18/11/09

Würth and DSV continue their successful cooperation

Künzelsau. The Würth Group and the Deutsche Skiverband (DSV) (German Skiing Association) stay on the road to success together: By signing a long-term agreement until 2014, Würth will also in future accompany the DSV in its function as premium partner.

The world market leader in the field of fastening and assembly technology thus continues its long-standing commitment to winter sports having started as early as in the 2001/2002 season and currently covering all the disciplines represented in the DSV. Apart from Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing and Nordic Combined, Würth has also been sponsoring Alpine Skiing since the start of the last season.

“Precision and the proper technique are decisive criteria for being successful in winter sports“, says Dieter Münch, Director of Marketing/Advertising at Würth. “The question of the right technology also plays an important role at Würth and our customers in the craft sector. This is why the DSV and Würth make such a perfect match, and we are looking forward to our continued successful cooperation.”

“For the German Skiing Association, the extension of the partnership with Würth is a stroke of luck and an important cornerstone of our financing competitive sports”, explained Stefan Krauss, Director of Marketing of DSV. “It gives us the necessary planning reliability for the upcoming Olympic cycle. In economically difficult times, too, the Würth Group was and will remain a highly reliable and highly appreciated partner of the German Skiing Association.”

On the Würth Group

The Würth Group is world market leader in its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening material. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in 84 countries and has over 58,000 employees on its payroll. Of these, more than 28,000 are employed sales representatives in the sales force. In the business year 2008, the Würth Group attained a worldwide sales volume of EUR 8.82 billion.

In the core business, the Würth Line, the sales range for trades and industry comprises over 100,000 products: From screws, screw accessories, anchors and tools all the way to chemical technical products and industrial safety equipment.

The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which operate under their own company name, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components such as circuit boards as well as solar modules and financial services. They account for approximately 42 percent of the Würth Group’s sales volume.

The Würth Group was awarded the German Logistics Prize 2009 of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) (Federal Logistics Association). The Würth Group received this award for its modular logistics system that can be tailored specifically to individual customer groups.