Wilco AG

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Wilco AG
Private Limited Company
Industry Mechanical engineering
Founded 1971[1]
Headquarters Wohlen, Switzerland
Key people


  • CEO: Andreas Hofmann
Products Leak Detection Equipment, Inspection Equipment
Number of employees
~110 (Jan. 2013)
Website www.wilco.com

WILCO AG is a company with headquarters in Wohlen (Switzerland), which mainly produces sophisticated equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, as well as for the food, packaging, aerosol, can making and automotive industries. The machines are used for leak testing and inspection of containers, such as medicine bottles, vials, syringes, cartridges, packaging, cans, filters and pouches. The company is the global market leader for leak detection machines and trendsetter for inspection with a new inspection approach. [2]


WILCO AG was founded in 1971 by Martin Lehmann, current CEO. In 1983 the company moved into the building in Rigacker, 1994 was the first expansion, then in 2003 the second and in October 2010, the groundbreaking ceremony for a further extension. Since January 2013 Wilco AG belongs to Bausch + Ströbel (de) (Ilshofen, Germany). The South German manufacturer of special machines is a family-based company as well.


The engineering, design and assembly of these machines are performed in a modern, state of the art plant at Wohlen. In addition, the company is represented by over 30 representatives worldwide and in the United States with a service company.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Webpage of Wilco AG
  2. ^ Lee E. Kirsch (Hrsg.); Parenteral Drug Association (Hrsg.): Pharmaceutical container/closure integrity. V: An evaluation of the WILCO "LFC" method for leak testing pharmaceutical glass-stoppered vials 1999 Sep-Oct;53(5):235-9., S. 235 f.