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History

  • Origin

  • 1971 Foundation BIW

    ...  as a successor to Dow Corning Silicones belonging to Bochumer Isolierstoff-Werke. The first production facility for Silicone Extrusions was located at Limperg in Schwelm - specialized for woven tapes and tubes braiding

  • 1975 new building

    ... in Schwelm at the B7 with continuous extensions

    1975 new building at the B7

  • 1987 relocation

    ... to the industrial area Oelkinghausen Ennepetal with 45 employees

    1987 relocation to Ennepetal

  • 1990 generation change

    ... of management

  • Stages of development

  • 1998 enlargement

    ... of production facility in the areas of knitting and silicone foam

  • 2000 acquisition

    ... of a neighbouring plot with hall for injection moulding and its assembly

  • 2006 Construction

    ... of a new production hall with logistic center

    2006 Construction of a new production hall with logistic center

  • 2007 Construction

    ... and commissioning of the Technology Center

    2007 Construction and commissioning of the Technology Center

  • 2008 Heightening of Office Building

    ... and expansion of customer service

    2008 Heightening of Office Building

  • 2009 Acquisition

    ... of storage depot Pregelstraße 2

  • 2010 Leasing

    ... of storage depot for raw materials in Schwelm

  • 2011 New building

    ... production hall Silicone Mouldings

    2011 Neubau Spritzguss

  • 2012 opening

    ...production hall „Automotive and Medical Devices” in Weichselstreet

  • 2014 Acquisition

    ... of a neighbouring plot with 3 production halls

  • 2014 Foundation BIW Insulation and sealing technology (kunshan) co. ltd.

    Foundation BIW Kunshan

  • 2015 construction

    ... incoming goods department and raw material warehouse as well as expansion of coating lines (Weichselstreet)

  • 2015 opening production biw china in kunshan

    Opening BIW Kunshan

  • 2015 foundation of biw polska, wroclaw (breslau)

    ....and launch of product customising facility 

  • 2015 - 2016 Expansion of production facility in Ennepetal, Germany

    ...  by additional 12.000 m² of production space plus the expansion of our self-contained sampling department located close to the Research & Development section

  • 2017 generation change

    ... 2nd to 3rd generation in the family business

  • 2018 Expansion of the office floor including open-space office

     

  • 2018 Foundation for cultural change BIW WITH NEW MANAGEMENT

     

  • Today

  • BIW is

    ... european market leader with over 4.500 to Silicone and among top 3 in the segment cable protection systems