, Anna and Diana Weßling lead the international WESSLING Group and its 1,600 employees into the future.
A restored windmill in the heart of the Münsterland dating back to the 18th century was the site Dr Erwin Weßling chose for the first chemical laboratory in the life of the young company. WESSLING then went on to set up one site after another throughout Germany – and in international locations from 1992 onwards. 35 years after its foundation, the group has sites at 25 locations in Europe and China.
As the company continues to grow, it still abides by its principles. WESSLING remains true to the name it made for itself in the beginning, enjoying an enviable reputation for consultancy based on engineering and scientific expertise geared to the specific requirements of the customers and known for its precise analysis methods and test results.
Further sites are added. With branches in Hungary, France, Germany and Romania, communication is becoming increasingly international. In order to ensure a smooth exchange of information and knowledge with the customer and with all the sites, WESSLING introduces English as the company language.
Recognising that innovations serving the needs of the customers are the driving force behind further development, WESSLING launches the Innovation Award in a quest to find the best ideas and reward the winner each year with a prize of 10,000 euro.Find out more
“We are looking forward to steering the family business towards a successful future.” Julia, Florian, Anna and Diana Weßling take over responsibility as Dr Erwin Weßling passes the baton on to the next generation. Preparations had been made for the succession in a process spanning several years. And yet the handover ceremony is a particularly solemn moment.
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