Our history - our journey through time
100 years – not many people live that long. Not many companies reach this venerable age either – and even if they do, maturity is rarely accompanied by an increase in strength, scope and outlook. In our anniversary year, we are stronger and more visible than ever. We are more internationally oriented than ever before, but we are still very much a family company. We are also living proof that “medium-sized company” and “market leader” is not a contradiction in terms.
(Johannes Winklhofer’s foreword to our 2016 brochure “100 Years iwis")
The company history, and with it the history of the Winklhofer family, is and always has been about moving forward. It is characterized by a relentless determination to advance and develop, rather than to be content with stagnation, complacency and mediocrity.
We were, we are and always will be proud of our commitment to striding ahead – as our history clearly shows. This is why we chose “The journey of those striding ahead” as the central theme of our chronicle and our anniversary year 2016. To this day, “striding ahead” is a fundamental principle and core vision of our company. We never stop – we keep moving ahead on our journey through time….
Today finds us more future-oriented and more innovative than ever before. In strategic and commercial terms, we are constantly looking and moving in the same direction: forwards! Yet after taking a close look at our past, one thing is certain: our history, our heritage, the sum of our experiences, our setbacks and successes, are the guarantee of our stability. These deep roots help us to keep our feet firmly on the ground – and also enable us to reach for the sky.