The Viessmann Story
Founder Wieland Viessmann had the right vision. When searching for a market niche where he could start his own business, he chose model train accessories - his own experience as a kid contributed to his decision. But before he founded a company he became a toolmaker. After a couple of years of professional experience and another two years at a Technical College he passed his exam as mechanical engineer. From 1982 to 1987 he worked as designer for production equipment and was in charge of the warehouse and the logistics at Viessmann heating systems. This career was a good foundation for his next steps - and still today he leaves his office from time to time and is slipping back into the role as constructional engineer.
1987 That is when his success story began. A small shed in Reddighausen, a small suburb of Hatzfeld, and a few machines.
1988 Production started with 7 employees. The first HO-models were manufactured -the classic park lantern, curved post top lanterns and curved pole lanterns were introduced.
1989 the production capacity was expanded due to high demand.
1991 the first TT products came onto the market. It was a brave but successful attempt to enter this market since nobody had experience with TT gauge mainly used in the former German federal republic (DDR).
1992 Viessmann employed 27 people.
1993 a modern Viessmann production facility was opened in Hungary - long before the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
2000 a new Viessmann warehouse with over 300 square meters was opened in Hatzfeld while another production hall with over 1,500 square meters was opened in Hungary.
2004 the number of employees has increased to 220 people working at Viessmann Hatzfeld and in Viessmann Hungary.
2005will see new facilities for seminars in Hatzfeld-Reddighausen. Users and dealers will then have the opportunity to learn everything about Viessmann products e.g. how to install tracks with catenary or how to operate digital systems.
2010 Viessmann buys KIBRI, the Plastic Manufacturer of buildings and moving cranes and vehicles.
You see, the Viessmann story goes on and on and you are part of it!
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|How signals work
|See all Viessmann signals
|Viessmann signals DIGITAL
|Viessmann Daylight signals details
|Viessmann Lighting HO
|Viessmann Special HO Accessories
|Viessmann E-Motion electronics and more
|Viessmann N signals
|Viessmann N Lighting
|Viessmann N Vehicles
|Viessmann Z signals
|Viessmann Z Lighting
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|About arm signals
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|Manuals and Downloads: Go to Viessmann site for download of Manuals or instructions. (scroll down until you see the window with products numbers. Look for the one you need.)
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