The core and focus of fischer is the business segment for fixing systems. This is our special competence. With over 14,000 articles, we provide a solution for every fixing problem. We belong to the market leaders in important areas.
The strength of this business segment lies in our capability to provide the right product in a technically-perfect design for a wide range of customers, from DIY fans through to skilled trade workers, right up to key account partners. Then, as now, our competence for the development of new products, with 13.2 patent applications per 1000 employees, is exceptional.
From a Swabian workshop business to an internationally active SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) - this is how one can describe the development of the fischer company group since its foundation in the year 1948. The family business has always remained aware of its roots: the head office is still located in Waldachtal-Tumlingen in the northern Black Forest, about 60 km southwest of Stuttgart.
The characteristic feature of the company is its power of innovations, which has repeatedly led not only to the development of new products, but also the opening up of new areas of business. Today these are divisions of “fischer Fixing Systems”, “fischer Automotive Systems”, “fischertechnik” and “fischer Consulting”.
The group includes 43 national companies. Production sites are located in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, and the USA. In 2014, our 4,160 employees worldwide generated a consolidated turnover of € 661 million.
The latest division, “fischer Consulting”, emerged from the skills developed in our own company. The fischer process system (fPS) introduced by the owner and long-time CEO Klaus Fischer (65) strives for continuous improvement. The company should be flexible and lean, and always oriented in its focus to the benefit for the customer.
The largest division is the Fixing Systems with more than 14,000 articles. The strengths of the company continue to lie in the technological leadership in important fields of fixing technology. Here the company is continuing what the founder Artur Fischer (95) began with his legendary invention, the nylon anchor, over 50 years ago: the company is still characterised today by the disproportionately large number of patents held.
This division will continue to form the core area of the group in the future. Klaus Fischer sees good opportunities here to expand further both on the domestic market and internationally. The strength of this division lies in providing the right product in technical perfection for a wide range of customers from the handyman to the craftsmen and on to key-account partners.
Another main pillar of the company is the automotive area, which offers kinematic interior solutions for all the greats of the automotive industry, produced under ultra-modern conditions at the Horb location.
“Fischertechnik” rounds off the product portfolio with its range of toys. The kits are classics in the sector of construction toys. These quality toys made in Germany have a worldwide following, and have been able to consolidate their position even further.