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Würth Grupp lõpetas poolaasta 6,5 protsendise kasvuga


Würth Grupp lõpetas poolaasta 6,5 protsendise kasvuga. Kontserni kogukäive oli 6,8 miljardit eurot. Pikemalt ingliskeelses pressiteates.

The Würth Group continues its winning streak: The global
market leader in the trade with fastening and assembly
materials expands sales by 6.5 percent. Adjusted for
exchange rates, sales growth even stands at 9.0 percent.
The operating result increases to EUR 400 million.

In the first six months of 2018, the Würth Group reported
sales of EUR 6.8 billion. This corresponds to an increase of 6.5
percent. Adjusted for foreign currency effects, growth comes to 9.0
percent. The companies in Germany achieved sales growth of 7.9
percent and total sales of EUR 2.9 billion, while sales growth abroad
amounted to 5.4 percent. The Würth Group’s companies in Eastern
and Southern Europe are still developing very well, reporting sales
growth rates in the double digits. “We still expect that we will be able
to report sales and operating result records again in 2018, even if the
ifo Business Climate Index has dropped slightly in June and economic
forecasts are only cautiously optimistic,” Robert Friedmann, Chairman
of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, states on the
company’s positive outlook for the second half of the year.
Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, the Würth Group’s parent company,
reported a new monthly sales record of more than EUR 150 million in
June. In the first six months of 2018, the largest single company of the
Würth Group generated sales of EUR 811 million.

Operating result
The Würth Group’s operating result improved by 19.4 percent to EUR
400 million in the first half of the year. “We are satisfied with this
above-average increase in profits,” Robert Friedmann explains.

Investments in logistics
In June, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG celebrated the groundbreaking
for its new freight hub in the Gewerbepark Hohenlohe industrial area
directly next to the A 6 highway – an investment in the company’s
continued growth. The objective is to avoid split deliveries and
consolidate individual order items to make sure customers receive only
one shipment in the future. Apart from the high quality of its products,
Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG will continue to develop its range of
services to expand the partnership with its customers even further.
Around EUR 73 million will be invested in the new European transport
hub that will be erected on a surface area of around 50,000 m² – 20
percent of all orders handled there will be shipped directly to other
European countries.
Two years after opening its highly modern logistics center and sample
factory, Würth Elektronik eiSos is investing another EUR 25 million in
its site in Waldenburg. The company’s existing storage, picking and
logistics spaces will be doubled with the construction of 4,000 m² of
logistics area and a 1,300 m² fully automated shuttle warehouse. This
latest addition underlines the ambitious service claim of Würth
Elektronik eiSos that customers all over the world will receive their
samples and even large quantities of electronic and electromechanical
components within 24 to 48 hours.
Electrical wholesale unit expands further
In Italy, the Würth Electrical Wholesale Group (W.EG) has expanded
its footprint by entering into a strategic partnership (controlling interest)
with MEB s.r.l., one of the leading electrical wholesalers in Northern
Italy, located in Schio, Veneto. The company currently employs 250
people in 24 branches. The product range includes mostly lighting,
building automation systems, low voltage distribution and control
equipment, renewable energy systems, as well as cables and industrial
automation systems. The transaction is subject to the approval of the
anti-trust authorities.

The number of employees increased by 1,975, from 74,159 at the
end of 2017 to 76,134 in the first half of 2018. In Germany, the
number of employees amounts to 23,305, an increase by 4.9 percent
on the previous year. The Group currently has 32,898 sales force
employees on the payroll


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