The owner

Honorary Professor Honorary Senator mult. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Fischer

Owner, CEO of the Holding and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the fischer group of companies

For over 40 years Honorary Professor Honorary Senator mult. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Fischer has stood at the head of the fischer group of companies. Under his leadership, fischer developed from a medium-sized company with a strong focus on Germany and plastic plugs to a globally-active company. fischer was expanded to become the European market leader in fastening technology and the world market leader for anchors – with a constantly growing range of products. Strong competence was built up in chemical fixings and steel anchors through the acquisition of the major competitors in Germany, Upat GmbH & Co. (Emmendingen), and ROCCA Bauchemie GmbH + Co. (Denzlingen). Klaus Fischer has also consistently driven internationalisation by founding and purchasing subsidiaries and further expanding production sites in Europe, Asia and America. By taking on the new divisions of fischer automotive systems (high quality vehicle interiors) and fischer Consulting (process consultation) he has expanded the commercial base of the group of companies.

In 1987 Klaus Fischer introduced the fischer mission statement which defines the company’s aim and its values which are binding for all those employed by the company: innovative, responsible, respectable. He identified the need for new organisational structures and leadership methods early on. He developed his own philosophy for the improvement of all company processes and the elimination of waste (fischer ProcessSystem) according to the Japanese Kaizen ideas (continuous improvement). In 2007 Klaus Fischer received the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class for his dedication to in-house and external apprenticeships and further training programmes.

 

 

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Born 17 August 1950 in Freudenstadt, married, two children.

1971-75 

Studies at Technical University Konstanz, graduated Dipl.-Ing. FH

1975 

Joined fischerwerke

1976 

Appointed Technical Director

1980

Appointed overall director

1996

Business Medal of the Land of Baden-Württemberg

In 1980 Klaus Fischer becomes general manager of the fischerwerke.
Klaus Fischer during the handover of the Citizen Medal of his native town Waldachtal.

1997 

Honorary senator of the University for Soil Culture, Vienna

1999 

Honorary senator of the Stuttgart University

2001

Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

2006 

Medal of Honour of the Altheim community

Citizen Medal of the Waldachtal municipality

2007 

Honorary professor of the Tongji University, Shanghai

Federal Cross of 1st Class

2009

Grand seal of the City of Padua, the university city’s most prestigious award

“Award of Excellence” of Club 55 “European Community of Experts in Marketing and Sales”

2010 

Competence Award Baden-Württemberg

Honorary citizen of the Waldachtal Municipality

In 2009 Klaus Fischer is awarded with the Grand seal of the City of Padua.
Klaus Fischer receives the Global DiY-Lifetime Award.

2012 

Klaus Fischer enters "Hall of Fame" of family businesses

DiY-Lifetime-Award

2013

Klaus Fischer awarded VDI's commemorative medal

2016

Global DiY-Lifetime Award

“Lifetime Award” for his lifetime achievement of Club 55 “European Community of Experts in Marketing and Sales”

2017

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

 

 

Milestones

Since taking over the overall management in 1980: