Minister of Economic Affairs for the State of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, visits Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG
Künzelsau. Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor and Housing for the State of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, visited Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, the parent company of the globally operating Würth Group, on Thursday, 28 September 2017, during a visit to the Hohenlohe district.
Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, welcomed the minister at Alma Würth Hall and presented the company. Apart from Bettina Würth, the Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Würth Group, the meeting was also attended by the entire Central Managing Board of the Würth Group. At the Würth sales outlet in Künzelsau, Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut talked to two trainees and Thomas Klenk, Managing Director and Head of Product Management and Purchasing. They provided the minister of economic affairs with an overview of Würth’s extensive product range. Talking about the industrialization of the skilled trades, Thomas Klenk and his colleagues presented the ORSY Sensor System Rack, whose storage spaces are all equipped with sensors. This enables the rack to independently monitor the stock levels of a business and place replenishment orders as needed.
C. Sylvia Weber, the Executive Vice President for Art and Culture, then gave the visitors a guided tour of the newly opened CARMEN WÜRTH FORUM. The last item on the agenda was a visit to Reinhold Würth Hochschule in Künzelsau, a university of applied sciences.
About the Würth Group
The Würth Group is the global market leader in its core business - the trade in fastening and assembly materials. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in over 80 countries with more than 73,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 32,000 of them are salaried sales representatives. The Würth Group closed the first half of 2017 with total sales of EUR 6.4 billion.
In the Group's core business, the Würth Line, the sales program for the trades and industry comprises more than 125,000 products: from screws, screw accessories and anchors to tools, technical chemicals and personal protective equipment.
The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which either operate in business areas related to its core business or in diversified business areas, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components such as circuit boards, and financial services. They account for more than 40 percent of the Würth Group's sales volume.