This was how company founder Johann Baptist Winklhofer casually referred to the launch of his first product, a high-performance precision chain bearing the J.W.I.S. (Joh. Winklhofer & Söhne) brand. What began with a humble bicycle chain rapidly grew into a successful family business, and eventually into the iwis Group, a global technology leader in high-quality chain solutions.
100% repeatability across 30 million parts manufactured each day
Since they primarily relate to drive and control functions, the products we make literally help to move the world. We still adhere to the values that have motivated this family firm from the outset: combining the best of tradition and innovation to create quality and precision. 100% repeatability across 30 million parts manufactured each day – that's one big challenge we daily embrace anew with enthusiasm.
Working as a team, we are constantly developing new standard and system solutions. And our dedication as a systems supplier has propelled us right to the top of the world league. What is more, by optimizing the use of chain systems to maximize reductions in CO2 emissions, our efforts are also benefiting the environment.
Our goal is perfection – nothing more and nothing less.
Our team of 1,000+ employees work at over 20 sites around the world. These highly skilled people in our three engine systems, drive systems and agrisystems divisions work on developing and optimizing both production and quality assurance for our JWIS, EUROCHAIN, ELITE, FLEXON and ecoplus brands. To deliver solutions that truly move the world.