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HISTORY OF VWH GMBH

Tool and special machine construction since 1962

We live tradition and innovation right from the start

Logo Nieberding

The company's successful history began in 1962, under the name of Nieberding GmbH, with the foundation and construction of a production site for precision instruments. Until the 1970s, the VWH premises were where low-pressure and high-pressure measuring instruments were manufactured and marketed.

Logo Böhler

In 1971, the site was taken over by Böhler AG, which manufactured inlet and outlet valves for ship's engines there, along with parts for military engineering and power station construction. 

Logo VDO

Just eight years later, in 1979, VDO Adolf Schindling AG moved onto the site and supplemented it with a plastics moulding plant with 32 injection-moulding machines, a design department and operations for equipment and resources construction. In addition, a separate pump manufacturing operation for the automotive sector was established and model-making and toolmaking operations in this sector developed.

Old Logo VWH

The actual establishment of the company under the VWH name only occurred in 1994, with the takeover of the business of the former VDO and the new formation of the group. The new name came about from the then core business divisions for toolmaking and equipment construction (Werkzeug- und Vorrichtungsbau) and the company's head office in Herschbach (Oberwesterwald). In the course of this, the engineering division was expanded and the product portfolio supplemented with complex assembly lines in the automotive, consumer electronics, domestic goods and medical products areas.

In the new millennium, a change of shareholders and management took place. Thomas Sturm has been responsible for the success of the company since 01 April 2008.
With more than 10 years of experience, the existing business areas were further expanded by integrating innovative technologies. In 2009 the production area was extended by the construction of a new assembly hall in order to be able to react even more efficiently to changing demands.

 

 

 

 

New VWH Logo

Today, VWH employs more than 100 employees, making it one of the biggest companies in the Wallmerod administrative district. With that comes a corporate responsibility to bring on the next generation of employees: VWH trains apprentices across five diverse areas of its business, enabling them to benefit from the decades of experience within the company and making a vital contribution to training workers in the region.