From a garage start-up to a leading wholesaler
20-year company anniversary
The Bäuerle family has been successfully running the family business for 20 years.
Change at the top management
Anika Bäuerle becomes the new managing director. Hugo Bäuerle joins W+A as an advisor.
W + A becomes the new distribution partner of Wippermann jr. GmbH and the team at the Langenargen location continues to grow.
W + A becomes a trading partner of STIEBER GmbH, a member of the Altra Industrial Motion Group and Koyo Deutschland GmbH. Another 4 new colleagues strengthen marketing, internal and field sales departments.
Distribution partnership with TIMKEN GmbH. Expansion of the portfolio in the area of rolling bearing and drive technology. The company's growing product and service portfolio includes many well-known industry brands such as Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Drives®, Lovejoy® and Groeneveld®.
The sales cooperation’s are increasing: partnerships with Henkel (Loctite / Teroson) and OKS are signed, 4 new employees are added in IT management, internal and field sales.
EN ISO 9001 is gained and the internal sales team continues to grow.
W + A becomes a trading partner of NSK Deutschland GmbH and the new, pleasantly bright and inviting company building in Langenargen is moved into -with 300 sqm of office space, 1,000 sqm of storage space and potential for the future.
On our ten-year anniversary, the figures are rosy. With record sales new employees continue to be added focusing on increased sales in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The planning of the new headquarters is taking shape.
W + A is growing despite the tense economic situation. With new employees and even more storage capacity, the desire for a larger building is growing and planning begins…
As part of the business succession of Schmitz Kugellager GmbH, W+A is expanding its business in the Rheinstetten area. The Schmitz family and Susanne Greif continue to run the branch in the spirit of W+A. Tettnang also continues to hire more staff.
The sales office is extended, the storage area expanded. Regional distribution continues to grow as new colleagues are added. Now, 8 employees are working at W+A.
Anika Bäuerle joins the successfully growing company.
The need is recognized and from a garage in Tettnang, near Lake Constance, the first rolling bearings are delivered out. Equal founding partners Hugo and Sven Bäuerle, father and son, become joint managing directors of W + A Wälzlager- und Antriebstechnik GmbH.