Building up the Würth Group is the life’s work of Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth (78) and it is one of the success stories in German economic history. In 1945, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, the parent company of the Würth Group, was founded by Adolf Würth in Germany. After the early death of his father in 1954, Reinhold Würth, today’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group's Family Trusts, took over the company at the age of 19. Starting in postwar Germany, Reinhold Würth has turned the two-man business into a worldwide operating group of trading companies over the years.
From the very beginning, Reinhold Würth has formed a corporate culture that is marked by values such as optimism, vitality, high regard for the employees and their achievements and the willingness to offer the best customer service. This corporate culture is the driving force behind the success of the family-owned business. His daughter Bettina Würth, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Würth Group, sees to it that these values are being put into practice and deeply embedded in the company.
In 2009, the Würth Group celebrated a very special anniversary together with him: 60 years of service to the company. With the 75th birthday of Reinhold Würth and the celebration of the 65th anniversary of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, another two anniversaries will be celebrated in 2010.