Wieland Group and Sospes Expand Their Environmental, Health and Safety Software Partnership
Boulder, Colorado, October 24, 2019 – Wieland-Werke AG (“Wieland Group”), a world-wide leading supplier of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products, has elected to expand its use of Sospes’ EHS management software as its environmental, health and safety platform partner for its U.S. operations. Sospes’ EHS software improves communication between workers and their companies, creating a collaborative environment for improving safety and productivity. Global Brass and Copper, recently acquired by Wieland, implemented Sospes in its United States facilities in 2018 and was well-received by employees and managers in supporting their EH&S program.
“As a U.S. manufacturer, continuous improvement and lean management is required in order to remain competitive and responsive to our customers,” said Joe Wickenhauser, Leader Safety & Security. “This means we are continually looking for tools that support improvement and efficiency efforts. In 2018, we partnered with Sospes to create efficiencies in our reporting and inspection processes and to compile the resulting metrics in a manner that effectively drives resource allocation. To date, our incident rate has reflected a 42% Year-Over-Year improvement. While we have a lot of activities directed at lowering our injury rate, Sospes definitely deserves some of the credit for this improved performance.”
With Wieland’s July acquisition of Global Brass and Copper, it was important to ensure that the shared commitment to worker safety was consistently supported across the combined company. By partnering with Sospes, Wieland is able to maintain that safety environment through the mobile application and therefore ensure continued worker and company success.
“The Wieland Group is recognized globally as a leader in non-ferrous metals production, not only for technological innovation but for their commitment to sustainability and the environment,” said Tom Carson, President of Sospes. “It is humbling to work with a company that is a 200-year-old success story and we are proud to have been selected as their partner in safety management. We look forward to supporting their commitment to worker safety and continuous process improvement.”
Wieland is one of the world’s leading suppliers of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products. With a global network of production sites, service and trading companies, the company offers a broad product, technology and service portfolio. From prototype to series production, Wieland develops solutions for automotive, electronics, refrigeration, air conditioning and other industries. Wieland uses high-performance copper materials to drive the success of its B2B customers in future-oriented fields such as eMobility, connectivity and urbanization. High technical competence, customer-oriented thinking and sustainability determine their actions and have been the basis of the company’s success since 1820. For more information, please visit www.wieland.com.
Sospes’ award-winning EHS management software makes organizations better by engaging employees with easy incident reporting, accountable task management and powerful data analytics, all within a single integrated mobile application. The product is easy to learn, simple to use and can be implemented in far less time than typical enterprise systems. The application is hosted in Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, which allows the company to deliver a secure, robust user experience nearly anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.sospes.com.