The Würth group, the top German company and the world’s market leader in its core business - the trade in assembly and fastening materials, reported that its worldwide revenue exceeded 11.05 billion euros in the year 2015 (2014: 10.13 billion euros), which displays a healthy global growth of 9.0 percent YoY. Würth Group Central Managing Board Chairman R o b e r t F r i edma n n expressing satisfaction with the sales growth the company achieved stated, “We were able to expand our sales volume by 9.0 percent. Among other things, this is due to the successful regional expansion of individual business units, the branch office network and the sales force.” The months September and October 2015 were the most successful in the history of the Würth group. In both months, the Würth group achieved sales of slightly more than one billion euros.
In 2015, 1,000 additional sales representatives were hired all over the world, bolstering the Würth group’s reputation as the largest employer of employed sales representatives. The Würth group is planning to hire 1,500 additional sales representatives in 2016. In addition, investments will be continued in the field of multi-channel distribution, which includes the sales force, branch offices and e-business activities. The total number of employees in the group increased from 66,044 to 68,922. In Germany alone, more than 900 new employees were hired.
“As Würth Sri Lanka, we are happy to have contributed positively t o th i s s i g n i f i c a n t achievement of the Wurth group. Having started operations in Sri Lanka in 1988 with a single employee, we now employ over 70 in our local office,” said Würth Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd Managing Director Rohan Amirthiah. Würth Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of Würth International, AG and belongs to Adolf Würth GmbH, Germanythe parent company of the Würth group. Würth is one of the largest international trading companies with more than 400 subsidiaries in 83 countries. With over 68,000 employees worldwide, Würth has the largest direct sales force in order to be closer to its customers.