Behind the scenes: How fischer develops chemical fixing systems “Made in Germany”

At fischer, developing a new product involves teamwork.

We previously introduced our Plastics Business Unit and the developers at fischer Italia in our “Behind the Scenes” series. This time, we take a look at fischer’s chemical fixing systems. In southwest Baden-Württemberg’s town of Denzlingen, fischer develops and manufactures chemical fixing solutions for extreme applications across the entire globe – from subtropical climates in […]

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Behind the scenes: Visiting the developers at fischer Italia

Developers observing a fastening solution simulation on a screen.

In the first part of our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series we had a look behind the scenes of fischerwerke with Rainer Fischer, Head of the Plastics Business Unit. But in order to develop innovative fastening solutions, we don’t just tinker, design and test in Germany. Michele Martini and his team at fischer Italia create innovative […]

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“To me, forestry isn’t a career – it’s my calling”

4. September 2020 Company Craftsmen
The forester Ferdinand Schorpp in his territory – the Waldachtal forest.

Forests have always been immensely important to humans, animals and plants. They provide a habitat and a place for relaxation; they influence the climate and are also important to the economy. These alone are reasons enough to make forest protection a high priority. Ferdinand Schorpp nurtures and maintains the forest surrounding Waldachtal, not far from […]

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Behind the scenes: Developing the fischer products of the future

fischer achieved a breakthrough on the fixings market with the grey S-plug, which was patented in 1958. The classic expansion plug has proven to be successful in its field to this day. But modern fastening technology has since gone much further, and fischer provides a fitting solution for any user, construction material or requirement. And […]

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A bivouac in Nepal: Like something from another planet

Emergency shelter at an altitude of 5080 metres: The David Lama bivouac offers shelter to locals and climbers in Nepal’s Rolwaling region. Copyright: Stefan Voitl

Like a spaceship that just happened to land here, in the midst of nowhere – that’s how surreal the sight of the David Lama bivouac is. And it is surreal, in a way. Built by people who came to Nepal from another world in 2019 in order to set up the first emergency bivouac in […]

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No such thing as impossible: fischer technology’s most extreme areas of application

The water is ice cold with zero visibility. When the research diver Markus Brand places fixings he is usually located up to ten metres below the sea surface. 36 tetrapods (concrete blocks weighing six tonnes) were sank in the North Sea off the coast of Heligoland, for instance. Various high-sensitivity sensors and metal sample receptacles […]

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“Sustainability is a real competitive advantage for us”

Are we capable of reducing our dependency on finite, oil-based raw materials? Can screws be manufactured using fewer materials while maintaining the same functions? And what do employees require in order to develop product innovations? Christian Ziegler deals with questions such as these on a daily basis. He works in the International Production Network for […]

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Safe support at the edge of the abyss: When everything hangs from an anchor

An international team of speleologists is on the right track in Upper Austria: the deepest cave in Europe. Again and again they go into the depths of the Dachstein mountains. Especially here, where the trail leads vertically down and can be extremely cold, clammy, slippery and wet, secure rope fixings are vital.

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How fischer installed the world’s longest sea crossing

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge spans a 55-kilometre river delta.

35 kilometres above water, 6.7 kilometres in a tunnel underwater and 13.3 kilometres over artificial islands and mainland: The new Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is an engineering masterpiece. The world’s longest sea crossing caused a sensation in China and across the globe, which fills Yafeng Zhang with pride for having been involved in this mega project. […]

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The new Tottenham Stadium: fischer Products and Services for the Ultimate Construction

he new Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London. fischer supplied the fixing solutions for the facade and the interior fitout as well as the mechanical and electrical systems.

Ajax Amsterdam already considered themselves to be in the Champions League Final. At half time, the hosts were leading 2-0 against the Tottenham Hotspurs. But Lucas Moura achieved the seemingly impossible: Within a matter of just five minutes, the Spur’s Brazilian star midfielder scored not once, but twice. Six minutes into extra time, the 27-year-old […]

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