13/09/18

Reinhold Würth receives honorary citizenship of Palermo

Künzelsau/Palermo. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, was made an honorary citizen of the City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy.

On Wednesday, 12 September 2018, Mayor Leoluca Orlando awarded the city’s highest honor to Reinhold Würth during a ceremony at Teatro Santa Cecilia in Palermo’s historic old town, not far from Cappella Palatina, which could be restored and renovated thanks to Reinhold Würth’s untiring efforts. Being awarded an honorary citizenship is a special distinction, which is granted only on rare occasions. After the official ceremony, the orchestra Würth Philharmoniker gave a concert at Teatro Santa Cecilia in Palermo together with Italian singer Etta Scollo. Prof. Würth had been awarded an honorary doctorate by Università degli Studi di Palermo in 2007.

About the Würth Group

The Würth Group is the world's market leader in its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening materials. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in over 80 countries with more than 76,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 32,000 of those employees are salaried sales representatives.

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.

Reinhold Würth receives honorary citizenship of Palermo

Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth (left) and Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of the town Palermo during the ceremony.

Picture: Andi Schmid/Würth

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