Facts and figures

Legal form
fischer Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Owner
Professor E.h. Senator E.h. E.h. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Fischer – Owner, Chairman of the Holding and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the fischer Group
Headquarter Office
72178 Waldachtal, Germany
Areas of activity
fischer fastening systems, fischer technology, fischer consulting, fischer electronic solutions
Gross sales
1.16 billion euros Status: End of 2023
Employees worldwide:
5,900 Version: End of 2023
Export
Sales in around 120 countries
Production sites
Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany (Waldachtal, Horb, Freiburg, Denzlingen), Italy, Czech Republic, USA, Vietnam
52 national companies in 39 countries
Argentinian, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazilian, China, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Croatia, Mexico, Netherlands:, Norway, Austrian, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, South Korean, Thailand, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
Property rights over 1,500
The workforce of the fischer group of companies in Germany registers 20 times more patents per employee than the German economy on average.

History


1948

Establishment of the company

1958

Invention of the S-anchor

1961

Foundation of the first national companies in Brazil and France

1965

Introduction to fishing technology

In 1958, the S-anchor, which is still successful today, was launched on the market.

1972

fischer has more than 1,000 employees for the first time

1975

Invention of the injection system FI M

1979

New construction of the research and development centre in Tumlingen

1980

Prof. Klaus Fischer takes over the management: 1,480 employees, sales of 160 million marks

The philosophy behind fischertechnik’s products is: “Understanding technology in a playful way.”

1982

Introduction of fischer CBOX (later fischer Automotive)

1986

Market launch of the fischer Zykon system (first undercut system in concrete)

1987

Introduction of the fischer mission statement

1990

Prof. Klaus Fischer takes over the majority of the company
Foundation of the tenth national company (Belgium)


The Emmendingen plant, which was taken over in 1993, is now located in Freiburg.

1993

Acquisition of Upat GmbH & Co. KG (Emmendingen)

1996

Sales exceed the 500 million mark limit
Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the Baden-Württemberg economic medal

1997

Acquisition of ROCCA Bauchemie GmbH & Co. KG
Opening of production in Taicang (China)
Prof. Klaus Fischer appointed honorary senator of the University of Soil Culture in Vienna
The chemical fastening systems are produced by fischer in Denzlingen.

1998

Training Oscar of German junior economics
Start of production in Ivanovice, Czech Republic
100% acquisition of fischer Italia S.r.l.

1999

Inauguration of the new plant for chemical products in Denzlingen
Prof. Klaus Fischer appointed honorary senator of the University of Stuttgart

2000

Opening of the automotive development and production facility in Auburn Hills (USA)
At the fischer Automotive site in Horb, kinematic systems for the vehicle interior are being developed.

2001

Founding of fischer automotive systems GmbH (now: GmbH & Co.KG)
Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the Cross of Merit on the band of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Introduction of continuous improvement process (CIP)

2002

Opening of the new fischer automotive plant in Horb

2003

Founding of fischer Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH

2004

Foundation of fischer Consulting GmbH (process consulting)
fischer Consulting optimises processes according to the Japanese KAIZEN philosophy. 

2007

Prof. Klaus Fischer appointed honorary professor at Tongji University, Shanghai

2008

“Factory of the Year – German GEO Award” award for the Denzlingen site
“Automotive Lean Production Award” for the Horb site

2009

Prof. Klaus Fischer is awarded the city seal of Padua, the highest award in the university city
Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the “Award of Excellence” of the CLUB 55 European community of experts in marketing and sales
Introducing the screw range
The fastening specialist fischer not only manufactures dowels, but also screws.

2010

Competence Award for Innovation and Quality Baden-Württemberg 2010

2011

“Ausbildungs-Ass” promotional award of the Young German Economy for an excellent training concept

2012

Prof. Klaus Fischer is added to the “Hall of Fame” of the family companies
Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the DiY Lifetime Award, the highest award the DIY industry has to award in Germany
The sustainable fischer GreenLine products are recognisable by their green colour. 

2013

Prof. Klaus Fischer is honoured with the Grashof Denkmal coin, the highest award of the VDI

2014

GreenLine product launch: fischer is the first manufacturer to offer fastening products made from over 50 percent renewable raw materials

2015

DuoPower product launch: Two-component plastic anchor that independently decides whether it expands or folds in the subsoil
“Factory of the Year” award in the “Outstanding Production System” category for all German locations
With the DuoPower, fischer is showing that anchors can also be revolutionised. 

2016

Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the Global DIY Lifetime Award
With this global award, the international trade and manufacturer associations EDRA and Fediyma honour his life’s work and his “outstanding contribution to the global DIY industry” from 2016
The Club 55 “European Community of Experts in Marketing and Sales” honours Prof. Klaus Fischer in 2016 November with the “Lifetime Award” for his life’s work
Acquisition of fischer electronic solutions GmbH, an expert in electronic systems

2017

fischer Electronic Solutions becomes the fifth division of the fischer Group
Prof. Klaus Fischer relinquishes the operational management of the fischer group of companies. As owner, Prof. Klaus Fischer Chairman of the Holding and Chairman of the Advisory Board
The fifth division of the fischer Group: fischer electronic solutions

2018

Chairman of the Management Board is Marc-Sven Mengis
Prof. Klaus Fischer receives the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg

2019

German Sustainability Award in the category “large companies”

2020

Founding of the 50th national company in Qatar

2021

Prof. Klaus Fischer received his honorary doctorate from the University of Padua, Italy. He was also appointed 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 has received the most important and largest award in Europe in the area of sustainability. 

2022

The fischer Trainee House is being built in the immediate vicinity of the Tumlingen site for apprentices and university students
The national companies fischer Benelux and fischer Austria celebrate their 50th anniversary
For the first time in the company’s history, the fischer Group closed the 2022 financial year with gross sales of EUR 1.14 billion at over EUR one billion

2023       

The Chairman of the Management Board is Andreas Voll
The fischer group of companies closed the 2023 financial year with gross sales of 1.16 billion euros
The fischer group of companies celebrates its 75th anniversary

The fischer group of companies celebrates its 75th anniversary.

2024

The fischer Automotive division is sold to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

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