The family-run company Wakol was established in 1934 as Chemische Fabrik Walter Kolodziej in the city of Pirmasens. At first, the range of products was tailored to the local shoe industry. After growing dramatically and making important acquisitions, today, the company generates a net revenue of about 55.4 million euros by producing and distributing adhesives and sealing compounds. The product ranges focus on: parquet and floor layers in the area of laying materials, upholstery and mattress industry, shoe industry, construction and automotive supply industry in the area of industrial systems as well as metal packing industry in the area of sealing compounds.
Wakol has considerably invested in the site for 15 years. No production plant is older than 15 years. A process control computer controls, monitors and documents all manufactures on the 50,000 square metre site according to the same basic principle. Details concerning a specific production process are stored for many years and can be traced back at any time within the storage period. The control and quality assurance principle was developed in a joint collaboration between Wakol and the manufacturer of the process control computer software and is still setting the bar within the industry.
Dr. Götz Hillert
Dr. Frederic Holzbaur
Year of establishment1934
Employeesrund 180 (Gruppe)
Unternehmen der Wakol-GruppeWakol GmbH, Mäder (A)
Wakol Adhesa AG, Bern (CH)
Wakol Foreco Srl., Marcallo con Casone (I)
Loba-Wakol Polska Sp. z o.o., Warschau (PL)
Loba Wakol LLC, Charlotte (USA)
Business activityChemical industry:
Laying materials, industrial
adhesives, sealing compounds