iwis has a worldwide reputation as a supplier of high-end technical products and services. The group’s corporate culture is based on the sound values and traditions of a family company.
iwis has a decentralised organisational structure and is divided into four autonomous operational divisions.
The holding company Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG manages, coordinates and monitors iwis. This structure ensures unity in central corporate issues and allows the company to respond quickly to market demands.
Central holding company
Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, based in Munich (Germany), is the strategic holding company of the autonomous divisions of the group. The holding is supported by an Advisory Board consisting of members of the shareholders’ families and various experts. The Advisory Board is responsible for making key decisions on corporate, development and product policy, as well as determining finance and investment policy.
The holding’s central departments include controlling, finance and accounting, HR, organisation and IT. The departments are grouped in central units managed by the directors of the holding company.
Our autonomous business divisions
The group’s product lines are concentrated in three operational divisions with their respective subsidiaries. These divisions are managed by the holding company.
The divisions are as follows:
- Automotive: iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG
- Industry: iwis antriebssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, iwis antriebssysteme GmbH
- Smart connect: iwis systemtechnik GmbH, iwis smart connect GmbH, iwis e-tec GmbH
This decentralised structure encourages and facilitates target-oriented, coordinated activities within the respective product fields, regardless of whether it is a question of research and development, production, marketing or sales.
Our Advisory Board
meets several times a year and decides on key topics regarding the company's development.
Members of the Advisory Board are
- Gerhard Winklhofer (Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board)
- Dr. Gerd Sachs (chairman of the Advisory Board)
- Dipl.-Ing. Rita Forst
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Meuche
- Horst Stumpe
- Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart