Welcome Future – 100 Years Wörwag

Dear Readers

Wörwag is a font of colorful ideas. And has been so for one hundred years. That is the age we have now reached. We’re celebrating this anniversary, while continuing as always to look ahead. To mark the occasion, this special edition of finish is appearing with one hundred different covers, each of which has been designed by a different employee.

And one hundred of our colleagues have also filled the next 100 pages with life. The represent the people who have made Wörwag the very special company that it is today.

100 Years Wörwag

This anniversary edition of finish features 100 different headline motifs – all designed by the company’s employees! The general overview!

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Company and Management

We are Wörwag!

What could say more about a company and its culture than its employees? So finish set up a photo booth with a self-timer in the cafeteria in Zuffenhausen. Here are some images and quotes from our colleagues.

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Company and Management
Fragerunde CEO Wörwag

I wasn’t familiar with Wörwag beforehand

Wörwag started its anniversary year with a new CEO at the helm. After around a hundred days in the job, Georg Saint-Denis answered employees’ questions and, in doing so, formulated a vision for the company that created quite a wave of surprise and delight. - To the Article

Production and Technology
Soko Münchingen: Ein Fall für das Wörwag-Prüflabor.

CSI: Münchingen

Something is wrong with the coating in a vehicle component. What happened? A case for the Wörwag test laboratory. Chief investigator Gabriele Roth and her team go looking for clues. - To the Article

Administration

Shining lights

If darkness ever descends on Wörwag’s apprentices, that can only mean they’re enjoying a special team event arranged by the training department. A round of black-light miniature golf shows that these young people get along superbly, even in the dark.

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Production and Technology
Wörwag Pulverlack

Chemical muesli

Powder coatings are more than just granulate that has been milled and sifted. The expertise that goes into making these products is clear upon visiting the Renningen plant, where Wörwag has been mixing, dispersing, extruding, and granulating since 1996. - To the Article

Company and Management
Wörwag: Heimspiel für Dr. Achim Gast

Home game for Gast

Having a future-proof production set-up is close to Dr. Achim Gast’s heart. The Chief Operating Officer is intensifying direct communication with employees in the wake of the expansion and modernization of the Wörwag headquarters. - To the Article

Sales
Wörwag Staustelle

Obstruction

A blessing or a curse? A drive with Sven Pechwitz, Wörwag’s head of sales for construction and agriculture machines, sheds entirely new light on freeway construction sites. - To the Article

Products

Forward roll

Helge Warta and his team set the idea behind paint films into motion. Many individuals have contributed to its success – we asked seven of them to step in front of the camera.

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Hannes Wörwag
Company and Management

On Top

Hannes Wörwag represents the family in the company. In addition to his knack for figures, it is human qualities like pragmatism and dependability that also distinguish the Chief Financial Officer. He doesn’t like to talk about that, though. He prefers to look ahead and let results speak for themselves – as one of nearly a thousand Wörwag employees around the world.

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Products

All in

The right product for every application - from primer to clear coating, from base coat to coatings with specialized functions. These examples show where Wörwag's strengths come into play. - To the Article

Company and Management

Wörwag is Anders

Everyone has to pass by Bettina Anders. The 52-year-old is the assistant to Wörwag’s managing directors Georg Saint-Denis and Dr. Achim Gast. She is the good-natured gatekeeper outside the chambers of power. But above all: she is an all-rounder. That’s because Anders combines several jobs in one. - To the Article

Company and Management

100 years - 100 facts

We present 100 facts about science and culture, people and records. - To the Article

Internationality

Car sharing

International expansion at Wörwag is closely linked to the field of coatings for plastic add-on parts in the automotive industry. In the slipstream of car makers and their suppliers, the company is now active around the world as one of the major producers of paint for plastics.

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Products

Dr. Gissel, please take it from here

Alexander Gissel, responsible for the combinatorial laboratory, analytics, processing and materials technology, keeps in touch with research, and with his team he has been a driver of innovation at Wörwag for nearly 20 years. - To the Article

Sales

Labyrinthine paths

What is a legal department needed for? Jörg Glocker and his legal team see to it that contracts Wörwag signs are legally correct and that there are no unpleasant surprises at the end. - To the Article

Sales

A day like no other

Here today, there tomorrow. Sales representatives are on the move a lot and for a long time – Wörwag believes that in sales, personal contact with the customer is important. Besides profound expert knowledge, this also requires an open style of communication, a good dose of flexibility. finish joined the reps on the road. - To the Article

Production and Technology

Time travel

Machines, work stations, and processes are always changing. They become faster, more modern, and more efficient. What did Wörwag’s production processes look like 50 years ago? How are coatings produced today? A trip back in time reveals some charming comparisons.

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Production and Technology

Pitch perfect

Every pitch has to be perfect. Jürgen Ortmeier knows this from his music. As head of liquid coating technologies at Wörwag, he also knows that every new shade of paint has to be perfect. - To the Article

Administration

Next Level

Being ready for anything, removing obstacles, reacting quickly, thwarting threats: why the IT staff at Wörwag sometimes feel like they’re in a jump-and-run game. Their mission-possible-with-a-great-deal-of-effort: to keep everything running. - To the Article

Administration

Mrs. Power-Banf

Tough at the negotiating table, cheerful in everyday life. Denitsa Ivanova from Bulgaria loves challenges. The buyer has already mastered a major one at Wörwag. - To the Article