We are WEIMA

Get to know our company better.
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Our passion drives us

WEIMA is known worldwide for its high standards when it comes to quality. Our shredders , granulators, grinders, draining and briquette presses are steady, reliable, and economic—and in terms of innovation, we’re constantly raising our standards. Those who order machines from us can rest assured that they’re getting a custom-made solution of the highest quality.

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Why we shred

The world is overflowing with waste. This must change. WEIMA shredders, briquette presses and drain presses are at the beginning of various material circles and thus contribute to a cleaner planet earth.

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“WEIMA shredders, briquette and draining presses are produced in Germany, generating a revenue of 75 million dollars. At our 65,000 m2 facilities in Ilsfeld, Abstatt (Baden-Württemberg) and Annaburg (Sachsen-Anhalt), our 300-person team produces over 1,200 solutions each year for our customers worldwide.”

Martin Friz, CEO of WEIMA Group GmbH & Co. KG

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There is no planet B.

We are proud of what we do. Our goal is a planet without unused waste. Shredding is the first step.

Learn more about our company and mission from WEIMA Group President Martin Friz in this video.

WEIMA smart shredding 4.0

WEIMA smart shredding 4.0

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Proudly made by WEIMA in Germany

We are an internationally-acclaimed, German family business. Through collaboration within our organization and constant communication, we are able to manufacture machines that are well-known worldwide.

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We’re always looking to the future

Our business model depends on sustainability, but also on interns. With a constant focus on internships, we are taking social and economic responsibility while simultaneously ensuring the future of the company. We offer each employee the opportunity to further develop within their skill sets and personal interests, and that makes us proud.

WEIMA rubber mats shredder

WEIMA rubber mats shredder

We really strive to listen to you in order to suggest the machine that is the best fit for your operation. Whether it’s a stand-alone solution or a complete system, we can customize our machines to fit your specific application.

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The customer comes first. Every time. Always.

While our customers come from many different settings - some from smaller shops, some from larger industrial sectors - their size-reduction requirements are often the same. They’re looking for a customized solution that won’t break the bank, but one that makes sense for the size of their operation and their workflow. We aim not only to provide a solution that will meet these requirements, but to exceed those expectations.

Ilsfeld in winter

WEIMA headquarters, Ilsfeld, Germany

WEIMA headquarters, Ilsfeld, Germany

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Service with a capital “S”

Our interaction with you won’t end when the sale is finalized. We will happily coordinate the shipping of your machine as well as an on-site startup. We will also train your employees on-site. And of course, our Service team is always on standby should any questions arise or should you require replacement parts.

WEIMA manufacturing plant in Saxony-Anhalt

WEIMA production plant in Annaburg, Germany

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WEIMA Worldwide

We’re based in Germany, but we’re present worldwide. We have business and service centers in Europe, the USA, South America, and in Asia.

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Better Together

Customer proximity is the critical factor for a successful cooperation. For this reason WEIMA invests in regional production and service centers in China and India.

Production site for the Chinese market: Yantai, China

Sales and service location Yantai, China

Spacious and bright reception at the Yantai location

Sales and service location Yantai, China

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Need a reference?

We want our customers to love their WEIMA machine and to feel good about the service they receive—that’s what keeps us going. We also work hard to ensure that, when it comes to service and expertise, WEIMA is the provider that marches at the head of the pack.

WEIMA Timeline

The important cornerstones of our company's history
01

1980 – The beginning

Visionary and entrepreneuer, Peter Rössler, founded the Weinsberg Maschinenfabrik (WEIMA) machinery factory and manufactured one of the first industrial wood shredders for cabinetmakers and wood shops.

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1982 – Briquette presses

In order to widen the scope of the machine portfolio and to meet customer requirements, briquette presses were added to the line and were being produced in the new production facility in the Ilsfeld industrial park. In addition, the Bavarian State Prize is awarded to WEIMA.

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1999 – Transatlantic expansion

The decision was made to expand into North America in order to reach new markets. In Fort Mill, South Carolina, a sales center was established, complete with a center for final assembly and a technical service department.

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2003 – The family business

WEIMA benefits from its multigenerational approach. Martin Friz became a managing partner and began working beside Peter Rössler.

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2006 – Second Production Center in Eastern Germany

In this year, WEIMA transferred the main portion of shredder production to Annaburg in Saxony-Anhalt in order to meet the worldwide growing demand.

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2014 - Target market China

WEIMA enters into a joint venture in north-eastern Yantai. Inside new production halls, machines are manufactured for the Chinese market exclusively.

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2018 – Portfolio extension | PÜHLER draining presses

WEIMA acquires draining and compressing specialist PÜHLER, looking back on a successful 40 year-old company history in Germany. Hydraulically driven PÜHLER packaging presses, can presses, and draining presses add to WEIMA's compressing portfolio that consisted of high-end industrial briquette presses.

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2018 – WEIMA campus expansion in Ilsfeld (Phase 1)

The headquarters in Ilsfeld underwent an expansion and was extensively modernized. Four years prior to this, the company’s cafe area was opened, making it possible to serve meals to over 100 employees on-site. The technical department was also rebuilt, adding more warehouse capacity and assembly area as well.

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2019 - Target market India

Shortly before the turn of the decade, WEIMA agrees on a joint venture in north-west India. The focus is on the expansion of the service commitment in the region.

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2020 – WEIMA campus expansion in Ilsfeld (Phase 2)

In addition to the campus extension of the administration buildings (Phase 2), WEIMA is expanding its capacities on a large scale for the repair of used machines and service work. With the production hall 4 further assembly areas are created. Furthermore, automated parts warehouses are being built and the control cabinet construction is being further modernized.

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