Luxembourg, 4 November 2020. This 4th of November officially marks the 150th anniversary of the Paul Wurth company, as it was on 4th of November 1870 when the judicial authorities of Luxembourg cleared the way for the creation of the “Kesselfabrek”, a boilermaking facility by the founder Eugène Muller in Luxembourg-Hollerich. Some years later his firm was taken over by and named after Paul Wurth, the farsighted industrial leader, who not only paved the way of the company, but also impacted the Luxembourg economy and the steel industry in general.
2020 should have been a very special year for Paul Wurth with appropriate festivities. Unfortunately, everything came completely different. Even today, we can only hope that in spring/summer 2021 we will be back in a safe situation and in a positive mood to celebrate this important anniversary in a festive way, even with a year of delay.
Nonetheless, we would like to seize the opportunity of this jubilee day to give our heartfelt thanks to our current and former employees and workers worldwide for the commitment they display in their everyday work, whatever challenging the situation is. We, as a company, and all our employees can proudly look back on 150 years of excellence, made of sound achievements, revolutionary developments and fruitful working together. All this in a pioneering spirit that lives on today.
We want, of course, also to thank our customers and partners for the faith they have placed in us and in our technologies during so many years. From supplying metal structures to local steelmakers at the beginnings, through developing and providing key technologies for the worldwide iron & steel industry, up to the present transformation of the industry towards decarbonised production processes, the prime objective of our business strategy has always been to listen to our customers and meet their requirements with added-value solutions. What was true in the past is still true today: only close dialogue and trustful exchange bring us and the world of science and technology forward – in terms of performance, quality and eco-friendly solutions. As a leading partner, we will continue this passionate journey with you!
Finally, we would like to thank our successive shareholders for their unwavering support and constructive assistance they have given the company during the decades. Together we will create the future!
Happy Birthday, Paul Wurth!
About Paul Wurth
Headquartered in Luxembourg since its creation in 1870, the engineering company Paul Wurth is a leading technology provider and supplier of complete plants and facilities for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking. Besides its activities for the iron and steel industry, Paul Wurth Geprolux is specialised in the management and coordination of large civil construction and infrastructure projects. With more than 1 500 employees, Paul Wurth is active worldwide, operating entities and affiliated companies in the main iron and steelmaking regions of the world. Paul Wurth is a member of SMS group.