“Dedicated fighting spirit” and “total commitment to finding solutions” are a couple of the phrases used to describe Werner Wagner, our company founder and Managing Director. These traits were probably also what convinced his mother to provide the freshly minted electrical engineer with the start-up capital he needed to found his engineering office, Werner Wagner, Alarm- und Fernmeldetechnik.
Thus, the now 46-year-old WAGNER Group GmbH began its success story in a home basement. One particularly significant company milestone was the first major order it received, a three-million-mark deal to develop a lighting, video monitoring and detection system for the outdoor areas of the Gorleben nuclear interim storage facility. “The contract exceeded all of our expectations,” Wagner recalls. “What convinced the customers on the Gorleben project was the sophisticated protection concept—even a GSG9 squad was unable to get past the system. That was a big step forward for us.”
Today, the family-owned business employs around 700 people, and generated yearly about €112 in sales. WAGNER is the world’s technological market leader in early fire detection and fire prevention; son Torsten Wagner, who has been a Managing Director for years now, will one day succeed his father as the head of the company. As always, WAGNER’s standards remain its objective: to give companies around the world more safety and security through innovative fire protection!
2020 Strong market position despite Covid 19 challenges
2019 Focus on strategy and mission statement "We are WAGNER.2026"
2017 Early fire detection protects unique cultural site
2016 Family Business Owner of the Year: Werner Wagner and 40 years of WAGNER
2015-14 International leap: Major contracts in the United States and Canada
2014-13 Award-winning products
2011 Technological leap forward in energy efficiency
2009 The next generation; TITANUS® systems in space
2006 Protecting the Bolshoi Theatre
2004 Major Order from Telekom and VdS recognition
2000 Expansion begins
1998 Railway fire protection; ideas for active fire prevention
1997 In-house development of measuring chamber for air sampling smoke detectors
1996 relocation and new generation
1994 Pioneers in the field of extinguishing technology
1986 First air sampling smoke detector
1985 Orientation towards fire protection
1982-84 First large-scale order
1976 Company foundation