The company was founded by Hermann Fliess in Duisburg in 1915. Within a few years the company established itself as a major manufacturer of covered electrodes and gas welding rods.
In the mid-'20s Fliess exported quality products worldwide. In the 30s the development and production of wire electrodes for submerged arc welding began in the 50s for GMA welding. Fliess filed for numerous patents and invested in modern production.
Today Fliess is an international manufacturer of welding consumables, following three simple principles: high quality, speed and uncompromising customer fulfillment.
This sustainable development Fliess owes to the fact that in addition to the products the company is responsible towards employees, the environment and the society. Therefore, Fliess committed especially today clearly to the production site of Germany!
Hermann Fliess, and his wife Frieda found the company HERMANN FLIESS & CO.
Manufacturing of covered stick electrodes
Patent of the "Reichspatentamt" to Fliess for "welding wire for autogenous and electrogenous welding with a copper-plated surface"
Friedrich H. Fliess, joins the company - 2nd generation
Development and manufacturing of wire electrodes for submerged arc welding
Destruction of the company by bomb attacks and start of reconstruction
Start of the production of wire electrodes for gas-shielded metal-arc welding
Patent from "Bundespatentamt" to FLIESS for bronze-plated wire electrodes
Henning H. Fliess, joins the company - 3rd generation
German and foreign patents for spooling in layers
Extension of the quality department according to national and international guidelines
Commissioning of a new production hall
Comprehensive renovation projects in order to satisfy the current and future requirements - capacity extension, environmental protection, waste disposal, health and safety and quality
Extension of the fabrication hall - Construction of a new neutralisation and water-treatment plant
Installation of several final-drawing machines
Construction of the new wire-rod hall
Commissioning of new automatic spooling machines for gas-shielded arc welding
In-house development and fabrication of four packaging machines
Alexander H. Fliess joins the company - 4th generation
destruction of the rough-drawing department by a serious fire
Reconstruction of the factory and enlargement by 3000 m²
Comissioning of new drawing shop
FLIESS celebrates 100 th anniversary
Acquisition of PITEC Germany GmbH
New construction of dispatch warehouse
Modernization and expansion of manufacturing capacity
Commissioning of final-drawing machine and automatic spooling machines for gas-shielded arc welding
We offer quality, on which our customers can rely on. Mature production experience combined with a close professional exchange with customers, science and research in combination with an uncompromising quality control to provide our customers one thing: A safe feeling.
Our quality department checks each wire ring. Each production stage is subject to continuous quality control.
The production of welding consumables without exception according to AWS S3 A 5:01 class or higher.
Thus, we ensure that our customers get exactly the quality that they need.
When manufacturing our welding consumables the aim is to meet both environmental and economic business objectives. We are committed to reducing environmental impact in terms of resource consumption, emissions and waste generation.
Conserving water resources, minimising the amount of waste water, and disposing of sewage is of great importance in addition to the careful handling of water-polluting substances in the plants. To this end, considerable expense for precautionary measures at the plant, e.g. impounding basins or double-walled plant components, are budgeted. The thorough training of all employees who handle water-polluting substances also plays a central role.
The water-polluting substances used in the production process are neutralised in our waste water treatment plant and supplied to the municipal sewage treatment plant as treated waste water. This waste water quantity has been reduced by 80% in recent years through the continuous improvement of production processes and treatment. The fresh water supply for industrial use and circulation cooling of the machinery from the operating wells was halved over the same period.
Noise and air pollution control are among the key tasks of environmental protection, as they have a direct, positive impact on the vicinity of the production plants. To improve the noise situation, all new operating facilities are designed to produce less noise and existing plant components are upgraded accordingly. Air pollution does not occur due to the processes involved in the production of solid wires.
The energy consumption during production and maintenance is continuously minimised. To this end, constructive measures such as the improved insulation of the façade and roof surfaces are provided for in order to reduce environmental heat transfer. The lighting technology is optimised in terms of energy-saving lamps, and more efficient drive systems and intelligent control systems are used. Training, and not least the will of our employees, help the company to reduce energy consumption.
We openly and comprehensively communicate the environmental impact of our production with our customers, suppliers, employees and authorities at all times.
Declaration of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), published on 30 December 2006 EU Official Journal 396/1.
As a downstream user ("downstream user"), the company Hermann Fliess & Co. GmbH meets all the requirements placed on them by the REACH Regulation.
As part of our business relationship, we inform you about relevant REACH affected by changes in our products, their delivery and the quality of the parts / products supplied by us to you. In individual cases, we will vote on appropriate action with you.
With regard to Article 33 of REACH:
The current list of candidates, the 17 May 2023, in accordance with Article 59 (10) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 ("REACH") is published (see the website of the European Chemical Agency; https://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table).
The products, which manufactures the Hermann Fliess & Co. Ltd. and its packaging contain no substances of more than 0.1 mass%, the substances listed in the candidate list.