The fischer name has always stood for innovation. In 1949, company founder Artur Fischer invented the flash gun for cameras with synchronous activation. The legendary S plug was added in 1958, and still serves today as a symbol for fischer and for the fastening materials industry as a whole.
fischer holds over 1,500 patents. 20 times more patents are registered by the workforce than from the average German company. Approximately one third of these are directly implemented in new products, procedures or applications. The industry average is 10 %.
The percentage of new products is measured in relation to the entire assortment. In 2019, new products made up 12.7% of the fixing systems division.
Construction engineers, mechanical engineers, materials experts, chemists and engineers for energy and environmental technology at fischer work closely with suppliers and partners in order to create the best products with regard to performance, quality, safety and sustainability. Ultimately, products are part of overall systems, and have to function perfectly at their interfaces.
For example, to date hollow drills are integrated in the approval documents for 32 of over 50 approved fastening systems, so that the processors can use an innovative drilling method that enables faster progress without requiring additional cleaning of the drill hole. Fine dust production is over 95 % lower in hollow drilling, compared to conventional hammer drilling.
To further reinforce this systematic approach, fischer has now added another hollow drill bit range to its existing drill bit range
New production technologies and associated expertise were developed from the ground up within the company to manufacture high-performing fischer UltraCut II concrete screws, for outstanding installation convenience. Stainless steel concrete screw development has also taken a new approach, and the current design is the only one of its kind. The performance capabilities of the UltraCut are also the best in the world.
The service lives of our anchors do not necessarily need to end after only one use. For instance, fischer UltraCut FBS II concrete screws can be disassembled and reused several times for temporarily fastening construction site equipment, thereby saving valuable resources.
The fischer dimensioning software FiXperience supports planners, structural engineers and craftsmen in securely and reliably dimensioning their projects. FiXperience employs a modular structure and can be used in a variety of applications. The user-friendly program can be used to easily and flexibly design and dimension anchors and fixation materials. The software fulfils all the pre-requisites for global use by taking decisive international standards into account. The modular structure of the program incorporates engineering software and special application modules. This means that entire projects and individual applications can be planned in a targeted and cost-effective manner.
The company BMW Fassadensysteme has been part of the group since 2018. The company uses innovative products and intelligent design to create façade structures with thermal bridge optimisation, and even without any thermal bridges at all. In this way, fischer is making an active contribution to saving energy in buildings and efficiently reducing CO2 consumption.
Innovative fischer DuoLine plastic plugs use a dual component technology that combines a variety of functions in a single product. Self-tapping fischer DuoBlade plugs are installed as part of the drilling process. The fischer DuoPower has a unique geometry that allows it to spread, kink or fold depending on the substrate, serving customers as a universal solution for any construction material. In addition to improved function, the products also deliver prize-winning design. DuoLine products have received the German Design Award and the renowned Red Dot Design Award, among other honours.