fischer celebrates 75th anniversary

From a workshop operation to a leader in key areas of fastening technology – that’s how you could summarise the development of the fischer family business since it was founded in 1948.

Although the business was heavily focused on plastic plugs and on operating in Germany in the past, it has since evolved into a global Group of Companies under the management of Prof Klaus Fischer, particularly in the past 40 years. The company is renowned for its innovative power, through which it continues to develop new products and areas of business. Its fischer InnovationCampus was established for this purpose.

The company’s success story was evident once again in the past financial year, during which fischer achieved a turnover of over one billion euro for the first time in the company’s history.
Starting with a patented plastic expansion plug in 1958, fischer now offers system solutions and services for planning, construction and operation throughout a building’s entire supply chain.

In addition to plastic plugs, steel anchors, chemical fixing systems and screws, the range also includes facade substructures, installation systems, FireStop solutions for passive fire protection, anchor channels and much more. fischer has consistently launched industry firsts over the past 75 years. Anyone who believed that the world-famous S-plug could not be developed any further was proved wrong by the fixing expert from the northern Black Forest with the introduction of the DuoPower plug. This plug, which has already proven to be more successful than the S-Plug, independently adapts to any building material it is anchored in. It automatically activates the suitable function by folding, expanding or knotting. In 2015, DuoPower was just the beginning of the DuoLine family, which now comprises a wide range of products with an innovative combination of materials. 

The Group operates globally with around 80% of the family businesses’ turnover generated outside Germany. With 51 subsidiaries in 39 countries, the fischer Group of Companies is successfully established in the market and exports to more than 120 countries, with new subsidiaries due to be added.

There are many good reasons for fischer and its members of staff to celebrate its 75-year anniversary and look towards the future, which they already did in summer at a forum to mark the milestone birthday. fischer’s Brand Ambassador Jürgen Klopp, one of the world’s most successful coaches, was a special guest of the evening. The three-time Olympic eventing champion Michael Jung, who is also a Brand Ambassador for the fischer Group of Companies, also attended the event along with many members of staff. “They are our company’s greatest asset and most crucial factor for success, rather than our facilities and buildings,” company owner Prof Klaus Fischer repeatedly emphasises.