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Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Henschke Docht GmbH


Dear valued customer and partner,


The Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Wedo) as well as the Henschke Docht GmbH are reliable partners to the candle industry for decades. Both companies were founded in 1954 and are known for the best wick solutions worldwide.

Today, we are keen to share exciting news that mark a significant milestone for our companies and undoubtedly for you as our esteemed partner.

It is with great pleasure that we announce


Westdeutsche Dochtfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Henschke Docht GmbH


are from now on formed in a single group. We believe this strategic decision holds immense benefits for all our valued partners.

With this merger, we can optimize our resources, allowing us to enhance production capacity and operate seamlessly across four production facilities. This consolidation ensures an increased range of wick options and improved flexibility in machinery usage, thereby ensuring a more responsive and efficient service for our partners.

This strategic union will see the merging of Wedo’s and Henschke's strengths, combining the best of both companies with a long tradition. We believe that by uniting these two great companies, we are convinced that our excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction will only be strengthened.

We appreciate your continued trust and support, and we look forward to a future filled with shared successes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions or comments. Your usual contact persons remain at your disposal.


Helmut Gutberlet          Martin Henschel           Gerhard Piechorowski              Peter Gleßner


customer service




Henschke Docht GmbH

Mieler Straße 34-36
D - 53359 Rheinbach

Telefon: (02226) 90 69 6-0
E-Mail: info@henschke.de