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The 5 most important global Megatrends

Megatrends are global processes that are gradually changing the world we live in. They affect all levels of society and influence political and economic decision-making as well as the lives of every single one of us. As a multinational technology group with locations all over the world, we actively contribute to solving the challenges these megatrends represent.

These Megatrends change the world

Within the framework of our strategic long-term planning, we have defined five megatrends and one key factor that impact the current and future business of the Wilo Group.

Digital transformation driving change

Digitalisation: the key to effective problem-solving

The digital transformation is driven by the technological change heralded by disruptive new technologies. Digitalisation is fostering innovation and transformation by providing added value for customers through digital connectivity. Only those who are willing to question the status quo are set to succeed in the long term. This innovative approach helps develop new approaches and strategies, change perspectives, and make use of state-of-the-art tools. Digitalisation should never be an end in itself – instead, it should always be used systematically to achieve purposeful results.

  • Urbanisation

  • Water Shortage

  • Globalisation 2.0

  • Climate Change

  • Energy Shortage



As cities grow, so does demand for water and energy

The world’s population now numbers eight billion – and counting. Current UN forecasts predict that over 10 billion people will be living on our planet by 2060. At the same time, urban areas are growing apace: around half the global population lives in cities, and more and more people are moving from rural to metropolitan areas. In addition to the cities and metropolitan regions that already exist today and are continuously growing, entirely new cities are quickly emerging.

‘At Wilo, we view global change processes as an opportunity to transform our world and make people’s lives easier.’

Oliver Hermes, President & CEO of the Wilo Group