22/06/06

Australian Foreign Minister Visits Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG

Künzelsau/Hohenlohe Region. On Thursday, 22 June, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer visited the Künzelsau-based company selling assembly material and fasteners. The Würth Group hosts the Australian national football team at its Wald- und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe. "It is great to be a guest here. This tradition-conscious, German family-owned business is impressive," stated Alexander Downer during the warm reception.

Prof. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group's Family Trusts, and Bettina Würth, the Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Würth Group, received the important visitor at noon. Robert Friedmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Würth Group, presented the company. The music for this event was provided for by Justus Frantz, who in the honor of the guest played the Australian national anthem on the grand piano and later presented a piece of music by Mozart. The one-hour visit was concluded by a joint lunch.Among the guests was a delegation from Australia that accompanies the Foreign Minister on his two-day trip in Germany, a representative of the Football Federation Australia and representatives of regional politics. Downer visited the state of Baden-Württemberg as the Australian national football team is based here. The Foreign Minister also paid a short visit to Öhringen, the training location of the Socceroos, and to the Wald- und Schlosshotel. In the evening, the match between Australia and Croatia taking placing in Stuttgart was on the Minister's agenda. Mr. Downer also expressed his enthusiasm for football: "We only have to take one more hurdle to enter the next round. Therefore we expect tonight's match with great excitement."Prof. Reinhold Würth expressed his best wishes to the delegation: "We are proud to host the Australian national team in the Wald- und Schlosshotel in Friedrichsruche during the World Cup, and we wish them all the best for tonight's match."