Since 1967 WIDOS has been constantly searching for new technical solutions in the special field of plastic welding. WIDOS equipment sets a good standard in the quality of welded joints and contributes to the safety of service systems.
The fully developed constructions and the solid fabrication warrant high efficiency. Due to decades of experience and the close cooperation with the leading pipe and fitting producers, a know-how has been developed which offers unequalled opportunities worldwide. With about 100 qualified employees, subsidiaries in many European countries and representations and agencies on all continents, WIDOS is the competent partner in plastic welding – giving honest advice and reliable service – even a long time after the purchase.
History of WIDOS
WIDOS: Wilhelm Dommer Söhne GmbH
WIDOS, a company with long tradition, is looking back on a successful history of 60 years and is considered today the prime father of numerous welding machines.
1946: Foundation of the company Wilhelm Dommer in Heimerdingen – main focus on car repair and mechanical fabrication
1951: Emigration to larger premises in Stuttgart-Möhringen
1960: Own workshop as supplier for the automobile industry on today’s premises
1961: Start of the co-operation with the master’s organization FLIZ with the first sanitary tools.
1967: Foundation of Wilhelm Dommer Söhne OHG and development of the first welding machine FLIZ 955 by Armin and Wilhelm Dommer – further pipe welding machines are being developed subsequently
1976: Change of company name from Wilhelm Dommer Söhne OHG to WIDOS Wilhelm Dommer Söhne GmbH
1980: Development of the first CNC technology for workshop welding machines
1990: Foundation of WIDOS Netherlands, later WIDOS Benelux B.V.
1991: Foundation of WIDOS Grüna (city of Chemnitz)
1993: Foundation of WIDOS Singapore
1994: Foundation of WIDOS AG Switzerland
1996: 50th anniversary
2004: First ISO 9001 certificate
2006: 60th anniversary
2008: Foundation of the agency in Hamburg
2009: Reconstruction of the head office
2010: Foundation of WIDOS LLC in the USA
2011: Foundation of WIDOS AUS NZ Pty. Ltd.
2011: 100th birthday of the company founder
The revolutionary approach of the first pipe welding machines, whose developement had been started by Armin and Dieter Dommer in 1967, is considered to be the basic concept of practically every equipment that is available worldwide. They have been refined constantly – for workshop, construction site and special applications.
A further milestone in the development was the integration of the CNC technology in welding machines for construction sites and workshops.