The Wieland Group, with headquarters in Ulm, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of semi-finished and special products in copper and copper alloys, such as strip, sheet, tubes, rods, wires and sections. Special products include slide bearings, finned tubes and heat exchangers.
The Slide Bearing and Components Division manufactures wrapped and machined bushings, thrust washers and precision parts made from high-strength copper alloys. Many different versions of the products are manufactured. Wieland is also active in the field of "electromobility", particularly for electric and hybrid automotive powertrains, custom-made system components for electric motors are developed and manufactured.
Wieland has manufacturing sites, slitting centres and trading companies in Europe, China, Singapore, South Africa and in the USA. Its global workforce is currently approx. 6,500 strong of which 4,000 are employed in Germany. The domestic plants are located in Ulm, Velbert-Langenberg, Villingen-Schwenningen and Vöhringen/Iller.
Wieland supplies customers in numerous markets with over 100 different copper alloys which are primarily used in the electrical and electronic industry. Other important sectors are the construction, automotive as well as the air conditioning and refrigeration industries. Wieland materials are used in a variety of everyday products such as contacts in electrical sockets, drinking water and heating pipes, door locks, slide bearings for engines, refrigeration units for cold stores and air conditioning units. Our materials also prove to be indispensable for high-tech applications in computer and telecommunications technologies.