History of WIKA
1967 - WIKA Instrument, LP (WIKA) opened its U.S. facility in a 500 square-foot building in Long Island, NY. A few years later, WIKA moved to a newer and larger building in Hauppauge, NY to meet the demands of new product development and their expanding customer base.
1990 - WIKA moved to an 110,000 square-foot facility in Lawrenceville, GA tripling its manufacturing capabilities. Since this time, the facility has doubled to 210,000 square feet with additional plans for expansion in the future.
1996 – WIKA doubled the size of its plant to accommodate increased demand.
2001 – WIKA adopted LeanSigma® to identify and eliminate waste throughout its operation. Because Lean manufacturing only retains those activities that transform materials and information into the products and services that customers need, WIKA can manufacture more than 50,000 different product configurations with lead times of only a few days.
2006 – WIKA announced creation of joint venture called RJ Global-WIKA, LLC to manufacture diaphragm seals for electronic instrumentation.
2010 – WIKA acquired 3D Instruments, the US market leader of direct drive pressure and test gauges.
2012 – WIKA acquired Gayesco, a global market leader in temperature measurement for furnace and reactor applications.
2013 – WIKA introduced its Full Audit Service Team (FAST), a team of engineers who audit instrumentation installations in plants to improve safety, productivity and profitability.