We take responsibility – for the environment and for people

"Through active environmental management, we contribute towards preserving an intact environment for ourselves and for future generations." Skilled trade workers and professionals all over the world trust in the innovative products, systems and services by fischer for fixing systems made of plastic, metal or for chemical fixing systems.

fischer has become the preferred partner for their customers worldwide through market-oriented product developments, consistent improvements in all company areas and faultless products and services.

Our processes are described in an integrated management system, based on the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and the DIN EN ISO 14001:2005.

Company objectives are determined on the basis of our management policies and are realised via the fischer ProcessSystem, such as for example:

  • Continuous improvement
  • Employees who are capable of taking action
  • Strong processes
  • Just-in-time principles

Timeline of the environmental measures taken up to now

1953
Plastic recycling
1977
Separate collection of cardboard packaging
1981
Cooling water reservoir as heat source for heat pumps - new construction, fischer Research, heating through heat pumps, heating of administration building through heat pumps
1985
Replacement of all PCB-cooled transformers
1989
Appointment of an environmental protection representative
Noise protection measures
Heat recovery, air conditioning, data processing
Waste separation in all areas
1992

Metal processing: wastewater treatment plant

1997

Environmental certificate ISO 14001

2000 

Replacement of old system controls with modern, more efficient ones; integration into the building automation

2004

Tumlingen: new cooling generator

2006

Tumlingen: cooling water supply – replacement of the cooling water pumps with new, more efficient ones, Horb: extension of cooling generation: cooling machine with heat pump function

2008

Tumlingen, new construction of motor vehicle workshop

2010

Tumlingen, renovation of heating system: completion of the energy study including an investigation of funding possibilities and the decision to use the future heating concept; Horb, study on an interconnected energy system: creation of a concept for the long-term and sustainable provision of energy

1970 

Use of spring water instead of drinking water for cooling purposes Cooling water reservoir with 1000 m³ as energy storage device

1979

Verification record for hazardous waste

1983

Plastic paints free of heavy metals
Use of waste heat for compressed air generation

1987

Chlorine-free machine oil
Process heat recovery, metal processing
Warehouse for substances hazardous to water

1990

Changeover of the primary energy consumption from heating oil to gas
Warehouse for inflammable liquids

1993

Oil separators at motor vehicle washing stations

1998

New construction, Denzlingen photovoltaic system

2001 

New construction, fischer automotive systems
Cooling water reservoir, cooling tower for free cooling, use of waste heat through industrial floor heating, feed of compressor waste heat into the heating network, integration into the building automation system
Energy database

2005 

Tumlingen: renovation of plastic processing
Optimisation of the cooling system for utilisation of waste heat
Decentralised roof ventilation units with heat recovery systems

2007 

Tumlingen: Conversion of cooling water supply and water treatment
Increase in the efficiency of waste heat utilisation in the KMT hall (industrial floor heating) - Horb: air-conditioning production: planning competition for a cooling concept - Denzlingen: extension of cooling generation

2009 

Organic plug – the fischer group of companies presents a prototype of the "organic plug" for the first time at the FAKUMA trade fair in Friedrichshafen
fischer guesthouse: installation of a mini combined heat and power plant for the generation of heat and electricity
New computer centre "Green IT"

2011 

Tumlingen, renovation of the heating system: execution split into two construction phases (construction phase 2 in 2012)
EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for EWI products