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Vision. Mission. Values

Multinational Technology Group

The grand opening of the H2Powerplant. In the picture from left to right: Jean-Pascal Tricoire (President & CEO of Schneider Electric), Oliver Hermes (President & CEO of the Wilo Group), Georg Weber (Chief Technology Officer of the Wilo Group) and Christophe De Maistre (DACH Zone President of Schneider Electric). Source: WILO SE

with innovative solutions

We move water - efficiently and in a climate-friendly way. In line with our sustainability strategy, we are making an important contribution to climate protection. As a digital pioneer in the industry, we are leading the way with our intelligent products. In doing so, we are setting standards for a smart and resource-efficient world today and for the future, true to our brand claim Pioneering for You.

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Living pioneering spirit

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As a pioneer for genuine new developments and innovations, we take advantage of the benefits of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT). Whether in smart urban areas or in the connected home, the positive aspects are manifold: efficiency gains, sustainable use of resources, time savings, reliability, ease of maintenance and much more. We utilise the digital transformation and develop smart solutions that connect people, products and services, as well as production processes and machines.

Solutions for the challenges of our time

Eisberg mit blauem Himmel

We live in an age characterised by crises and global challenges. We are all challenged as individuals just as much as companies and countries. It takes an enormous effort and at least as much entrepreneurial spirit to find solutions to the challenges of our time. Wilo is taking the initiative with targeted measures and well thought-out technology solutions. The five megatrends are decisive: urbanisation, water scarcity, globalisation 2.0, climate change and energy scarcity. "At Wilo, we always see crises as an opportunity to change the world we live in and make life easier for people," says Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group.

"Pioneer in energy efficiency"

Geschäftsbericht 2020, Beyond, Obvious

To enable climate-neutral energy in all areas of life, we need a solution that is both CO2-free and can be stored and transported. As the energy carrier of the future, hydrogen has huge potential, especially in view of the megatrend of energy scarcity. Wilo is leading the way as a pioneer in the development of products, systems and solutions for the hydrogen age. "As an innovation leader in the industry, Wilo was and is a pioneer in energy efficiency," says Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group. Green hydrogen in particular is an elementary technology of the future that will help us achieve the Paris climate protection targets.

Committed to tradition in Germany and the world

Founded in 1872 as the Louis Opländer copper and brassware factory in Dortmund, Wilo has developed from a local specialist into a global player. With our long tradition behind us, we draw conclusions for the future from our history and can assess upcoming developments. As the majority shareholder with a shareholding of around 90 per cent, the Wilo-Foundation ensures the continuity and independence of the company. Uncompromising customer orientation, direct proximity to the market and, above all, our culture of innovation have made us what we are today: one of the world's leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems in the high-tech sector. Over the past decade, we have evolved from a hidden to a visible and connected champion. Today, almost 9,000 people work for Wilo worldwide.

Customer and people-focussed

Our customers are always the number one focus of our actions. Our goal is to make their lives easier through our products and services. We anticipate both current and future needs and problems and address them with innovative and highly efficient solutions. We want to continue to write the success story in this style.

Sustainable and responsible

We accept responsibility: for the people who work at Wilo, for our processes, products and services, for our cooperation with suppliers and partners, for our customers and markets. We act the way that resources are preserved for the future and that our children will have the same opportunities tomorrow that we have today. We support and promote causes wherever we see an opportunity to make the world and human life a bit easier.

Innovative and technology-driven

We are leaders in innovation, and we want to be sure to maintain this position in the future. For us, innovation means improving, or even revolutionising, our processes, products and services. We take visionary ideas and turn them into intelligent solutions and groundbreaking new products and solutions that set the standard in the industry. We bring all Wilo ideas together systematically to make life easier.

Ambitious and goal-focussed

We are ambitious. We set challenging goals for ourselves with regard to sustainability, innovation and growth. We seek to set the global standard in these areas with our company. And we can only do that together, as a Wilo team. Together, we combine our ideas, our commitment and our experience to create sustainable success.

Respect for tradition – with an eye on the future

We have a strong corporate culture, developed over more than 150 years and marked by the traditions of the Opländer family. With an eye towards the future, we monitor strategic developments on the world markets and increasingly digitalised society and make this the focus of our business. In fact, many of our innovative solutions are already providing answers to the diverse challenges of the coming years today. These include climate change, resource shortage, globalisation and the need for energy efficiency.