Vorwerk Group Funds Building of SOS Children ′s Village in Vietnam
The day is fast approaching when 140 children will move into a new SOS Children’s Village in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. Government officials from Bin Dinh district, representatives of SOS Children’s Villages from around the world and also of the main sponsor, Vorwerk, laid the foundation stone for the new SOS Children’s Village on November 18 in Quy Nhon. An
SOS Children’s Village and a number of additional facilities are to be built on a plot of land some 448,000m2 in area. The village is scheduled for completion by 2011 and once they have all moved in,
14 SOS Children’s Village mothers, the Village Director and SOS staff will be on hand around the clock to care for the children living in the village’s 14 family houses.
Vorwerk Reports Growth in 2008 – Strong Position for the Future
The Vorwerk family enterprise set a new company record in 2008 by generating a total business volume of 2.44 billion euros. Thanks to diversification in its direct sales operations, the high quality of its products and its successful international growth strategy, the direct sales specialist is in a strong position and taking an optimistic view of the future despite the widespread financial crisis.
Close Customer Contact is the Success Formula for all Divisions
A willingness to embrace change, innovative products and services, an internationally oriented strategy and a direct line to the customer – all of these form the basis for growth at Vorwerk. The corporate group with its autonomous divisions is a successful competitor in many markets.
Vorwerk & Co. KG was founded in Wuppertal in 1883. During the course of the company’s 126-year history, what originally started out as a carpet factory has developed into a highly diversified, global corporate group. Yet Vorwerk has remained a family enterprise right through to the present day.