Company Profile / History

From Westphalia onto International Course

In January 1983 Dr. Erwin Weßling laid the foundation for the company group of today. A restored windmill from the 18th century – situated in the core of the Münsterland – was the first location of the chemical laboratory. Since then the Westphalian company has grown to an internationally operating group with 1 400 employees, committedly providing services for our customers at 25 locations. Back then as well as today the name WESSLING as an efficient family-owned company stands for excellent high-quality lab analysis and technical enginieering consultancy services. Being an accredited laboratory for all matrices as well as officially appointed and sworn experts, we develop economically and ecologically worthwhile solutions. Our experts from over 40 professional categories offer a comprehensive knowhow and a large pool of experience in the most differing fields. Thus our product fulfilment solutions are tailored exactly to our customers’ needs.


Our Know-how for Precise Values

Where and whenever our customers need precisely measured values, would like to broaden their knowledge, secure decisions, or optimise procedures and proceedings, WESSLING provides targeted expert knowledge and executional competence. This offers confidence in making decisions, cost efficiency, and at the end of the day always leads to an outstanding result. The targeted involvement of WESSLING as a neutral, competent partner is a support in complex decision making processes.

Early on in the company’s history the maxim „We are where our customer needs us“ has led to the expansion of German and international locations. On the basis of this nucleus strategy WESSLING in Europe is close to the customer and owns the required regional presence.
Since its foundation in 1983 through Dr. Erwin Weßling the company has constantly given important impulses and developed innovations. WESSLING is consistently aimed at knowhow transfer and in search of rational ways regarding tasks of quality, safety, health, and environment. This is why the company cares for a lively exchange of experience and co-operates with universities and university colleges, is involved in research and development projects, and also participates in numerous DIN and expert committees.
Networking constantly leads to new ideas and permanent innovation at the customer’s service. Flat hierarchies, modern media and clear communication structures support the smooth information and knowledge flow with the customer and between the individual company sections and locations. WESSLING sees itself internationally as a learning company in which people learn due to their diversity and uniqueness and thus make extraordinary achievements.

We comprehend people as being able to learn to a high degree and willing to change.
This drive has enabled the company to continually grow during the last 27 years. In search for better and better solutions every day everyone works on improving quality of life - in line with our motto ‚quality of life’.
Furthermore Dr. Erwin Weßling supports innovations by annually awarding the Innovation Award worth 10.000 € for the best ideas.


The wave is WESSLING’s symbol and came into existence with the foundation of the company. At that time the blue and the grey wave stood for various fields of activity such as water and air as well as wastewater and exaust air. The services have multiplied, the full swing of the wave has remained.

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