Würth – a family business that is active all over the world
The parent company of the Würth Group, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, was founded by Adolf Würth in Künzelsau, a town in Baden-Württemberg, in 1945. After the early death of his father in 1954, Prof. Reinhold Würth, today’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, took over the company. He turned the former screw dealer with annual sales of EUR 80,000 into a group of companies that generated a sales volume of EUR 11.8 billion in the business year 2016 according to the preliminary annual financial statement.
The Würth Group is represented in more than 80 countries of the world and has over 71,000 employees on the payroll worldwide. Over 31,500 of them are employed sales representatives working in the field. Now as before, Germany as the domestic market is a focus market of the Würth Group, with the parent company remaining the nucleus of many further developments of the international group of companies.
Nevertheless, Würth remains a family business at its heart of hearts. Since March 2006, the Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Würth Group has been Bettina Würth, the daughter of Reinhold and Carmen Würth. Robert Friedmann as Chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group is at the head of the management hierarchy. Other members of the Central Managing Board are Peter Zürn, Bernd Herrmann and Joachim Kaltmaier.
More than just screws
Over the years, the screw dealer of the past soon developed into the specialist in assembly technology. The product range of the Würth Line in the field of assembly and fastening material meanwhile comprises more than 125,000 items. The Würth sales force mainly distributes these products to craft enterprises and increasingly also to the medium-sized and large industry. Today, Würth enjoys the trust and confidence of more than three million customers worldwide.
However, Würth has come to be much more than a company trading in screws, screw accessories, anchors, tools or chemical products only. Besides this classical product range, the Allied Companies of the Würth Group which operate under their own company name, have been selling protective clothing, products for DIY shops, material for electrical installations, electronic components (such as circuit boards) and financial services for many years.
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Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG offers you products from these product groups:
- Materials, production aids (186)
- Hardware, fixing and safety equipment (350)
- Operating systems, operating equipment (100)
- Shading and ventilation (147)
- Machines, installations and tools (184)