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THE MOST TRUSTED COMPANY
WILD. Since 1970.

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2018 THE SUCCESS STORY CONTINUES...

We, the staff of the WILD Group, are committed to offering the best possible service to our customers.

We guarantee our competences and capacities using a situational combination of our highly qualified WILD staff at currently four sites in Austria and Slovakia, our WIN partner companies and our selected suppliers.
As a successful company group, we carefully generate organic and inorganic growth for the benefit of our customers.
Our owners demonstrate an utmost interest in sustainable and long-term corporate development.

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2017 WIN - WILD Integrated Network

For the first time, the WILD Group hosts the WIN Partnering Day. WIN - WILD Integrated Network is a partner network that fulfills wholy the requirements/needs of the market. The network is proactively geared towards current and future WILD customers.

2016 WILD GROWS
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Due to strong growth (20 % per year), the production area at WILD Electronics is enlarged by an additional 1.200 m².

For the sake of environmental protection, the Völkermarkt headquarters convert from fossil to renewable energy sources (district heating).

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2015 NATIONAL AWARD FOR DESIGN

As a result of the enlargement and modernisation of its cleanroom, WILD GmbH raises the cleanliness level in cleanroom production to ISO Class 6.

Through an asset deal, the WILD Group acquires the ``intellectual heritage`` of Zett Optics GmbH and complements thus the area of innovative lighting technology solutions.

WILD Electronics is nominated for the State Prize for Design for its Equisse blood analysis device.

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2014 A YEAR FULL OF EVENTS

WILD Electronics organises an open house to celebrate its 10th anniversary. In just one decade, the subsidiary has established itself as a coveted systems partner and a major pillar of the WILD Group.

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2013 BESTE LOGISTICS CONCEPT

The Carinthian sites WILD GmbH and WILD Electronics receive the Austrian Logistics Award of the network logistics association (VNL) for the best innovative logistics concept.

In 2013, the Carinthian sites raise their quality management system for medical products to the Food and Drug Administration's QSR standard.

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2011 TWICE HONORED

WILD GmbH is presented with the renowned ``Medical Design Award 2011`` in the ``General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products`` category in New York.

Moreover, the compnay wins the 2011 Primus business award of the Kleine Zeitung newspaper in the ``Quiet Grandeur`` category.

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2010 40 YEARS WILD

The WILD bridge is inaugurated as a fitting tribute to the company's 40th anniversary - the world's first arch bridge to be built using ultra high-performance concrete. WILD contributes one of third of the costs to the construction of the bridge, creating traffic-calming road access for the future development of the company.

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2009 FUTURE INVESTMENTS
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WILD GmbH makes one of the largest investments in the company's history (approx. EUR 1 m) with the purchase of a fully-automatic anodising system for surface processing of precision parts.

WILD Electronics begins the operation of a white room for low-germ manufacturing (according to ISO 14698).

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2008 AWARD WINNER

WILD Electronics wins the Carinthia Innovation and Research Award for the first time.

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2007 AUSTRIAN NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS

Die WILD GmbH is entitled to use the coat of arms of the Republic of Austria in business.

2006 FOUNDATION WILD TECHNOLOGIES
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WILD Technologies s.r.o. is founded in Slovakia, adding manufacturing capacity to the WILD Group. Initial cooperation with Photonic already began in 1994 and with WILD in 1996.

WILD Electronics receives its first development order for a medical product for in-vitro diagnostics (IVD).

The artificial word ``optomechatronics`` is increasingly associated with the expert knowledge of the WILD Group.

2004 ACQUISITION WILD ELECTRONICS
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In 2004, WILD Elektronik & Kunststoff GmbH & Co KG is founded in Wernberg as a fully-owned subsidiary of WILD GmbH. WILD Electronics is the competence centre for electronics and plastics engineering in the WILD Group, with its main focus being product development.

The Carinthian companies WILD GmbH and WILD Elektronik & Kunststoff GmbH & Co KG establish a QM system in accordance with ISO 13485 for medical products.

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2002 AUSTRIAN LEADING COMPANY

WILD is presented with the Austrian Leading Company (ALC) award by the Wirtschaftsblatt business magazine and its partners KSV and PwC . What tipped the scales in favour of WILD was the success story from 1999 to 2001. The company's turnover increased by almost 40 percent during that period.

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2000 30 YEARS WILD

To mark its 30th anniversary, WILD begins a comprehensive renovation of the factory and an extension of the existing cleanroom facility (also raising it to a higher cleanliness standard).

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1995 ACQUISITION WILD

An Austrian group of investors headed by industrialist Herbert W. Liaunig and Dieter Feger acquires the WILD group of companies (WILD Kärnten GmbH, Photonic GmbH & Co KG and WILD Präzisionstechnik GmbH) from Leica.

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1990 FIRST CERTIFCATE
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WILD Kärnten GmbH becomes the second company in Austria to be certified according to the ISO 9000ff standards series.

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1986 PHOTONIC OPTICS FOUNDED

Photonic Optics is founded as a subsidiary of Swarovski Optik. Its main focus is the development and manufacturing of optomechatronic products for security applications.

In 1988, WILD Kärnten acquires Photonic Optische Geräte GmbH & Co KG from the SWAROVSKI Group. The focus is on specialised know-how for special optics. In the early 1990s, Photonic's portfolio is enlarged to include lighting technology and fibre optics.

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1983 WILD EXPANSION

Due to the positive order situation, the factory is enlarged to its current production area of 8.000 m².

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1980 ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION

Contract manufacturing of optical assemblies is established. The electronics revolution is introduced into production. In the late 1980s, WILD undergoes rapid development.

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1978 FIRST BUILD-TO-ORDER CUSTOMERS

WILD Kärnten delivers build-to-order mechanical components to its first customers.

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1970 A SWISS FACTORY COMES TO AUSTRIA

WILD Kärnten GmbH (renamed to WILD Holding GmbH as the holding company of the WILD Group in 1998) is founded in Völkermarkt as a subsidiary of Swiss Leica Heerbrugg AG, a leading manufacturer of optical-mechanical measurement instruments and laboratory and stereoscopic microscopes.

Production begins in leased premises in 1971, with a staff of seven pioneers who were trained in Switzerland. In late 1972, a new shop floor opens, where 130 staff are employed.

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