Crisis makes creative – Spit protection wall with forged parts

Crisis makes creative – Spit protection wall with forged parts


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Jochen Baberg – 50 years at WSW

Jochen Baberg – 50 years at WSW



How did Jochen Baberg come to WSW?
Jochen Baberg was not only the next-door neighbour of the company’s founder Wilhelm Schulte-Wiese, but also one of Wilhelm Schulte-Wiese’s children’s good playmates. So naturally Jochen Baberg’s mother asked over the garden fence: “Willi, have you got an office job for my boy?” So it was soon arranged that after leaving school, on 15.07.1969, Willi would start training to be an industrial clerk at WSW. He completed this training with flying colours. After that he decided to do further training in Altena. During that whole time he spent every spare minute at Schulte-Wiese to earn extra pocket money working in the firm’s dispatch department. So in this respect we can say he has always stayed closely connected to the firm.

After his educational qualification in Altena he was trained in sales and due to his open and honest manner quickly established contact with customers. In that sector he shaped and further developed WSW for decades by his personal and tireless efforts. Thus it was that in the seventies, a period when Schulte Wiese was growing rapidly, he loaded up lorries almost every Saturday and prepared the necessary dispatch papers.

His ambition and commitment were not only evident both in private and working life but also in his hobby – judo. He was not only an active team competitor but was also a coach for many years. During that time he always achieved high performance levels and currently holds the third Dan (3rd black belt). As a result of his consistent role as a coach, his striving to be successful and to work professionally is still his most valuable asset.

We must also mention his ability to inspire his colleagues and at the same time talk in such an easy-going way that it puts a smile on everyone’s face. This is always enriching for all those working closely with him and creates a special working climate.

The Management would like to again say “Thank you” personally for the fifty years he has dedicated to the company.

The whole WSW Team already wish Jochen Baberg a long and enjoyable retirement starting in January 2020.

PS: physically, he is still in his private training camp and is keeping himself fit. Keep it up!

Philipp Andre Klever leaves WSW

Philipp Andre Klever leaves WSW



After almost 6 years our managing director Philipp Andre Klever (commercial desk) is leaving us, taking a new challenge in our Prange Group in pharmaceuticals division where he will be in charge as new director of Sales and Marketing.

He hands over his position to Dietmar Rohleder, CEO of our parent company MVB Beteiligungen AG. As managing director Mr. Cengiz Tezsoy (technical desk) remains in charge. Regarding sales topics Stacy Fotis, Jochen Baberg and Michael Strauss will assist our customers.

We thank Mr. Klever for setting the course for the new sales orientation of our company and wish him every success for his new job.

Reinforcement of the WSW-Team

Michael C. Strauss joins WSW-Team as key account manager


Michael C. Strauss, Key Account Manager, has been a proactive member of the WSW Team since August 2018.

”As a sales engineer I am delighted to have the status of an ambassador, the spearhead of the company both at home and abroad and to be the frontman, project developer and problem solver, the commercial and technical interface between customers, partners, production, office and the managing directors. We will continue to focus on our key competences, which WSW can utilise in the course of globalisation in order to be able to forge “hot” safety related iron for you, our globally operating customers.“

WSW on InnoTrans

WSW – Visit us from September 18th to 21st, 2018 on InnoTrans Berlin


This year, for the first time, we will be presenting our manufacturing expertise in the area of safety-relevant drop forged parts for rolling stock and railway superstructure to a broad specialist audience at the international railway exhibition InnoTrans in Berlin.

You would like to make an appointment in advance? You can reach us at  Tel.:+49 (0) 2391-9759-0.

We look forward to welcoming you to our booth 221 in hall 25 and are wishing all visitors a pleasant journey and a successful exhibition.

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New dual leadership at WSW

With Dipl.-Ing. Cengiz Tezsoy and Philipp-André Klever WSW gets a dual leadership in the management.


After Mr. Roland Newe left our company on 15.07.17 at his own request in order to take up a new position with a former employer, the Mendritzki-Group, Mr. Philipp-André Klever temporarily took over as the sole managing director. As from 1.10.17 he will now be joined by Mr. Cengiz Tezsoy, who will begin his new position as technical managing director of our company.

Mr. Tezsoy is married, has two children, is a graduate engineer and has over 15 years’ experience in technical fields of the forging industry.

Together with Mr. Klever, who has been with the Prange Group and WSW since 2013, Mr. Tezsoy views the future with confidence and is looking forward both to the new challenge and to having the opportunity to meet you personally.

WSW receives Caterpillar SQEP-Certifcate

WSW have been handed over the Caterpillar SQEP-Certificate.


Last Wednesday Roland Newe and Philipp Andre Klever, representing Wilhelm Schulte-Wiese Gesenkschmiede staff, have been handed over the Caterpillar SQEP Certificate in Gosselies, Belgium.

The SQEP certificate of the US construction and mining machinery company is given to its most important suppliers to recognize them for maintaining highest quality standards and gives them the status of a preferred supplier. During the certification period quality management, process management, safety standards, efficient logistic process and the willingness to improve, among other areas, have been verified.

Back home in Plettenberg, the valued words of Caterpillar about the achievements were passed to all employees and colleagues.

New Managing Director at WSW

Roland Newe follows Christian Teichert as Managing Director

csm_wsw-newe-teichert_6e0746a22dOn March 1st, 2016 there is a change in the management of WSW: Dipl-Ing. Christian Teichert leaves after 3 years the company to join another company that is not in competition with WSW.

But there is a smooth transition: On February 1st, 2016 Dipl.-Phys. Roland Newe has joined WSW and he is taking over the responsibility as MD on March 1st, 2016. Roland Newe is 50 years old and has 25 years experience in the steel business. In his private life he is married and father of three grown-up children. He likes mountain-biking and watching football. The new MD describes his vision of WSW with the following words: „I will develop WSW the same way that Christian Teichert has started, we are aiming at becoming a company that is modern, globally present and focused on specialties.“

WSW under new Sales Management

Philipp-André Klever appointed as Head of Sales at WSW

csm_philipp-klever_01_bc17781b59As of today Philipp-André Klever takes over the responsibility for the WSW Sales Team after previously working for 2 1/2 years as the Assistant to Managing Director Christian Teichert and 1 1/2 years of working as a Management Accountant on the shareholders side in the Prange Group. The 33 year old former bank clerk, holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Business Manangement and Finance and started collecting first international experiences in banks and later on in various companies within the Prange Group.

We are looking forward to a good cooperation and are wishing him a successful start for his new challenge.

HPQ Rail Track and HPQ Rail Vehicles

bahnSince the year 2000 we are supplying the rail industry – both rail and track. The share of this business area accounts for approximately 40% of our total sales making it significantly important to us. Our customers require the highest level of quality and reliability when it comes to forged parts  – manufactured ready to install –  since the parts are built-in in sensitive areas of the chassis and couplings of high speed trains, as well as on high speed tracks. At the beginning of October we also received beside the manufacturer-related product qualification for Rail Track parts (German: Herstellerbezogene  Produkt Qualifikation (HPQ) HPQ Oberbau ) the HPQ Rail Vehicles certification of Deutsche Bahn (German Rail). These certifications are subject to strict Deutsche Bahn specific regulations and are essential and required when it comes to the manufacturing of safety-related products whether they are directly or indirectly delivered to the Deutsche Bahn AG. The requalification is carried out in a 3-year cycle.