So sind wir eben Chronik

Keeping what’s good, leaving behind what’s obsolete: this is how we can describe our sense of tradition, which all of us in the company are pleased to uphold. At Risse + Wilke it is lasting values that matter. Values that have always been a feature of medium-sized industrial businesses: people, machines and steel. Not just any steel, but the highly technical advanced and high-value material cold-rolled steel strip.

This is the world of Risse + Wilke. And this is also the reason why the third generation manages the family company in line with the motto “progress driven by tradition”.  The location in Iserlohn, at the north-westerly point of the Sauerland area of Germany, is attractive in two respects. It offers a workplace in beautiful natural surroundings while having ideal connections to the A1 and A45, close to the major supply markets and cultural centres in the Ruhr area.


Partnership with customers

Long-term partnership is a basic principle for us: it is the supporting foundation upon which our business is built. We see ourselves as a partner, which is why we prefer to bring our expertise to bear in the development of applications in an early, forward-looking manner. We are familiar with our customers’ product ranges from the following fields: automotive, deformation technology, roller and slide bearings, saws and hinges.

We have such precise knowledge of the many production and forming procedures that we have often been able to overcome production hurdles using individually coordinated cold-rolled steel products. This is with the aim of ultimately keeping and promoting the working life and quality of the products at a high level for our customers. Risse + Wilke relies on interdisciplinary development within the team and on partnership-based cooperative working – for joint success.


People and technology

Innovation needs identification: it is on this basis that we at Risse + Wilke achieve high levels of customer satisfaction, high productivity and optimal quality. We are positioned excellently, both in terms of technology and people. It motivates us to work with high-quality equipment, such as modern reversing stands for quarto or multi-roll operations, a high-convection annealing technique, the latest continuous tempering furnaces, a wide-ranging spectrum of slitting and cut-to-length lines or a high-performance IT infrastructure based on SAP R/3.

It promotes the enthusiasm, loyalty and dedication that come from enjoying high social standards, always being well-informed about operational processes and knowing that much is also done to keep colleagues healthy, too. Our pleasant working environment makes it worthwhile for us to identify with our tasks and really work in a team.


Quality and service

Knowledge, ability and experience come together to form expertise: this awareness shapes our working style. Every day we work to keep ourselves up to date and make processes come together even better so that we can optimise our products.

We know just how good it is to have the right feeling and to contribute that “special something” to make optimal products and logistics solutions possible for our customers. We always keep an eye on the whole picture so that we can deal with each detail carefully.



Logistics and processes

By working systematically to pragmatic innovations: certified systems and regulations manuals, such as ISO/TS 16949, are our common thread that leads us to quality assurance and process stability. In particular, our obligatory systems enable us to identify optimisation potential in every area, beginning with process technology, via additional services, through to innovative projects in environmental management, such as increasing energy efficiency.

For many customers and staff, Risse + Wilke is a partner for whom safety and reliability are among the basic values – safety in the pragmatic sense of forward-looking development, high process quality and reliable transport logistics; reliability in the interpersonal sense in particular.


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