Facts & Figures

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fischer Holding GmbH & Co.KG


Waldachtal, Black Forest, Germany


Professor E. h. Senator E.h. E.h. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Fischer

Owner, CEO of the Holding and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the fischer Group of Companies


fischer fixing systems
fischer Automotive
fischer consulting
fischer Electronic Solutions

Gross turnover

1,14 billion euros

End of 2022

Employees worldwide:


End of 2022


Distribution in more than 120 countries


50 subsidiaries in 38 countries:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

Production location:

Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany (Waldachtal, Horb, Freiburg, Denzlingen), Italy, Serbia, Czech Republic, USA, Vietnam

Intellectual Property rights:

more than 1,500

The members of staff of the fischer Group of Companies in Germany register 20 times as many patents per employee than the average in the German economy.



Foundation of the company


Invention of the S plug


First subsidiaries founded in Brazil and France


fischertechnik launched

The still successful S plug hit the market in 1958.
The philosophy behind fischertechnik: "A playful grasp of technology."


Number of fischer employees exceeds 1,000 for the first time


Invention of the FI M injection system


Building of new Research & Development centre in Tumlingen


Prof. Klaus Fischer assumes management:
1,480 employees, turnover 160 million Mark


fischer CBOX launched

(later fischer Automotive)


Market launch of the fischer Zykon system

(first undercut system in concrete)


Introduction of fischer philosophy


Prof. Klaus Fischer assumes majority of company shares

Founding of 10th subsidiary (Belgium)

The former production site in Emmendingen is now located in Freiburg.
The chemical fixings of fischer are produced in Denzlingen.


Takeover of Upat GmbH & Co. KG (Emmendingen)


Turnover exceeds 500 million Mark

Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded Business Medal of the state of Baden-Württemberg


Takeover of Rocca Bauchemie

Start of production in Taicang (China)

Prof. Klaus Fischer named honorary senator of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna


“Training Oscar“ by the German Wirtschaftsjunioren (association of young entrepreneurs)

Production begins in Czech Ivanovice

100 percent takeover of fischer Italia S.r.l


Inauguration of new plant for chemical products in Denzlingen

Prof. Klaus Fischer named honorary senator of the University of Stuttgart


Inauguration of Automotive development and production site in Auburn Hills (USA)

fischer develops kinematic systems for car interiors at the fischer Automotive site in Horb.
The fischer Consulting optimizes processes according to the Japanese KAIZEN philosophy.


Founding of fischer automotive systems GmbH (now: GmbH & Co. KG)

Prof. Klaus Fischer receives Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Introduction of the continual improvement process (CIP)


Opening of new fischer Automotive plant in Horb


Founding of fischer Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH


Founding of fischer Consulting GmbH (process consulting)


Prof. Klaus Fischer named honorary professor of Tongji University, Shanghai


Company wins “Factory of the Year – German GEO Award“ for the Denzlingen site

“Automotive Lean Production Award“ for Horb site


Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded city seal of Padua university town and “Award of Excellence” of the Club 55 “European Community of Experts in Marketing and Sales”

Launch of screw range

Not only plugs but also screws are produced by the specialist for fixing systems.
The sustainable fischer GreenLine products are recognizable due to their green colour.


Award for outstanding achievement for innovation and quality Baden-Württemberg 2010


"Training Ace” award by Young German Business for outstanding training concept


Prof. Klaus Fischer enters the "Hall of Fame" of family businesses

Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded the DIY-Lifetime-Award, the highest accolade to be granted by the DIY market in Germany


Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded VDI's commemorative medal


GreenLine product launch: fischer is the first manufacturer to offer fixing products made from over 50 percent renewable resources


DuoPower Product launch: the two-component plastic fixing element which decides by itself whether it wants to spread or fold in the ground

Company wins “Factory of the Year" in the category "excellent production system" for all German sites

With the DuoPower fischer revolutionizes the nylon plug.
The fifth business division of the fischer Group of Companies: fischer electronic solutions GmbH.


Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the Global DIY-Lifetime Award: The international trade and manufacturers’ associations, EDRA and Fediyma present the award, honouring his “outstanding contribution to the DIY sector worldwide”

In November 2016 the Club 55 “European Community of Experts in Marketing and Sales” honor Prof. Klaus Fischer with the “Lifetime Award” for his lifetime achievement

Takeover of the fischer electronic solutions GmbH, expert for electronic systems


fischer Electronic Solutions becomes the fifth business division

Prof. Klaus Fischer hands over the operational management of the fischer Group of Companies. As owner of the Group of Companies, he remains CEO of the Holding and Chairman of the Advisory Board


Marc-Sven Mengis becomes Chief Executive Officer for the Group of Companies

Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded the Merit of the state of Baden-Württemberg


German Sustainability Award in the "large businesses" category


Founding of the 50th national subsidiary in Qatar


Prof. Klaus Fischer receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Padua, Italy. He is also made an honorary citizen of the city of Jagodina, Serbia.

The new injection mortar FIS V Zero receives the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Award as first place winner in the category "Emission reduction, treatment and separation".

fischer Automotive opens new plant in Serbia.


With the German Sustainability Award, the fischer group of companies has received the most important and largest sustainability award in Europe.
In the 2022 financial year, the Group of Companies achieved gross sales of over one billion euros for the first time in the company's history, at 1.14 billion euros.


The fischer Trainee House is built for apprentices and dual degree course students in the immediate vicinity of the Tumlingen site

The fischer Benelux and fischer Austria subsidiaries celebrate their 50th anniversary 

The fischer Group of Companies concluded the 2022 fiscal year with a gross turnover of over 1.14 billion euro, a first in the company’s history