Wideco has always worked on the development and marketing of monitoring and sealing systems in the district heating, district cooling, water and sewerage, and industrial sectors. From now on, we are planning to think about continuous development of company and business concepts in order to reach the common objectives we have set up.
Wideco in Borås AB was founded by Arnold Wirfalk. The aim of the company was to develop, manufacture, and market products in the district heating sector. The patented products developed between 1980 and 1982 formed the basis of the new company, and pipe sealing systems were developed further in close association with Forsheda AB, one of world’s largest manufacturers of pipe seals,.
The company moved to new, more suitable premises in Viared about 6 km west of Borås towards Gothenburg. At the same time, production of its own range of rubber rings for sealing systems began. This meant faster delivery of the various pipe-sealing products. The new premises also provided space for extension of CAD-generated alarm drawings.
Wideco Sweden was in an expansive development phase. A new business plan and strategy for the future was under development, and, in October, the intelligent WiDetect System, our third-generation humidity-monitoring system, was launched.
The WiDetect Online concept with wireless monitoring was created and launched with great success.
Wideco Sweden took a major step forwards in coming to a collaborative agreement with LOGSTOR A/S by which LOGSTOR A/S undertook to market and sell the WiDetect system throughout the world. The overall solution and business concept Wideco Total Concept was developed and became an immediate success. We recruited an Alarm Technician.
Finding ourselves in need of further resources, we have now taken on a technical sales engineer, a finance manager, and another alarm technician. Wideco opens a new sales office in Stockholm.
Wideco gets several major new clients, for example Vattenfall. Wappme Interactive, a sister Company concentrating on app development starts up. A software designer is recruited.
Partner agreement with Oryx Piping Ltd is signed for the Middle East and district cooling. Wideco expands further and hire more talented co-workers. ISO certification for 9001, quality and 14001- environmental management system is acquired. A great year for Wideco, with all time high results.
Wideco moves to a new house at Vevgatan in Viared. We recruit new members to the WiFamily. Several new business areas are introduced and the new sister company WiBrick Solutions launches the first IBeacon system in Sweden, called Wibrick. Partner agreement with Norheat in Norway is signed. Wideco intensify our CSR project called the WiCare through a hands-on actionlist.
Wideco creates the Vision 2020 and strengthens our sales team with two KAM. We also create a strategy to reach out to new markets and launching our new portable measuring system XPM, which is quickly becoming a popular product in the market.