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About us – WMV Apparatebau Windeck

WMV Apparatebau Windeck – Our passion is mechanical engineering with centrifuges

About us – The company WMV Apparatebau

We are WMV Apparatebau Windeck. A family business based in North Rhine Westphalia, but also a globally active plant manufacturer of complex cleaning systems and surface treatment. We offer forward-looking, innovative technologies for de-oiling, washing, drying, and coating bulk parts up to rack goods.

Plant manufacturer… well? At the latest, when you get a virtual overview of your future machine with one of our 3D glasses – or run the first successful tests with your goods in our technical centre. We love engineering.


We have a very clear idea of what innovation means for us, our customers and for our environment: like our plants, we never stand still and are always looking – even when everything is going well – for an even better solution.

Learn more about how we understand innovation with our products.


The idea of “always a winning combination” is also reflected in the way we work together. And there are plenty of soft skills besides all the hard steel.  Are you looking for an apprenticeship or a permanent position?

Find out more about a career at WMV Apparatebau Windeck.

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5 worldwide locations – one spirit

USA, Asia, India, France… Windeck! This is where the heart of WMV has been beating for over 50 years. Our speciality is tricky challenges. We are passionate about plant-engineering and work with a large team of dedicated employees to build process-optimising plants that will continue to shape and support our customers’ value chains for many decades to come.

CEO – Martin Müller

Our slogan “Always a winning combination” is reflected in the entire process, from consulting to development and implementation to commissioning. This means that every employee knows at every point in the process where we are.

Our worldwide after-sales service is available to you 24/7, as well as around-the-clock software service and a competent spare parts service.

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Spare parts

Since all components of our modular systems, from electrics to technology to mechanics, are developed and manufactured together with you in our company, you not only have the best components in one system, you also have only one contact person if something should go wrong. Spare parts, maintenance and service also come from WMV Apparatebau Windeck.

WMV at One World Trade Center

From itty-bitty upholstery nails to coins to heavy screws with unusual slotting, we will work with you to find the suitable module for you and your spatial possibilities. Where are we in the One World Trade Center? Well, right at the top, of course, in the antenna. Every single screw processed there has passed through our system.

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Customer training

We get excited and flanking sidekicks for optimal plant functions in the affiliated B7 Campus, a future and knowledge campus for new work, future innovations and lean management. Together with our customers, we develop approaches for every possible development step, which we can apply immediately in our technical centre. You too can come to our training courses.

Gosh, that’s great!

Our core business is outstanding technology. But before and within this technology is everything that makes us unique and drives us, a special spirit. Our employees are our most valuable asset and together we take good care of them. Fair, reliable, open, committed, trustworthy and credible in our exchange with all those involved – from suppliers to customers, because in the end, everyone benefits.

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Our history


In the beginning there is always the idea

In 1970, an ingenious product idea resulted in the impetus to found the company WMV Apparatebau GmbH in Windeck: a tangible centrifuge drum. Alois Müller started the company together with Lothar Weininger and Bernhard Vick. A converted sheep barn in Siegburg-Seligenthal was the first company headquarters. As early as 1971, the company moved on to Windeck-Schladern.

From there, the first de-oiling and drying plant was delivered to Italy. WMV and its cleaning and coating technology became an eye-catcher in the market. The result of the plant technologies, which were consistently tailored to customer needs, was a steady increase in incoming orders. The company grew, so that in the summer of 1980 the new building in Maueler Feld in Windeck could be occupied.


Generation next

In 1992, Martin Müller, the second generation, joined the company. His hobbyhorse was the strategic orientation on the global markets. Subsidiaries in the USA and Asia followed. Today, WMV Apparatebau is represented worldwide.

Diversification also continued within the company: In 2008, the company Inspad (metal processing) and in 2014, the company mtam Zerspanung were founded and affiliated to the company. Today, both work with WMV as suppliers and work in parallel for their own customers. It is a smart strategic move that has made WMV what it is today: a truly global player based in Windeck.


Yesterday, today, tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow.

Today, WMV is a plant manufacturer of complex cleaning and coating plants whose know-how is in demand worldwide. Whether it is coating systems or the de-oiling, washing and drying of bulk parts, WMV always presents surprising, forward-looking and innovative technologies that work reliably. More than 100 employees work hand in hand in development, design, programming and production under one roof.

Good on their own – unbeatable together. We believe in the power of good ideas – and the inspiring force of cosmopolitan collaboration. The WMV spirit represents a modern technical centre and the B7 campus as a “thinking and development space” represents the WMV spirit. Since November 2019, WMV has been part of the Innovation Hub Bergisches RheinLand.
We are looking forward to shaping the future together with our employees,
customers and suppliers – and to report from it soon.

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