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5 Mar 2024 Press release

Meeting strengthens transatlantic relations

Oliver Hermes und Pauline Kao auf dem Wilopark

Consul General of the United States of America visits Wilopark

Dortmund. Pauline Kao, Consul General for North Rhine-Westphalia at the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf, visited the Wilopark in Dortmund. There, she exchanged views with Wilo Group President & CEO Oliver Hermes on current issues regarding transatlantic relations and learned about the technology group’s pioneering role in the areas of sustainable and smart industrial processes.

The current NRW-USA Year was also discussed. Under the motto “A perfect match”, players from politics and business have been organising numerous events relating to the transatlantic partnership since June 2023. “Especially in geopolitically and geoeconomically turbulent times, it is important to deepen diplomatic, economic and cultural relations and make them tangible”, Hermes emphasised during their discussion. The Wilo CEO also referred to the long-standing friendship between North Rhine-Westphalia and the United States: “The NRW-USA Year is a highlight of our 340 years of shared history. North Rhine-Westphalia must use this very special time to enhance its profile as an innovative and dynamic business location and focus on the areas of digital transformation and sustainability.”

The multinational Wilo Group has been active in the North American market for over 20 years. The regional headquarters in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, were opened in 2022. The activities of Wilo USA, Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Wilo Machine Co. are bundled there. Other locations are in Collierville, Tennessee, and Sandfort, Florida.


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Wilo Group

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