Facts & Figures

Legal form:  

fischer holding GmbH & Co.

Headquarters

Waldachtal, Black Forest, Germany

Owner

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

Divisions:   

fischer fixing systems
fischer automotive systems
fischertechnik
fischer consulting
LNT Automation

Gross turnover 2016

755 million euros

End of 2016

Employees worldwide:

4,600

End of 2016

Export

Distribution in more than 100 countries

Subsidiaries:

46 subsidiaries in 34 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, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates

Production location:

Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany (Waldachtal, Horb, Emmendingen, Denzlingen), Italy, USA

Intellectual Property rights:

more than 1,500

From the staff of the fischer group of companies 20 times more patents per employee are registered as the average of the german economy


History

1948

Foundation of the company

1958

Invention of the S plug

1961

First subsidiaries founded in Brazil and France

1965

fischertechnik launched

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

1972

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

1975

Invention of the FI M injection system

1979

Building of new Research & Development centre in Tumlingen

1980

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

1982

fischer CBOX launched

(later fischer automotive systems)

1986

Market launch of the fischer Zykon system

(first undercut system in concrete)

1987

Introduction of fischer mission statement

1990

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.

1993

Takeover of Upat GmbH & Co. KG (Emmendingen)

1996

Turnover exceeds 500 million Mark

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

1997

Takeover of Rocca Bauchemie

Start of production in Taicang (China)

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

1998

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

Production begins in Czech Ivanovice

100 percent takeover of fischer Italia S.r.l

1999

Inauguration of new plant for chemical products in Denzlingen

Klaus Fischer named honorary senator of the University of Stuttgart

2000

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

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

2001

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

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

Introduction of the continual improvement process (CIP)

2002

Opening of new fischer automotive plant in Horb

2003

Founding of fischer Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH

2004

Founding of fischer Consulting GmbH (process consulting)

2007

Klaus Fischer named honorary professor of Tongji University, Shanghai

2008

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

“Automotive Lean Production Award“ for Horb site

2009

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.

2010

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

2011

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

2012

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

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

2013

Klaus Fischer awarded VDI's commemorative medal

2014

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

2015

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 CEO of fischerwerke: Dirk Schallock.

2016

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 LNT Automation GmbH, expert for electronic systems

2017

LNT Automation becomes the fifth business division

Klaus Fischer hands over the operational management of the fischer group of companies to Dirk Schallock, who becomes CEO of the fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG. Klaus Fischer, owner of the group of companies, remains CEO of the Holding and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the fischer group of companies