Wethje GmbH – highly specialized yet diverse
With its comprehensive spectrum of expertise, Wethje Carbon Composites GmbH is the ideal partner for industries as diverse as motorsports, mold manufacturing, automotive and aerospace – Wethje GmbH always has the right manufacturing solution to assure quality and quantity.
Brothers Reinhard and Reimer Wethje could hardly have picked a better year than 1979 to head for the starting line with their team of ten employees, all avid motorsports fans. Over the following decade, rallying boomed, cult cars grew in popularity and road cars grew in horsepower.
Wethje GmbH specialized in manufacturing lightweight carbon-fiber parts. Wethje parts helped to launch the legendary Audi Quattro, the first vehicle with all-wheel drive on Germany's roads. Alpina racing and mass-production cars also include components manufactured by Wethje. With two locations – the headquarters in Pleinting and a branch in Hengersberg – and nearly 270 employees, Wethje is currently one of the leading manufacturers of carbon-composite parts for international motorsports, premium sports cars and mass-produced vehicles, as well as for aerospace and industrial applications. Investors include Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, with 82 percent of shares, and Cross Industries AG, with 18 percent. Wethje acquired the aerospace industry as its second major sector thanks to Florian Anzeneder, who initially started as sales manager at Wethje and was named as a second managing director next to Takashi Morishima in 2015.
"When we decided to go with Tebis, we really hit the bull’s-eye. We were immediately impressed by the many milling strategies for all of our application areas. The collision checking is also very precise – better than what we saw in other systems."
Visible and structural parts, exterior skin elements, prototypes and pre-series parts, composite tooling, aerospace parts, products for industrial applications
- Manufacturing methods for any task
- Fast and flexible
- Automated 2.5D machining
Wethje Carbon Composites GmbH
Thomas Reitberger, Christian Seis, Richard Kurz, Ercan Yalcin
Technical Director, NC Programmer, Sales Manager