With its three divisions – Automotive, Building + Industry and Flowforming – the Winkelmann Group is one of the leading groups of companies in the metal forming sector and undertakes work for well-known companies from a wide range of different industries.

    Headquartered in Ahlen, Germany and with production facilities in Germany, Poland, Turkey, China and the US we boast a global presence and are ideally positioned to meet the current and future needs of our customers and global markets.

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  • Company Portrait


    In the tradition of a mature family company, how we think and operate is based on taking a long-term perspective, whilst remaining innovative and flexible. Growth and success-oriented, we place a high priority on sustainable business, the quality of our products and processes, and excellent customer satisfaction.

    The Winkelmann Group currently comprises 30 legally independent business units, employing approx. 4,000 staff worldwide, staff who form the basis for and guarantee of our business success.

    The Management

    Heinrich Winkelmann, CEO
    Managing partner
    As a partner, director and fourth-generation company owner, Heinrich Winkelmann runs the Winkelmann Group with the strategic objective of always offering the group’s customers outstanding, state-of-the-art products.
    Heinz-Jürgen Buss, CFO
    Executive director
    As an executive director, Heinz-Jürgen Buss is responsible for ensuring the efficient use of company resources, ongoing optimisation of business processes and managing the group’s financial processes both nationally and internationally.
    Dr. Song Xiao
    Dr. Song Xiao, CDA
    Chief Director Asia
    In his capacity as Chief Director Asia, Dr. Song Xiao is responsible for the development of business in all areas of business in Asia. His efforts are focused particularly on the Chinese market. From his headquarters in Shanghai he carries out a general linkup, on behalf of the Group, between Chinese/Asiatic business operations and the Winkelmann Group’s global business.
  • Company History


    More than one hundred years ago, Heinrich Winkelmann and Caspar Pannhoff founded an independent workshop producing goods for the enamel industry. The business grew rapidly over the years to become a highly advanced SME, which is still today headquartered in the town of Ahlen in Westphalia.

    Winkelmann + Pannhoff GmbH Umformtechnik always operated unostentatiously and diversified by founding manageable, sales-oriented subsidiaries. During the expansion phase in particular, the founders were careful to ensure that production efficiency, research and development in the relevant product segment and technical perfection in the production process always remained a key focus. The young company was not satisfied with simply mastering and consolidating existing knowledge acquired from elsewhere, but was keen to face up to the challenge posed by and keep pace with the rapid growth in knowledge. The company’s success has more than justified the approach taken by the founders and their successors.

    For this family business, staff welfare and workplace safety were important considerations. The commitment and loyalty of our employees was and remains of fundamental importance in meeting past and future business challenges. Our company philosophy has always been to treat our suppliers and business partners fairly and to show them loyalty, and that remains just as true today.

  • Facts and Figures


      • Organisation

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      • Sites


        The Winkelmann Group currently comprises 26 independent business units. This is made up of 13 production and sales businesses, 12 sales companies and a steel trading Company.

        DE Ahlen (DE)
        Winkelmann Group GmbH + Co. KG
        Winkelmann Powertrain Components GmbH + Co. KG
        Winkelmann MSR Technology GmbH & Co. KG
        Winkelmann Water Storage GmbH
        Reflex Winkelmann GmbH
        Winkelmann Metal Solutions GmbH
        Winkelmann Flat Vessel GmbH & Co. KG
        DE Wettringen (DE)
        Sinusverteiler GmbH

        PL Legnica (PL)
        Winkelmann Sp. z o. o.
        PL Wabrzezno (PL)
        Reflex Polska Sp. z o. o.

        TR Corlu (TR)
        Winkelmann Otomotiv Parcalari San. ve Tic. Ltd. Ști.
        TR Düzce/Turkey (TR)
        Nema Winkelmann Isitma ve Su Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. Ltd. Ști

        USA Oxnard (USA)
        CNG cylinders international, LP

        CZ Prag (CZ)
        Reflex CZ, s.r.o.

        CN Shanghai (CN)
        Shanghai Winkelmann Longchuan SWL Motorcomponents Co. Ltd.
        Reflex Heating & Energy Equipment Co., Ltd.
        Winkelmann Powertrain Components (Langfang) Co., Ltd.

        NL Bleskensgraf (NL)
        Reflex Nederland B.V.

        GR Dafni (GR)
        Reflex Hellas A.E.

        AT Wien (AT)
        Reflex Austria GmbH

        SK Rakovo (SK)
        Reflex SK, s.r.o.

        CH Pratteln (CH)
        Reflex Schweiz GmbH

        RUS Moskau (RUS)
        Reflex RUS OOO

      • Careers


        As a globally-oriented business group, the Winkelmann Group is an attractive employer offering international career opportunities, a flat organisational structure and a company culture which emphasises openness and respect. Every day, our staff work together with the objective of carrying our success story forward into the future and of actively shaping that future success. Motivation and ability represent essential prerequisites for developing and manufacturing first-class products. To ensure we attain these qualities, we provide individual education and training opportunities, a modern workplace, optimum working conditions and a strong focus on health and safety at all of our sites around the world.

        To ensure that we remain successful going forward, every year we train a large number of young people through commercial and technical apprenticeships and also offer apprenticeships under the ‘dual system’ (a mixture of school-based vocational education and an apprenticeship).

        external_link More detailed information on careers is available at www.winkelmann-talents.de/de/en/