WILD has been collecting considerable expertise in medical technology for years.
WILD is capable of producing a wide range of laboratory device classes.
WILD is a major player in the manufacturing of in-vitro diagnostics equipment.
WILD is a specialist in lasers for medical technology and particle analysis.
WILD has decades of experience in the field of optical measurement technology.
WILD produces precise and highly complex manufacturing parts itself.
WILD Technologies s.r.o.
50 years after the establishment of WILD, was not supposed to be like this. Yet it became the year of Covid-19, during which we have delivered a strong proof of our resilience, founded on the stability and innovation strength of our company. We were there for our customers every single day and we continued to supply them reliably thanks to our sophisticated systems.
Our innovative co-working and communication tools show how flexibly we react to challenges: we use them to establish contacts, to continue developing projects together and to safely relocate the same. Our capability is now in greater demand than ever before, for instance in the production of modules for IVD devices used in applications ranging from PCR tests to the detection of antibodies, or in the development of optical systems.
We wanted to celebrate our 50th anniversary together with you. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to find a different solution for the party. But the occasion remains: the WILD Group has successfully sailed through crises to remain in business for 50 years and is looking to the future with more optimism than ever before.
Following a steady development curve, 2019 is set to become the most successful year in the WILD Group's company history. Organic growth was up 10% on the previous year. This can be attributed to a strong broadening of the customer base, achieved through consistent market cultivation. The challenges this poses – among others, ensuring enough reserve space for new projects despite a rapid increase in manufacturing and assembly capacity, maintaining a stable material supply based on a consistent overhaul of the supply chain, as well as optimising processes – were managed confidently by WILD, resulting in a very positive delivery performance.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
WILD Electronics wins the Carinthia Innovation and Research Award for the first time.
Die WILD GmbH is entitled to use the coat of arms of the Republic of Austria in business.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
WILD Kärnten GmbH becomes the second company in Austria to be certified according to the ISO 9000ff standards series.
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.
Due to the positive order situation, the factory is enlarged to its current production area of 8.000 m².
Contract manufacturing of optical assemblies is established. The electronics revolution is introduced into production. In the late 1980s, WILD undergoes rapid development.
WILD Kärnten delivers build-to-order mechanical components to its first customers.
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.