EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Würth Group

Würth Group

Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Number Employed: 15300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-05-2007
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2007
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2007
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

In 2007, the German Würth Group, a global trader in fastening and assembly technology, will increase its German workforce of 15,300 by another 500 employees. Most of the new jobs will be created by expanding the network of pick-up branches in the country. The operating results of the company increased by 12% compared to the previous year reaching 177 million Euro in the first quarter of 2007. About 40% of the operating result has been achieved in Germany. The Group is planning to invest half a billion Euro in 2007 in its international structure and operations. The Würth Group employs 60,224 people worldwide, 29,685 of whom work as sales representatives.