Woco Group

Family-owned company


At home around the world

The Woco Group can look back on an impressive history and has developed into a globally active, innovative partner for intelligent product solutions for automotive and non-automotive applications. Today, the company can proudly announce that a piece of Woco can be found in almost every vehicle. As a family-owned company based in Bad Soden-Salmünster and with a number of plants, production facilities and partners in Europe, the NAFTA states and Asia, Woco generated sales of EUR 600 million in 2023 with around 4,600 employees.


Managing Directors

Woco Unternehmen Michael Lorig


Michael Lorig

Michael Lorig has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. As CEO of the SaarGummi Group between 2014 and 2019, he was responsible for the strategic realignment of the brand and sales growth from 340 to 640 million euros. In his previous position as Global COO and Managing Director, he led extensive restructuring measures that led to significant improvements in earnings. 

He began his career at Rolls Royce before joining the BMW Group. He studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Munich. 

His career is characterized by strategic management, restructuring expertise and the ability to successfully reposition companies. 

Since 2019, he has been responsible for the realignment of the WOCO Group and the transformation of the product portfolio towards electromobility.

CFO Kolja Kress Portrait


Kolja Kress

After training as an industrial clerk, Kolja Kress obtained a bachelor's degree in business informatics and a master's degree in strategic finance at evening studies. Kolja Kress then spent 15 years in various roles at Honeywell, a listed US corporation, including as Group and Investment Controller and Finance Director for Europe and most recently as Global CFO for Global Fire and Safety Products. From 2018, he was Managing Director and CFO of BHTC, an international Tier 1 automotive supplier.

Kolja Kress has been responsible for the Woco Group as CFO since April 1, 2023.


Family-owned company

Franz Josef Wolf


Franz Josef Wolf

After training as an industrial clerk and then studying mechanical engineering, Franz Josef Wolf worked as a commercial and technical assistant to the management of Ullrich Gummiwerke AG in Gelnhausen until 1956.

On August 15, 1956 (at the age of 21), he founded Woco Franz Josef Wolf & Co. Gummi- und Kunststoffwerk in Bad Soden-Salmünster.

In more than 65 years of company history, Franz Josef Wolf has created a company that has developed from a small rubber manufacturer into a globally active international group.

Familie Wolf

Three generations

Family Wolf

Franz Josef Wolf founded Woco with the support of his family. His father provided the first premises - his sawmill - his older brother is a co-founder, his younger brother was the technical manager and his sister worked in accounting. This family aspect is rounded off by the fact that his four children have been shareholders of the Woco Group since 1998 and two of his grandchildren since 2023.

Historie - Historie Franz Josef Wolf


The world of Woco

From material expertise to thermodynamics




Proximity to our customers is a high priority for us. This is underlined by our global network, which helps supply chain management to reduce risks and ensure reliable delivery.




PTE Compounding de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
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Woco Automotive Polymer Systems de México, S.A. de C.V.
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Woco Tech de México, S.A. de C.V.
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Woco Tech USA Inc.
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Woco Tech Elastomere Noida Ltd.
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Woco Tech Polymere Kandla Ltd.
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Wuxi Elbe Polymer Technology Co., Ltd.
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Wuxi Woco Motor Acoustic Systems Co., Ltd.
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Woco IPS GmbH
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Polymer-Technik Elbe GmbH
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Woco Industrietechnik GmbH
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Woco Kronacher Kunststoffwerk GmbH
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Effbe France S.A.S.
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Silcomp France S.A.S.
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Woco Ipartechnika Magyarország Kft.
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Woco Pipe System Components Rom SRL
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Czech republic

EFFBE-CZ s.r.o.
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Woco STV s.r.o.
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Woco Polymer Systems San Tic Ltd Sti
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Our comprehensive expertise in material and product development is reflected in the breadth of our technological applications. This enables us to provide solutions for complex global challenges as well as for specific regional requirements. Woco is "power in detail".


Values & principles

Woco Unternehmen Werte & Grundsätze

Values & principles

Our values are the basis of our actions.


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We are committed to a future worth living in.


Woco Unternehmen Vision


Woco is a leading provider of innovative product solutions.


Zwei Personen unterhalten sich vor dem Woco Gebäude


Our DNA to achieve the values and principles.

Drei Mitarbeitende laufen zusammen vor dem Woco Gebäude

Compliance Management System

For us as the Woco Group, compliance means that we orient ourselves in accordance with the legal, regulatory and cultural ethical framework conditions.


Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is a guideline for our daily actions and our obligation to act ethically and in accordance with the law.



Here you will find the plant and country-specific certificates


Besprechung Kollegen im Meetingroom


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