BASIC INFORMATION ON THE WILO GROUP
Customers and products
Wilo is a premium provider of pumps and pump systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, water supply and wastewater disposal. The Wilo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in these markets. Its portfolio of products, system solutions and services is tailored to meet every need. The extensive product range extends from high-efficiency pumps designed for houses, apartment blocks and commercial buildings, via pumps and agitators for use in water management, through to products and solutions for industrial applications such as large cooling water pumps for power plants.
Meanwhile, the Wilo Group’s corporate strategy and the operational focus of its over 7,600 employees are systematically geared towards customers and their specific needs and requirements for products, applications and services. The Wilo Group’s market success is based on the close cooperation with OEM partners, planners, specialist retailers and tradesmen as well as general contractors, investors and end users in a spirit of mutual trust. As a premium provider, Wilo aims to develop both leading technology and intelligent solutions that make people’s lives noticeably easier every single day. This is the principle behind the claim “Pioneering for You”.
The global network of production sites was recategorised and restructured in the year under review on the basis of defined criteria such as location size and vertical integration. With a new production site in Russia coming into operation midway through 2016, the Wilo Group is now manufacturing pumps and pump systems at 13 primary production locations in Europe, Asia and America. In accordance with the global production strategy (GPS), all production sites at these locations constitute the production network in the narrower sense and are coordinated and managed accordingly. Highly specialised products such as water supply and wastewater treatment systems are developed and manufactured at other, smaller locations such as Bari, Minden, Wülfrath and Chemnitz. In addition, products for local markets are assembled at a variety of locations. This ensures that local requirements can be met efficiently with the fastest possible delivery to customers. Overall, the Wilo Group has an efficient, customer-oriented network of more than 60 production and sales companies in over 50 countries. In combination with numerous branches and independent sales and service partners, this ensures that customers’ needs and requirements are met at all times and to the highest standards of quality worldwide.