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Braiding is a science in itself and a core competency of Wedo

Hightech braids are used in a wide range of areas, such as medicine, automotive, electronics, as well as aerospace and candles. The selection of different raw materials in combination with the right braiding process enables a huge variation of different braid types to be created, for the most diverse applications. New challenges constantly require new […]

Requirement to report substances of concern as from January 2021

As from 5th January 2021 all manufacturers are required to register products which will enter the EU and contain SVHCs according to the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) candidate list at a mass percentage level exceeding 0,1%. This is done via the so called ECHA SCIP-Database.

Wedo is proud to support our local hospital

Instead of sending cards to business partners at the end of the year, Wedo has for some time now used the funds saved to provide donations for a local charitable organisation.

Christmas greetings 2020

  Dear Business Partners, an extraordinary year is slowly drawing to a close. The special circumstances of the past months have presented us all with unprecedented challenges, but perhaps they have brought us even closer together, both personally and as partners. The upcoming holiday season 2020 may well be different than in previous years, yet […]

Ingenuity award presented to Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

WEDO was one of only two recipients of this award presented by the head of the Rheinland regional Chamber of Industry and Commerce Jürgen Steinmetz and District Chief Executive Dr. Andreas Coenen. The award was set up to honour medium sized companies which have demonstrated an exceptional degree of innovation and performance in a future-oriented […]

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Researched: Wedo receives the seal “Innovative through Research”

The successful production of our wicks and technical braids is based on decades of continuous research and development. Even today, long after our beginnings, we carry out more research than ever before in the most diverse areas. For this reason, the Stifterverband Bildung, Wissenschaft, Innovation (German Sponsors Association for Education, Science and Innovation) recently awarded […]


Wedo goes green – our new charging station for electric cars

We live quality – and not only with regard to our products. In this sense, sustainability and climate protection also play a major role. That is why we have made it our task to continue focussing more on the use of ecological electricity in the future. Our current green electricity certificate proves that we are […]


Monitoring audit according to EN ISO 9001:2015 successfully completed

Wedo offers proven quality. WEDO produces and distributes wicks and technical braids in accordance with quality management system EN ISO 9001:2015. On April 27th and 28th 2021 we were re-audited and successfully met the strict requirements. Please find an excerpt from our audit report below: This year the monitoring audit took place remotely. The atmosphere […]

Update about REACH (information published by ECHA on 6th February 2020)

Dear Customers, ECHA recently issued a list of substances which will be banned from use long term. Some confusion seems to exist regarding two of the substance groups mentioned: sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt and sodium peroxometaborate. These are not the substances boric acid  and disodium tetraborate, anhydrous (Borax) which are currently still used […]

Wedo receives „Digitalization Best Practice” award from Chamber of Commerce

Digitalization is being introduced more than ever before in companies in general – Wedo is no exception. This has significant benefits and further potential for ourselves and our customers. For example in future customers will be able to exchange data with us via a secure interface. Internally we will be able to scan and store […]


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Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Ravensstr. 46, 41334 Nettetal
Mailbox 25 46, 41312 Nettetal

Tel.: +49 2157 1206 - 0

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