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Ülemaailmse Würth kontserni eelmise aasta kasvunumbrid olid 12,3%.
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 In 2011, the Würth Group set a new sales record, attaining                                                                  
sales of EUR 9.7 billion. According to the preliminary annual financial                                                                       
statement, the company grew by 12.3 percent. The operating result is                                                                     
expected to reach last year's level.                                                                                               
The Würth Group managed to significantly increase sales particularly in 
Germany, where it grew by 14.0 percent, reporting EUR 4.4 billion in 
sales. Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG made a major contribution to this 
result. The Group's parent company stepped up sales by 13.2 percent 
to EUR 1.2 billion. In order to promote this dynamic development also 
in the future, further investments are made in the company's Künzelsau 
location. On 6 December 2011, the foundation stone of the most 
efficient and most modern distribution center of the Würth Group was 
laid. The investment volume of this project amounts to EUR 60 million. 
The annex of the administrative building in Künzelsau will already be 
completed in spring 2012.  
The operative operating result 2011 is expected to exceed last year's 
level by approximately EUR 80 million; however, it has been negatively 
affected by losses in solar production, especially with regard to the 
withdrawal from this line of business. Therefore, it is estimated that the 
operating result 2011 will reach the same level as last year's result. 
(2010: EUR 385 million). 
The number of employees increased by 3,680 to 66,113. The fact that 
almost half of the entire Würth workforce operates as sales 
representatives in the field reflects the company's strong focus on the 
sales sector. In Germany, an additional 1,446 employees were hired. 

"In 2012, we are also planning double-digit sales growth for the 
Group", says Robert Friedmann, Chairman of the Central Managing 
Board of the Würth Group.  
"Only the global economic situation may darken these hopes." The 
great insecurity regarding the further course of the Euro crisis as well as 
its consequences for the European Monetary Union put a strain on the 
economic development. 2012 will nevertheless be a very special year 
for the Würth Group: The Group intends to generate sales of EUR 10 
billion for the very first time. 
The company is going to publish the Würth Group's certified annual 
statement for the financial year 2011 at its annual press conference on 
 10 May 2012.  
About the Würth Group 
The Würth Group is the world's market leader in its core business, the trade in assembly and 
fastening materials. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in 84 countries and has 
over 66,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 30,000 employees are permanently 
employed sales representatives. According to the preliminary annual financial statement, the 
Würth Group generated EUR 9.7 billion in sales in the business year 2011.  
In the core business, the Würth Line, the product range for trades and industry comprises over 
100,000 products: from screws, screw accessories and anchors to tools, chemical-technical 
products and personal protection equipment.  
The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which either operate in business areas adjacent to 
the core business or in diversified business areas, round off the range by offering products for 
DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components such as circuit boards as 
well as financial services.  
The Würth Group was awarded the German Logistics Award 2009 by the Federal 
Association for Logistics (Bundesvereinigung Logistik, BVL). The company received the award 
for developing modular system logistics, which can be tailored to the needs of individual 
customer groups. This goes to show that the company does not only strive to satisfy its 
customers, but to inspire them with optimism, dynamism and a sense of responsibility. 
Demanding and promoting performance is firmly embedded in Würth's corporate culture. 

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