Würth Verwaltungsgebäude in Künzelsau

Headquarter of the Würth Group in Künzelsau

The Würth Group is the global market leader in the trade of fastening and assembly materials. This is its core business and the area in which the story began. To this day, it is the area in which the 143 Würth Line companies operate. It’s simple really:

“If you sell screws, then you also ought to know a bit about how they are produced,” said Reinhold Würth, and established the screw factory SWG Schraubenwerk Gaisbach GmbH at the beginning of the 1960s. This allowed him to lay the foundation for the Group’s second important pillar: the Allied Companies. They operate in related areas as sales or manufacturing companies, and also include companies operating in the financial services industry, as well as hotels and catering establishments. In 2017, the Allied Companies were responsible for around 40 percent of the consolidated sales. The Würth Group employs a global workforce of 74,159 employees – with 32,295 working on the sales force – has more than 400 companies in over 80 countries, 1,817 branch offices and generated sales of EUR 12.7 billion in 2017.

Digitalization has created new challenges for Würth as well: Its operations now extend far beyond pure direct sales and stationary trade. Würth is digital, Würth is online, offering state-of-the-art services, logistics solutions and ordering options. In doing so, we always have precisely one goal in mind: to make things simple for our customers. This has always been, and remains, our primary objective.

In the early 1960s, Reinhold Würth bought the work of art entitled “Cloud Reflection in the Marsh” by Emil Nolde, laying the cornerstone for the Würth Collection, which now comprises more than 17,500 pieces. In 1987, he established the Würth Foundation together with his wife Carmen to promote art and culture, science and research, training and education. These two milestones symbolize an attitude that is also at the heart of the Group’s corporate culture: openness, gratitude, respect, curiosity, responsibility, but also humility towards our fellow human beings and society. This is the stance that we take in our dealings with our customers.