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Welcome to the website of the German Association of Wire and Cable Machine Manufacturers (VDKM = Verband der Draht- und Kabelmaschinenhersteller e.V. Deutschland), partner of the international umbrella organization IWCEA

Our Goal

is to promote the common interests of wire and cable machine manufacturers and their suppliers and customers in Germany. We strive to provide advice and support in all professional matters and to bundle the interests of our members in dealings with authorities, public corporations and other organizations and committees. Our main focus is on the coordination, preparation and implementation of exhibitions, symposia and fairs.

Our Presidents

Dr.-Ing. Uwe-Peter Weigmann

Präsident

Place/Date of Birth: Berlin, September 24, 1965
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
1982 – 1985: Vocational training as “Electrician“ with general qualification for university entrance
1985 –1990: Mechanical Engineering degree at the TU Dresden in Germany
1990 – 1997: Research Assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology at the TU Berlin in Germany (Professor Spur)
From 1994: Head of the group “Finishing Technology”
From 1996: Senior Engineer of the “Manufacturing  Technology” department
1997 – 2007: Head of the “Honing Technology” department,  Head of the “Patent” department at Nagel GmbH in Nürtingen, Germany
Since 2008: CEO of WAFIOS AG in Reutlingen, Germany
Since 2012: Chairman of the Board  WAFIOS AG, Reutlingen

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kappertz

Stellvertretender Präsident

CEO of Maschinenfabrik NIEHOFF GmbH & Co. KG, Schwabach

* March 20, 1968, married, 1 child

Career: Graduated as an engineer in manufacturing technology from RWTH Aachen University, worked for 5 years as a management consultant in the field of production management and restructuring, since 2002 he has held top management positions in various companies.

Our Presidents

Dr.-Ing. Uwe-Peter Weigmann

Präsident

Place/Date of Birth: Berlin, September 24, 1965
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
1982 – 1985: Vocational training as “Electrician“ with general qualification for university entrance
1985 –1990: Mechanical Engineering degree at the TU Dresden in Germany
1990 – 1997: Research Assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology at the TU Berlin in Germany (Professor Spur)
From 1994: Head of the group “Finishing Technology”
From 1996: Senior Engineer of the “Manufacturing  Technology” department
1997 – 2007: Head of the “Honing Technology” department,  Head of the “Patent” department at Nagel GmbH in Nürtingen, Germany
Since 2008: CEO of WAFIOS AG in Reutlingen, Germany
Since 2012: Chairman of the Board  WAFIOS AG, Reutlingen

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kappertz

Stellvertretender Präsident

CEO of Maschinenfabrik NIEHOFF GmbH & Co. KG, Schwabach

* March 20, 1968, married, 1 child

Career: Graduated as an engineer in manufacturing technology from RWTH Aachen University, worked for 5 years as a management consultant in the field of production management and restructuring, since 2002 he has held top management positions in various companies.

Milestones

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  • Wire 86

    Wire 86

    1986

    1986  The first “wire” show takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Foundation of the VDKM, German National Association

    Foundation of the VDKM, German National Association

    One of the initiators and motivators was Dr. Horst Birkmann, back then the CEO of WAFIOS.
    The following companies founded the VDKM on November 23, 1988.
    Five of the founding members are still active in the VDKM.
    Read more ->

  • Election of the new Executive Committee

    Since January 1, 2007 the VDKM (Association of the Wire and Cable Machine Manufacturers) has a new Executive Committee. Due to his age, the founding President Dr. Horst Birkmann no longer stood for election at the general meeting on October 18, 2006. He was elected Honorary President for his extraordinary achievements for the Association. Dr. Gerhard Bartz, the previous Vice President (WAFIOS AG), was elected as the new President. Elected as additional members of the Executive Committee: Heinz Rockenhäuser, Vice President (Niehoff GmbH + Co. KG, Schwabach), Jochen Koch, Treasurer (Ernst Koch GmbH + Co., Hemer), and Egon Reich, Secretary (WAFIOS AG, Reutlingen).

  • 30 Years!

    The VDKM celebrates 30 years of existence.

  • Current Presidents of the VDKM

    Elections for the current Executive Committee of the Association

    • 1 President: Dr.-Ing. Uwe-Peter Weigmann
    • Vice President: Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kappertz
  • Reorganization

    Reorganization

    Reorganization with new brand identity and new objectives of the IWCEA umbrella association and its member associations

Trade Fair Schedule

We support our members in all questions concerning the organization and participation in the most important trade fairs of our industry in Germany and abroad. This includes the bundling and representation of our common interests towards the organizers of fairs.

All under one roof:

International Association of the Wire and Cable Machine Manufacturers (IWCEA)

IWCEA unites three national wire and cable machine manufacturer associations from Germany, Austria and France.

President: Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kappertz
Vice President: Dr.-Ing. Uwe-Peter Weigmann

VDKM – German Association of Wire and Cable Machine Manufacturers

National representation of Germany with 52 member companies founded in 1988. Five of the eight founding members are still active in the Association.

President: Dr.-Ing. Uwe-Peter Weigmann
Vice President: Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kappertz

VOEDKM – Austrian Association of Wire and Cable Machine Manufacturers

National representation of Austria with 16 member companies founded in 1988.

President: Dr. Kurt Eder

IWCEA France

National representation of France with 20 member companies founded in 1988

President: François Chambellant

Membership Requirements

Any natural or legal person or commercial partnership can become a member. Membership is voluntary. Associations or organizations can become associated members. They are entitled to participate in the events of the Association. These members receive the technical and economic information determined by the Executive Committee.

What are the Advantages of Membership?

A membership in our Association offers you numerous advantages:

  • Networking and keeping in touch with the wire processing industry, politics and associations
  • Exchanging experiences at regular meetings and events
  • Representation of interests at important trade fairs, in particular the “wire” show and associated trade fair organizations
  • Information, advice and support in all technical matters as well as the representation of the members’ interests in dealings with authorities, public bodies and other organizations and committees on a national and international level, in particular…
    – Support in all questions concerning your participation in a trade fair
    – Support in participation in foreign trade fairs
  • Keeping in touch with national and international professional associations from the wire processing industry
  • Training and advanced training courses offered in cooperation with the German Spring Association
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Open House events organized by members of the Association
  • Joint development and research projects

Our Members

Bavaria

Collin Technology GmbH
Mühlenstr. 2
86551 Aichach
Phone: +49 82 51 / 88 97 – 0
Fax: +49 82 51 / 50 20 2
Mail: info@collin.de

Boockmann Engineering GmbH
Eckartspfad 69
97708 Bad Bocklet / OT Steinach
Phone: +49 970 870 460
Fax: +49 970 857 1
Mail: info@helicord.de

Hans Schmidt GmbH & Co. GmbH
Schichtstr. 16
84478 Waldkraiburg
Phone: +49 863 894 100
Fax: +49 863 848 25
Mail: info@hans-schmidt.com

KÜHNE + VOGEL
Prozessautomatisierung Antriebstechnik GmbH
Industriegebiet 2, Zunftstraße 6
91154 Roth
Phone: 09171 96560
Fax: 09171 5070
Mail: pa@kuehneundvogel.de

Meisenbach Verlag GmbH
Franz-Ludwig-Str. 7a
96047 Bamberg
Phone: +49 95 1 / 861 0
Fax: +49 95 1 / 86 11 58
Mail: draht@meisenbach.de

Maschinenfabrik NIEHOFF GmbH & Co. KG
Walter-Niehoff-Strasse 2
91126 Schwabach
Phone: +49 912 297 70
Fax: +49 912 297 715 5
Mail: info@niehoff.de

Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Lechbrucker Str. 15
87642 Halblech
Phone: +49 836 818 0
Fax: +49 836 818 105
Mail: info@bihler.de

Reimann Industrietechnik GmbH
Hauptstrasse 2
94544 Hofkirchen-Garham
Phone: 08541/8462
Fax: 08541/1609
Mail: info@reimanngmbh.de

WOYWOD Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH & Co. Vertriebs-KG
Bahnhofstraße 110
82166 Gräfelfing
Phone: +49 89 85 48 00
Fax: +49 89 85 41 33 6
Mail: info@plasticolor.de

Baden-Württemberg

Klaus Böhm Elektronik GmbH
Germanenstr. 24
72768 Reutlingen
Phone: +49 71 21 / 51 53 95 0
Fax: +49 71 21 / 51 53 95 23
Mail: mail@boehmelektronik.de

BUEHLER REDEX GmbH
Kandelstraße 20
75179 Pforzheim
Phone: +49 72 31 / 77 55 0
Fax: +49 72 41 / 77 55 54
Mail: info@buehler-redex.de

Felss Systems GmbH
Göppinger Str. 1-3
75179 Pforzheim
Phone: +49 723 131 990
Fax: +49 723 131 991 1
Mail: info@felss.com

iT Engineering Manufacturing Solutions GmbH
Jusisstraße 4
72124 Pliezhausen
Phone: +49 (0) 7127 9231-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7127 9231-11
Mail: info@ite-ms.de

RSD Technik GmbH
Walter-Wetzel-Str. 2
79588 Efringen-Kirchen
Phone: +49 7628 / 802 0
Fax: +49 7628 802 80
Mail: info@rsdtechnik.de

WAFIOS Aktiengesellschaft
Silberburgstr. 5
72764 Reutlingen
Phone: +49 71 21 / 14 6 – 0
Fax: +49 71 21 / 49 12 09
Mail: board@wafios.de

WAFIOS TUBE AUTOMATION GmbH
Am Häuslerain 16
79263 Simonswald, Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0) 76 83 / 91 900 – 0
Fax: +49 (0) 76 83 / 91 900 – 29
Mail: info@wafios-wta.com

Berlin

WITELS-ALBERT GmbH
Malteserstr. 151-159
12277 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 72 39 88 – 0
Fax: +49 30 72 39 88 – 88
Mail: info@witels-albert.de

Hessen

Heinze & Streng GmbH
Bornweg 18
35794 Mengerskirchen
Phone: +49 647 691 510
Mail: info@heinze-streng-gmbh.de

Verschleißtechnik Kämpfer GmbH
Königsberger Straße 11
35745 Herborn
Phone: +49 27 72 / 98 87 – 0
Fax: +49 27 72 / 98 87 – 20
Mail: kaempfer@vt-kaempfer.de

STAKU Anlagenbau GmbH
Bahnhofstr. 33-35
35423 Lich
Phone: +49 64 04 / 20 31
Fax: +49 64 04 / 6 13 71
Mail: info@staku-gmbh.de

Lower Saxony

Kurre Spezialmaschinen GmbH
Industriestraße 5
26683 Saterland – Ramsloh
Phone: 04498 9250 0
Fax: 04498 9250 50
Mail: info@kurre.net

Nexans Deutschland GmbH
Kabelkamp 20
30179 Hannover
Phone: +49 51 1 / 67 6 – 0
Fax: +49 51 1 / 67 6 – 37 77
Mail: info.nd@nexans.com

SIKORA AG
Bruchweide 2
28307 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 48900 0
Fax: +49 421 48900 90
Mail: sales@sikora.net

TROESTER GmbH & Co. KG
Am Brabrinke 1-4
30519 Hannover
Phone: +49 511 864028
Fax: +49 511 8704 0

North Rhine-Westphalia

BAUSSMANN Colatted Fasteners GmbH
Industriestr. 45
57413 Finnentrop
Phone: +49 272 197 580
Fax: +49 272 197 581 5
Mail: info@baussmann.de

Bongard Machines GmbH & Co. KG
Ohlweg 7
58730 Fröndenberg-Langschede
Phone: +49 23 78 / 91 55
Fax: +49 23 78 / 91 53 00
Mail: info@bongard.de

CSG Wiremachinery Solutions GmbH
Konrad Zuse Straße 5
57462 Olpe
Phone: +49 2761 83 33 60
Mail: info@csggermany.de

EJP MASCHINEN GmbH
Max-Planck-Str. 4
52499 Baesweiler
Phone: +49 2401 / 95 41 0
Fax: +49 2401 / 95 41 99
Mail: info@ejpmachines.com

EWMenn GmbH & Co. KG
Trift 8
57271 Hilchenbach
Phone: +49 27 33 / 12 92  0
Fax: +49 27 33 / 12 92 67 8
Mail: info@ewmenn.de

FUHR GmbH & Co. KG
Ottenhausener Straße 49
32839 Steinheim
Phone: +49 5233 / 38 36 00
Fax: +49 5233 / 38 36 05 0
Mail: office@fuhr-wire.com

GEO-Reinigungstechnik GmbH
Im Garbrock 7
48683 Ahaus-Ottenstein
Phone: +49 2542 95 55 29 0
Fax: +49 2542 95 55 29 1
Mail: info@geo-reinigungstechnik.de

IDEAL-Werk C. + E. Jungeblodt GmbH & Co. KG
Bunsenstr. 1
59557 Lippstadt
Phone: +49 29 41 / 20 6 – 0
Fax: +49 29 41 / 20 6 – 169
Mail: info@ideal-werk.com

Koch Machinery & Technology GmbH and MFL GROUP Company
Sternstr. 9
58675 Hemer-Ihmert
Phone: +49 237 29 85 50 0
Fax: +49 237 29 85 16 7
Mail: info@koch-ihmert.de

Friedrich Krollmann GmbH & Co. KG
Mühlenrahmeder Str. 7
58762 Altena
Phone: +49 235 29 55 90
Fax: +49 235 25 08 22
Mail: info@krollmann.de

Leyer & Kiwus Ultraschall- und Lasertechnik GmbH
Ottostraße 55
52070 Aachen
Phone: +49 241 513 201
Fax: +49 231 513 202
Mail: info@leyer-kiwus.de

Maschinenfabrik Bock GmbH & Co. KG
Altenaer Straße 170
58513 Lüdenscheid
Phone: +49 235 152 133
Fax: +49 235 152 670
Mail: sales@bock-mf.de

Maschinenfabrik Johann Leimbach GmbH
Ostersbaum 42
42107 Wuppertal
Phone: +49 0202 24 99 70
Fax: +49 0202 24 99 97 77
Mail: sales@johann-leimbach.de

PETIG AG
Rhenaniastr. 39
41516 Grevenbroich
Phone: +49 21 81 – 78 58
Mail: sales@petig.com

Pleuger GmbH
Ihmerter Str. 20
58762 Altena
Phone: +49 23 52 / 71 08 1
Fax: +49 23 52 / 71 97 3
Mail: info@pleuger.de

QUEINS Machines GmbH
Hans-Georg-Weiss-Str. 12
52156 Monschau
Phone: +49 247 280 80
Fax: +49 247 230 14
Mail: info@queins.com

RiTeBo GmbH
Richt-Technologie Bozniatzki

Corunnastraße 38
58636 Iserlohn
Phone: +49 2371 97 46 82 8
Fax: +49 2371 97 46 83 0
Mail: info@ritebo-gmbh.de

Schlatter Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Dahlweg 105
48153 Münster
Phone: +49 25 1 / 77 92 – 0
Fax: +49 25 1 / 77 92 – 100
Mail: deutschland@schlattergroup.com

Dirk Suski Drahtwalzwerkzeuge
Römerstr. 9
44289 Dortmund
Phone: +49 230 44 38 56
Fax: +49 230 44 44 41
Mail: info@suski.de

TRAXIT International GmbH
Prinzenstr. 46-50
58332 Schwelm
Phone: +49 23 36 / 91 9 – 100
Fax: +49 23 36 / 91 9 – 101
Mail: info@traxit.de

Mail: dirk.schmidt@troester.de
http://www.troester.de

VDFI Verband der deutschen Federnindustrie e.V.
Goldene Pforte 1
58093 Hagen
Phone: +49 23 31 / 95 88-51
Fax: +49 23 31 / 95 87-51
Mail: info@federnverband.de

vom Hagen & Funke GmbH
Alt Bossel 25
45549 Sprockhövel
Phone: +49 23 24 / 97 45 – 0
Fax: +49 23 24 / 97 45 – 26
Mail: vhf@vhf-cable-machines.com

WAFIOS Umformtechnik GmbH
Im Rehsiepen 35
42369 Wuppertal
Phone: +49 20 2 / 46 68 – 0
Fax: +49 20 2 / 46 68 – 215
Mail: sales@wafios-umformtechnik.de

Rhineland-Palatinate

SIEBE Engineering GmbH
Am Eisenstein 23
53577 Neustadt/Wied
Phone: +49 26 83 / 30 03 – 0
Fax: +49 26 83 / 30 03 – 33
Mail: sales@siebe.de

August Strecker GmbH + Co. KG Elektro-Schweißmaschinen-Fabrik
Jahnstr. 5
65549 Limburg
Phone: +49 6431 96 10 0
Fax: +49 6431 96 10 600
Mail: sales@strecker-limburg.de

Saxony-Anhalt

SKET Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH
Schönebecker Str. 82-84
39104 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 40558-0
Fax: + 49 391 40558-15
Mail: info@sketvmb.de
http://www.sketvmb.de

Saxony

KIESELSTEIN International GmbH
Erzbergerstraße 3
09116 Chemnitz
Phone: +49 37 1 / 91 04 – 100
Fax: +49 37 1 / 91 04 – 105
Mail: info@kieselstein.com

Dates

VDKM Membership meeting
October 28, 2020

from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

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