18 August 2009
Introducing a new Global Industry Partner: Würth
We are proud to officially announce The Würth Group as a Global Industry Partner. With a history longer than WorldSkills International, we look forward to draw on some of the experience Würth has on their record.
On the Würth Group
The Würth Group is the world’s market leader in its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening material. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in 84 countries and has around 59,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 29,000 of them are permanently employed sales representatives. In the first half of the business year 2009, the Würth Group attained a sales volume of EUR 3.76 billion.
In the core business, the Würth Line, the sales range for trades and industry comprises over 100,000 products: From screws, screw accessories and anchors via tools to chemical technical products and personal protection equipment. The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which operate under their own company name, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components such as circuit boards as well as solar modules and financial services. They generate approximately 42 percent of the Würth Group’s sales volume.
Being a future-oriented company, Würth attaches great importance to the promotion of up-and-coming staff. The Würth Group considers the sound qualification of first-time employees to be the basis for the professional development of the individual as well as for the lasting growth of the company because the trainees of today are the specialists and executives of tomorrow. Our customers are mainly to be found among craft businesses which we do a lot for as partner of the trades. This is why Würth gladly supports WorldSkills International and their activities. We are looking forward to exciting Competitions.
Please visit the website for further information: www.wuerth.com.