New Würth Canada Head Office in the Hanlon Creek Business Park

Guelph, ON, Thursday, June 6, 2013 – Würth Canada Limited takes its first physical step to moving its Eastern Canadian operations to the City of Guelph, with the ground breaking ceremony of the future office and warehouse buildings held today.

With its new Head Office and equipment installations to be completed by July 2014, Würth points the way of the future for the company. The new building (approximately 26,000 sq. ft. office and 74,000 sq. ft. warehouse) will provide the logistics basis for future growth at the company’s headquarters.

“With our investment in the new Guelph Head Office, Würth Canada clearly confirms its commitment to the City of Guelph. Our new building stands for high environmental standards, ergonomic workplaces and an even better service for our customers” Ernest Sweeney, President & C.E.O of Würth Canada Limited, said on the occasion of the official ground breaking ceremony.

“In the course of the next 12 months, with our building partner Leeswood, we will see the building construction develop into a state-of-the-art facility. Both our customers and our employees will benefit greatly from the efficiencies that will be realized through the use of automation and space planning. It will make their everyday work easier.” Ernest Sweeney, alongside his Management Team, and Mayor Karen Farbridge from the City of Guelph, addressed various guests and employees from Würth.

“I am pleased to welcome Würth Canada to Guelph, a great City to do business,” said Mayor Karen Farbridge. “The City of Guelph is committed to building a diverse and prosperous local economy that attracts investment from global companies such as Würth Canada.”

Würth conducted a contest with various architect firms to determine design of the new head office in 2009. The final building design by Joe DeCicco at Global Architect was personally selected by Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Family Trust of the Würth Group.

Mr. Sweeney expressed his joy about the ground breaking of the new Head Office and what the future will bring to Würth employees, customers/business partners and the City of Guelph. The friendly cooperation and continued support from the officials of the City of Guelph made the whole process of site plan and building permit applications easy to manage.

Würth’s concern for the environment is demonstrated by a variety of programs in place and planned for the future. Being a partner of the solar industry and a supplier of mounting components for solar panels, Würth has taken the necessary measures to ensure that the roof and building can accommodate a sun energy program in the future. The automated order processing equipment in this new facility will achieve the lowest energy consumption of comparable systems on the market and is more powerful, all due to the use of the most modern energy-saving technologies.

About Würth Canada Limited

Würth Canada Limited was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1971. Its Head Office has been located in Mississauga, Ontario since 1986.

Würth Canada is a leading specialist in the trade with assembly and fastening materials for professional use. It is part of the globally operating Würth Group based in Germany. The company offers over 25,000 products of top quality screws, fasteners, chemical-technical products, electrical connectors, tools, storage and retrieval systems as well as personal protective equipment. These are supplied to over 34,000 customers from all industries.

In short, there is no longer one Würth for all customers, but every customer has their own Würth. This emphasizes the Würth Group’s claim that it not only wants to satisfy its customers; being optimistic, dynamic and fully aware of its responsibility, Würth wants to inspire and fill the customers with enthusiasm. Demanding and promoting performance is an integral element of Würth’s corporate culture.

Würth Canada is a company proud of constant growth since its inception, having more than 467 employees of which 380 are Sales Representatives. The sales forecast for 2013 is in excess of $105 million dollars.

Wurth Canada is also proud to be ISO 9001-2008 certified.
We believe that: “In the race for quality, there is no finish line.”
Ernest Sweeney is the President & C.E.O of Würth Canada Limited.

For more information

Goran Abramovic
Marketing Manager
Würth Canada Limited

Jim Mairs
Sr. Business Development Consultant/Assistant Manager
Economic Development
Finance & Enterprise Services
City of Guelph
519-837-5600 x 2821