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 management, 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). Prof. 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 (high quality vehicle interiors) and fischer Consulting (process consultation) he has expanded the commercial base of the Group of Companies.

In 1987 Prof. Klaus Fischer introduced the fischer philosophy 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 management 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 Prof. Klaus Fischer received the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class for his dedication to in-house and external apprenticeships and further training programmes.




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


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


Joined fischerwerke


Appointed Technical Director


Appointed overall director


Business Medal of the Land of Baden-Württemberg

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


Honorary senator of the University for Soil Culture, Vienna


Honorary senator of the Stuttgart University


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


Medal of Honour of the Altheim community

Citizen Medal of the Waldachtal municipality


Honorary professor of the Tongji University, Shanghai

Federal Cross of 1st Class


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”


Competence Award Baden-Württemberg

Honorary citizen of the Waldachtal Municipality

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


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



Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded VDI's commemorative medal


Global DiY-Lifetime Award

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


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


Award of the "Honorary Doctorate in Engineering for Safety in Construction and Industry" of the University of Padua
Appointment as honorary citizen of the city of Jagodina in Serbia 


In 2021 Prof. Klaus Fischer awarded with "Honorary Doctorate" of the University Padua.




Since taking over the overall management in 1980: