24/01/13

Minister President Winfried Kretschmann visits Würth

Künzelsau. Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the Land of Baden-Württemberg visited the Würth Group at its headquarters in Künzelsau on Wednesday, 23 January 2013, after an invitation by Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group's Family Trusts.

The Minister President took the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive impression of one of the largest family businesses in Baden-Württemberg. "The Würth Group is a global player that, however, has not forgotten its roots. Thanks to the large investments at the Group's headquarters, it is not only possible to maintain, but to even add new jobs. It is really important to me to see how efficient our companies are working and how modern workplaces are designed," explains Minister President Winfried Kretschmann.

In the late afternoon, the Minister President arrived at Würth to meet for a talk with Reinhold Würth and the management of Würth. "We are highly pleased to welcome the Minister President of the Land of Baden-Württemberg as our guest and to be given the opportunity to introduce our company to him," said Robert Friedmann, Chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group.

During the following tour of the logistics center, the Minister President learned more about the Group's core business. The program was closed with an address by Winfried Kretschmann to the employees working at the location in Künzelsau. "It is, of course, of particular interest to our employees to hear first-hand how our company from the rural Hohenlohe Region is seen in the capital of our land." adds Norbert Heckmann, Chairman of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG.

Then, the Minister President went to Schwäbisch Hall where he participated in the presentation of the Würth Future Champion Award as well as in the Gala Dinner of the third German Congress of World Market Leaders.