EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.62 - Wholesale of machine tools
Number Employed: 6475
Group: Würth Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-01-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2017
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2017
Planned Job Creation: 1560

Additional Information

On 10 January 2017, German trader in fastening and assembly technology Würth announced to create 1,560 new jobs in Germany in 2017.

A total of 1,500 newly created positions will be filled with sales representatives and the remaining 60 positions will be filled with online specialists in the company's e-commerce department. The share of online sales increased from 12.5 % in 2015 to 13% in 2016. Furthermore, the company also has plans to increase the number of stores from 440 to 480 within the next year.

Würth currently employs 6,475 staff in Germany. The Würth Group employs 70,847 staff worldwide.