14/06/16

Workforce record: Würth Spain welcomes Itziar Abal – the 70,000th employee of the Würth Group

Künzelsau/Barcelona. Würth Spain ranks among the largest companies of the Würth Group. The company in Barcelona has 2,200 employees on its payroll. Her first working day had a surprise in store for new sales representative Itziar Abal – she was welcomed as the 70,000th employee of the Würth Group: "If you enjoy your work, it's no longer work, it's more a hobby. Würth is sure to become my favorite hobby." She will attend to Würth customers in the Auto Division in the region of Guipúzcoa in northern Spain.

Robert Friedmann, Chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, sends his congratulations to Barcelona: "We are happy to welcome Ms. Abal to our sales team. It is a promising sign that after turbulent times, Würth Spain is back on course in terms of growth." Through May, the colleagues at Würth Spain reported accumulated sales growth in the amount of 12.6 percent. By the end of the year, the company expects to notch up sales of more than EUR 240 million.

Despite an increased focus on e-business and branch office expansion, the Würth Group considers direct selling to be the mainstay among its various sales channels. Treating customers as partners and seeking personal contact have always been the backbone of Würth's success. The Würth Group intends to hire an additional 1,800 sales representatives in 2016.

About the Würth Group

The Würth Group is the world's market leader in its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening materials. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in over 80 countries with a total of 70,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 31,000 employees are salaried sales representatives. According to its annual financial statement, the Würth Group generated EUR 11.0 billion in sales in fiscal year 2015.