09/10/08

District President Johannes Schmalzl visits Würth

Künzelsau/Bad Mergentheim. On Wednesday, October 8, 2008, District President Johannes Schmalzl paid a visit to Würth. His visit followed an invitation extended by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, Prof. Reinhold Würth.

The District President used his visit to get a first-hand impression of one of the largest employers in the region. “Apart from the creation and safeguarding of jobs, both the Würth Family and the business show exemplary commitment concerning both cultural and social aspects. The entire region benefits from this engagement", said Schmalzl.

In the morning, Schmalzl visited corporate headquarters in Künzelsau and met with both Prof. Reinhold Würth, the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group and the management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. The District President established close contact with the core business of the Würth Group on the occasion of the tour through the logistics center in Künzelsau following the meeting. Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, the largest single business within the Würth Group, has more than 5,000 employees on the payroll in Germany and generated sales exceeding 1 billion Euro including intra-Group sales in 2007.

Afterwards, Schmalzl visited Freie Schule Anne-Sophie at Taläcker, a part of Künzelsau. Principal Frieder Münz and elementary school principal Peter Fratton took the District President on a tour through the only recently officially opened buildings and explained the reformed educational concept of the school established on the initiative of Bettina Würth, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Würth Group.

After having had lunch in the hotel restaurant Anne-Sophie that also belongs to the Würth Group and whose special feature is the integrated cooperation of handicapped and non-handicapped people, the District President moved on to Bad Mergentheim. There, the management of Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG presented its more than successful business that has more than 800 employees on the payroll.

The visit ended with a tour of the Baselitz exhibition titled “Top” at Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall in the evening.