Since the company foundation in the early year 1959, WIEGANDT was and is a
family owned company, related to the world wide research and further development
of fish and reef keeping.
The company WIEGANDT has started as importer of the first tropical marine fishes
and invertebrates available on the Germany market. The biggest problem in this
times was the absolute lacking of usable marine salt mixes to be able to create the
needed marine water. To improve the habitat conditions of the animals the company
WIEGANDT took the challenge to develop their own 1-component marine salt mix.
What has started as a solution for the own requirements, in very short time became
a strongly demanded product by public aquariums, research centers, laboratories
and enthusiastic marine aquarium hobbyists.
The first “hw® Meersalz” was born.
In the following years the company WIEGANDT specialize more and more in the development
and manufacturing of high quality marine salt formulations. Many marine
salt formulations was specially developed for different Zoos, public aquariums and
the changing needs of the raising marine aquaristic . With the increasing demand
the production capacities has been raised and also the manufacturing processes
has become more and more sophisticated. Therefore our production plants at our
location in Krefeld was steadily improved and became one of the most advanced
manufacturing facilities for marine salt formulations. Related to this process the
own researches in the field of the marine environment and the tropical marine
habitats of the different live forms leads to the design and development of the hw®
Meanwhile the company WIEGANDT can make a retrospective view on several decades
of experience, research and successful development of marine salt formulations
for all kind of aquaristic applications. With this accumulated know how WIEGANDT
is able to implement also newest marine research results into our formulations and
The internal company validation and testing procedures are one of the guaranties for
a reliable quality and a reproducible manufacturing process.