iwis is on the move!

13. March 2019 | iwis engine systems

At the end of 2019, iwis motorsysteme will start production in a new plant in Eastern Europe. 

In the future, a selected range of timing chains and chain tensioners will be assembled at the Oradea site in Romania. Production volumes that are currently manufactured in the Landsberg plant will be relocated to the new site.

In turn, Landsberg will become one of our future assembly centre for electrical applications for the automotive sector. iwis smart connect GmbH is the division for intelligent, electrical mobility and will set up its own production and assembly capabilities in Landsberg. The first lines have already been taken into operation.

It is our shared responsibility to ensure the future of the company and to keep the changes affecting our workforce within appropriate boundaries.

iwis is the world leader in innovative, cost-effective timing drive systems based on precision chains. Virtually all car manufacturers throughout the world are supplied with a total of 60,000 systems each day from plants in Munich, Landsberg, Pinghu and Murray. In addition to the automotive industry, iwis acts as a market leader in supplying precision roller chains to the mechanical engineering and plant construction industries across the globe. The chains are used in the printing and paper industry, packaging industry and conveyor technology, as well as in general engineering and the agricultural machinery industry. iwis smart connect is a specialist for electrical connecting technology for automotive and non-automotive applications.

Founded in 1916, the company is now managed by Johannes Winklhofer, the fourth generation of his family to do so.

iwis has a global workforce of more than 2,100 and has set itself the goal of achieving sales of 500 million euros in 2019. Besides its production plants in Germany (Munich, Landsberg, Wilnsdorf, Sontra, Kaufbeuren and Rieden) and in China, the USA and the Czech Republic, it has subsidiaries in various European and overseas countries, including Brazil, UK, France, India, Italy, Canada, Korea, Switzerland, Singapore and South Africa. iwis is represented at a total of 45 locations worldwide.

Corporate information:

iwis is a leading supplier of precision chain systems for drive and conveyor applications and is now active in the following areas:

  • iwis motorsysteme makes chains and timing drives for the automotive industry.
  • iwis antriebssysteme manufactures precision roller chains and conveyor chains for industrial applications, including machine and plant engineering, packaging and printing, the food industry and conveyor technology.
  • iwis smart connect is active in the fields of housing technology, high-precision metalworking, stamping and bending technology, in particular in the area of electrical connection technology, press-fit technology, IDC insulation displacement connectors and MCS contact technology.
  • THIEN eDrives: Electromobility and electric motors


Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
Andrea Schiller
Albert-Roßhaupter-Str. 53
81369 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 76909 1111
Fax: +49 (0)89 76909 1103
E-mail: andrea.schiller@iwis.com
Internet: www.iwis.com

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