Schwäbisch Hall (dpa / lsw) - For Benjamin Würth, grandson of the entrepreneur Reinhold Würth, it is "a great challenge" to keep the Würth Group family despite its size in the future. It's about keeping hierarchies flat and being able to talk to each other. Employees should not suddenly mutate into an employee number. "Then we could also be a stock corporation and we certainly don't want that," said Würth on Tuesday in Schwäbisch Hall at an event organized by "Wirtschaftswoche". Würth has been deputy chairman of the supervisory board of the foundation since the beginning of the year.
According to preliminary figures, the company from Künzelsau (Hohenlohekreis), which was built up by his grandfather, scratched the 20 billion euro mark in sales last year after an increase of around 17 percent and thus achieved a record value. The operating result before taxes rose from around 1.3 billion to 1.5 billion euros. Würth intends to publish the net result at the balance sheet press conference at the beginning of May. According to the company, more than 85,600 people work for the Würth Group. In 2022, 2,454 were added.