The Würth Group is constantly growing. More and more business segments are being tapped, more and more new companies are being added to the network of globally operating Allied Companies. Here we explain what defines Würth—and what the Group stands for.
The Würth Group started out as a family-owned business. The success of the company is underpinned by common values that shape the way we work day in and day out.
Mutual trust, respect, reliability, honesty, and straightforwardness, both inside and outside the company, are the fundamental principles deeply entrenched in the Würth Group. This does not just entail complying with rules and laws but also applies to the inner attitude of the employees. Important topics within our corporate culture include visionary thinking, and both demanding and encouraging achievements.
Assuming social responsibility is an important aspect of the Würth Group’s self-concept, which is reflected in many areas.
Würth invests in art, employs people with disabilities in one of its hotels, sponsors athletes—in a nutshell: Würth is committed. This holistic approach extends far beyond customer orientation. The Group is active in a wide array of different initiatives, supporting charitable organizations and promoting numerous projects in the fields of art and culture, research and science, and education
It all started with the screw. Today the Würth Group is the global market leader in its core business: the sale of assembly and fastening materials.
The more than 140 companies in the Würth Line are devoted to this core business. The Allied Companies represent the second mainstay of the Würth Group: trading and manufacturing companies in similar fields of business. This operational unit includes Electrical Wholesale, Electronics, Production, RECA Group, Trade, Chemicals, Tools, Screws and Standard Parts, and Financial Services.
Würth will be celebrating a double anniversary this year.
Even as a youngster, Reinhold Würth accompanied his father on customer visits. When his father died suddenly in 1954, the 19-year-old took over the family screw business. On 1 October 2019, Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, completed his 70th year of service to the company and on 20 April 2020, he will turn 85 years old. The Würth Group can look back on 75 years of success.