Wanzl stands for dynamism, reliability and progress. We have been a recognized global leader for our shop solutions, Retail systems, logistics + industry, Airport + security solutions and Hotel service business divisions for decades.
We always set the highest standards for ourselves:
- Responsibility to customers, employees, the environment and society has been the basic philosophy of the company since its foundation in 1947, and is inseparably connected to our corporate identity.
- Partnership for us means working dependably beside with our customers around the world on everything from the individual product to planning and service and even turnkey system solutions for international rollouts.
- Innovation is our profession. to ensure joint success, we offer a comprehensive product range and individual customizing as well as creative and competent consultancy.
Wanzl solutions are always synonymous with exceptional quality, attractive aesthetics and distinctive
design combined with optimum ergonomics.
As a high performance and value oriented family company, as well as a quality leader, our name is our guarantee that we will contribute to the success of our customers with ideas, creativity and service – both now and in the future.
Innovation from tradition:
In 1918, Rudolf Wanzl Senior opened a small locksmith’s in Giebau (Sudetenland) which expanded into a scale manufacturing business and agricultural machinery store with 20 employees.
Following the second World War and displacement from the Sudetenland, Rudolf Wanzl senior and his son Rudolf established a workshop for scale manufacturing and repair service in leipheim in 1947.
The impetus to dedicate themselves to the “self-service” concept came from cash register manufacturer NCR in Augsburg. in contrast to wire processing enterprises that were already known at the time, Rudolf Wanzl and his father were prepared to manually manufacture the shopping baskets required for the NCR demonstration room individually. in 1949, shopping trolleys and hand baskets were ordered for the opening of the first self service shop in Germany, helping the family business to become renowned in the industry. At the beginning of the 1950s, Rudolf Wanzl travelled to the USA where he met the inventor of the shopping trolley, sylvan N. Goldman. on the flight home he had already designed his own, more ready maneuverable model, which forms the basis for all shopping trolleys in use today. Rudolf Wanzl recognized the opportunity to develop the self-service concept, which was growing rapidly as part of the economic miracle, and in doing so, the cornerstone was laid for today’s success of enterprise.
Family-owned BUSINESS, FOUNDED in 1947
Family run for three generations 11 plants in 7 countries 21 sales offices worldwide 5 business divisions:
–logistics + industry
–Airport + security solutions
Employs over 4,200 staff, including more than 2,400 in Germany
training firm with around 100 trainees in Germany Group turnover in 2012 approx. €530 million Winner of numerous accolades and design awards.
2.Coin Deposit Systems & Machine
3.Guidance & Security System
5.Shelving Systems & Installation Solution
6.Software Systems & Scanners
7.Stands & Display