Wichelhaus Group

In the more than 110 years of our company history, we have developed from a small handicraft business in Solingen to an owner-managed medium-sized special machine builder and technology partner with a network of specialized companies around us.

With our core companies of Wichelhaus KG, Enilution GmbH as well as WicoPro and the further partnerships in the group, this network offers a "full service offer" to our customers all over the world. Be it for complex projects in the field of automation, engineering, textile machine construction, special machine construction, IoT solutions or bending technology.

Our customers appreciate above all in the cooperation with the Wichelhaus Group:

  • the cross-company processing of their projects at one contact partner
  • the efficient use of technological synergies within the group
  • the agile use of the entire know-how of the group through the project-related involvement of top-class experts from the network.

From hall planning to engineering and development of the machine control system, from the actual machine construction to assembly and commissioning, we accompany our customers through their entire project.

In addition, the consistent internationalization of our activities with a focus on the worldwide locations of our key customers is an important pillar for our further development.

Holistic thinking from a single source is our business model.

Wichelhaus KG

  • Special machines
  • Automation
  • Robotics

Wico Pro

  • Jig and fixture construction
  • Special machines Electrical engineering

Enilution GmbH

  • Engineering

Further competences

IT and network technology, switchgear construction, industrial service, PC programming, electrical engineering und PLC programming, MES

Die Wichelhaus Gruppe - Details


We are at home in Solingen and Karlsruhe and on the move around the world.
Do you think and act globally? We do too.
From our two locations in Solingen and Karlsruhe, we have built up a network of representatives and contacts around the world. We follow our customers wherever they need us. In addition to our focal points in Europe, China, the USA and the Middle East, we are able to work for you with our specialists at (almost) any point in the world, depending on the project.



Increase in space
With the purchase of another hall in Solingen, we triple our production area.


New structure
We found Enilution GmbH, adapt our internal structures and thus create the preconditions for further growth of the group.


Expansion of the production area
We open our third plant in Solingen.


Establishment of WICO Pro
With the integration of HK electronic into our group, we set up WICO Production GmbH at the Karlsruhe site.


New development
We present our completely new development of a textile machine of the type Vario Line Jigger and install it at the University of Applied Sciences for Textile Design in Mönchengladbach for training and development purposes.


Expansion of textile machinery
We expand our textile machine construction and become one of Europe's leading suppliers of innovative industrial jigger dyeing systems.


Integration Kista
We integrate the technical division of the Wuppertal-based machine manufacturer Kista into our group.


Service partnership
We become service partner of Suhner Automation GmbH and set up the service location in Solingen.


With the purchase of a further production area in Solingen, we double our surface area.


Jörg Demtröder takes over Wichelhaus & Co. The core business is strategically expanded with the establishment of the business area of special solutions in the field of industrial automation.


Wichelhaus achieves international success with the patented grinding machine.


August Wichelhaus founds his company to develop, build and sell a razor blade grinding machine.