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Helping Customers Hold Everything Together

>100K

unique products

 

Driven by a passion to get things done, Würth Group continuously seeks ways to support their 65,000 employees in becoming more efficient. A global leader in assembly and fastening materials, Würth has the products that help connect almost everything together. Now, with SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA, they hope better database management will improve business connections.


Company

Würth Group

Headquarters

Künzelsau, Germany

Customer Website

www.wuerth.com

Revenue

€9.98 billion (2012)

Number of Employees

65,000

Implementation Partners

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Line of Business

Manufacturing, Information Technology

Industry

Wholesale Distribution

Featured Products

SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA

History

The nuts and bolts of success

From its family beginnings, the Würth Group has grown into the world’s market leader in assembly and fastening materials.

 

         

  • 1945Adolf and Alma Würth founded the company to wholesale nuts, bolts, and screws.
  • 1954 Reinhold Würth became the company’s head at 19 years of age, after his father’s early death.
  • 1962 First subsidiary outside Germany was founded in the Netherlands.
  • 1972Würth Art Collection started with purchase of expressionist Emil Nolde’s watercolor “Cloud Reflection in the Marsh.” The collection now comprises about 12,500 works.
  • 1975 Company started to make own products and sell them under the Würth brand.
  • 1987Würth acquired company in Japan, establishing its presence in five continents.
  • 1992Company opened new headquarters that included an integrated museum, open to the public.
  • 2006Bettina Würth took over as chair of the Würth Group advisory board, and her father, Reinhold Würth, became chair emeritus.
  • 2010Würth Group celebrated 65th anniversary, and Reinhold Würth celebrated his 75th birthday.

Success Strategy

Putting quality before price

Würth Group product quality and customer service are second to none. Würth deploys 32,000 sales representatives, ensuring every customer receives first class service. These are experts in automotive, metal, and wood construction, who bring knowledge and experience in their respective industries. A specialized approach gives the company an extra advantage as a partner with three million customers worldwide.

 

The desire for excellence and reliability of Würth products is matched by a passion for superior customer service.

The Challenge

Just look at the numbers

The numbers alone tell a story:

 

3 million

customers

100,000

unique products

32,000

sales reps

60

database

 

Würth Group generates enormous amounts of data, and the sheer volume is becoming difficult to control in a growing company.

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Needing a competitive edge…

Enter SAP

Collaborating with the experts

Würth Group is already an SAP customer, using enterprise resource planning and extended warehouse management solutions. Würth Group and SAP are collaborating on a proof of concept project using SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA to simplify the company’s ERP landscape, accelerate business processes, and establish a platform for further innovation.

 

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What we expect from this proof of concept

Today

First things first

Würth Group is focusing on mission-critical processes in the proof of concept project with SAP. In addition to consolidating databases, the goal is to ensure that performance doesn’t degrade as data volumes increase.

Journey Ahead

Real-time analytics, transparency and more

Ultimately, Würth Group would like to work with SAP to add features to its ERP systems, such as real-time analytics, to enable improved business transparency and more strategic business decision-making.

 

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Changing how we make decisions

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