"Acting with an eye to the future also means taking responsibility for the common good, because today companies and society are in the same boat.”
Founder Dr.-Ing. E. h. Jochen Opländer
The Wilo-Foundation was founded by entrepreneur and founder Dr.-Ing. E. h. Jochen Opländer together with his children on 14 January 2011. Until the beginning of 2016, it bore the name "Caspar Ludwig Opländer Foundation", named after the company founder with whom the history of Wilo began in 1872. In order to make international social commitment easier and to make it clear in the name, the foundation was renamed "Wilo-Foundation".
The family foundation for continuity
With a 90 percent shareholding, the family foundation ensures the continuity of the Wilo Group. In addition, it assumes social responsibility and provides financial support for projects in the fields of science, education & social affairs, culture and sport. In terms of content, the foundation focuses on the future topics of environment & water, technology & digitality, talent promotion & (social) entrepreneurship, international understanding and regional responsibility.
The foundation committees of the Wilo-Foundation
The Board of Trustees and the Executive Board are the organs of the Foundation. The foundation's board of directors consists of Mrs. Evi Hoch (social commitment) and Mr. Wolfgang Mertineit (finances). The Board of Trustees consists of five persons. Following the will of the founder, the board of trustees includes members of the founder's family and external experts.