Weiss-Aug Group started out with the founding of Weiss-Aug Co Inc. in 1972 by Dieter Weissenrieder and Kurt Augustin as a precision contract metal stamping company with four individuals in New Jersey. The company grew to over 150 team members and added molding and assembly capabilities by the late 90s. Entering the new millennium, Dieter Weissenrieder’ s vision for growth led to the acquisition of a tooling company, stamping company, and the addition of a medical device-focused division. Following the successes of those integrations, Weiss-Aug Mexico was launched in 2017, and most recently Lupine Research, an R&D firm in Boulder, CO was created to provide customers with early product development support and next-generation technology.
Now in the process of expansion with 2 factories, adding another 100,000 sq. ft. and more capabilities, Weiss-Aug Group is positioned to support customers with the smartest R&D, engineering, and manufacturing solutions.
1970 – Weiss-Aug begins as a part-time supplier of miniature stampings
1972 – Weiss-Aug Co. Inc. is founded by Dieter Weissenrieder and Kurt Augustin in Parsippany, NJ
1972 – Weiss-Aug launches the Mosquitos, that are still in production today, after 9 generations. At its peak, the company produced approximately 70 million mosquitos per week.
1972-74 – The company occupies half of the building on Merry Lane
1978 – The company moves to the new building, also on Merry Lane, in East Hanover, NJ
1980 – Weiss-Aug expands into the medical industry with the introduction of stampings for syringes
1980 – Weiss-Aug expands to include insert molding
1983 – The Apprenticeship Program begins (some of the first graduates are till with the company today)
1984 – The Assembly Division of Weiss-Aug is relocated to Parsippany, NJ
1988 – The Assembly/Molding Division is established in Boonton, NJ
1992 – Weiss-Aug is awarded the Higgins Design Award by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) for its power conductors and snap domes. These components are part of a switching device that carries and controls electrical energy.
1993 – The corporate headquarters in East Hanover, NJ expand an additional 55,000 sq. ft. to include an additional 30 new injection molding machines and a new corporate office
1993 – Weiss-Aug introduces a new tooling department and installs its first 4 Bruderer presses (60 tons)
1998 – Weiss-Aug is awarded the Higgins Design Award by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) for its redesign of a complex stamping process to produce a radio frequency (RF) connector
1999 – Weiss-Aug is ISO 9001 certified
2003 – 5S Continuous Improvement Program is implemented (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Schedule, Score)
2004 – Weiss-Aug is IATF 16949 certified
2005 – Weiss-Aug’s tool makers establish a New Product Development Department (first projects began in early 2001)
2006 – Weiss-Aug’s Stampings and Moldings are “Out of this World” with the development and production of a compact connector wafer used in the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which measures the solar atmosphere
2008 – Weiss-Aug is certified ISO 9001:2008 and IATF 16949
2008 – Weiss-Aug produces a stamped connector component for the Curiosity Mars Rover
2010 – Weiss-Aug is ISO 13485 certified
2010 – Establishment of in-house automation design and build department to support operations
2012 – First production tool featuring in-die laser welding is introduced
2013 – Weiss-Aug is awarded the Supplier Quality Award and Supplier Innovation Award by Covidien
2013 – Acquisition of JK Tool further expands Weiss-Aug's tool design and build capacities and adds expertise in the design of lead frame dies
2015 – The acquisition of Diemasters Manufacturing Inc. further expands Weiss-Aug’s stamping capabilities into the medium tonnage range and market applications, including mechanical sub-assemblies
2015 – Weiss-Aug Group is formally established to manage the relationship between Weiss-Aug affiliated organizations
2016 – Weiss-Aug Surgical Division is formed and relocated to the new facility in Fairfield, NJ
2017 – Weiss-Aug is awarded the Supplier Excellence Award by Medtronic
2017 – Weiss-Aug becomes international with the establishment of a low-cost manufacturing site in Monterrey, Mexico
2017 – Weiss-Aug establishes a state-of-the-art high precision CNC machining department
2018 - Expansion of NPD capabilities with the introduction of the Laser Lab Technology Center
2020 – Creation of the new R&D/Automation division Lupine Research
2022 – Weiss-Aug Group is recognized by the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE), CEO & Founder Dieter Weissenrieder accepts the 2022 NCE Outstanding Industry Partnership Award
2022 - Weiss-Aug Group turns 50!
2023 - Weiss-Aug Surgical New Kensington division launched
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“Today through use of innovative lean manufacturing techniques, expansive engineered processes and a strict adherence to the highest quality and safety standards, our stamping plant has successfully produced recent multi-year PPM ratings of less than one. Our stamping philosophies have also earned us high supplier ratings with both automotive and medical customers and continuous positive auditing scores from yearly ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14001:2015 audits and IATF 16949:2016.”
— Dieter Weissenrieder, CEO and Founder