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WURTH USA Prepares For Aggressive Expansion 0

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Matt Florian

January 16th, 2014 – WURTH USA, the global leading supplier of high quality products and services for the transportation maintenance and repair industry, is preparing to expand it’s business throughout the United States in 2014. Currently serving more than 40,000 customers across the nation, including Body Shops, Truck & Fleet Maintenance, Motorcycle Repair and Auto Dealerships, our professional sales staff works tirelessly to build mutually beneficial relationships.

Being that direct selling is at the core of WURTH’s business model, the company takes pride in the fact that it employs some of the most highly trained sales representatives in the industry. Therefore, to guarantee that each customer is treated with the same level of respect and attention, we are looking to expand with high quality sales professionals – who are at the heart of our current and future growth.

“Having been a former Sales Representative myself, I realized the potential for personal success and career growth at WURTH USA!  Throughout my 21-year career at WURTH, I worked hard every day to form mutually beneficial relationships with coworkers and customers. WURTH USA provided me with the training, tools, and resources to achieve my personal goals while rewarding my performance with exceptional compensation structures and professional advancements. As CEO, I get tremendous enjoyment out of seeing extraordinary people succeed here at WURTH USA and I’m elated we are investing into the market to bring on-board added talent as we expand the sales force in 2014!” – Mike Krause, President & CEO, WURTH USA

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WURTH USA Reissued ISO 9001:2008 Certification 0

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Matt Florian

Intertek ISO 9001-2008 (1-master)Ramsey, NJ (January 16th, 2014) WURTH USA, the global leading supplier of high quality automotive parts, products, and services, announced today that their quality management system has been reissued ISO 9001:2008 certification. Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., located in Boxborough, MA, performed the reassessment. WURTH USA was initially awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification from Intertek in January of 2011.

ISO certification requires that a company implements a Quality Management System and commits to enhanced customer satisfaction, as well as superior internal communications and processes. WURTH USA’s quality management system is applicable to the distribution of aftermarket fasteners and supplies used by the automotive and transport industries, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations trades.

Stated Michael Krause, President and CEO of WURTH USA, Inc. “Once again, we have raised the bar and exceeded expectation! We are proud of this accomplishment for the entire Würth organization. A special thanks to the ISO team who did an outstanding job bringing the Quality Management System forward successfully! Our employees and customers are our greatest assets and without them, we would not be in business. WURTH USA and its employees are committed to world class leadership; continually looking for new and innovative ways to improve our business that leads to higher levels of client satisfaction.”

Established in 1969, WURTH USA is one of the leading suppliers of high quality automotive parts, products, and services. Our extensive catalog of hardware, chemicals, fasteners, hand tools and more provides customers with everything they need to succeed. Small body shops and nation-wide fleet maintenance companies alike can benefit from the unparalleled selection and unbeatable service of WURTH.

About Intertek
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.


Win A WURTH Racing Prize Pack! 0

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Matt Florian

There’s nothing like the speed and thrill of NASCAR.

During this season, Penske Racing fans experienced plenty of excitement watching their favorite driver on race day. You held your breath as tough racing resulted in an unfortunate crash that miraculously was avoided by the skilled driving of Joey Logano. You wore your Blue Deuce attire proudly each race day and finally got to let out a cheer that you’ve been waiting to release since last season when Brad Keselowski brought home his first Sprint Cup victory of the year at Charlotte. You felt the emotion of witnessing veteran driver Sam Hornish, Jr. battle Austin Dillon down to the checkered flag. All the laps, the miles, the record-breaking stats, and championships mean nothing without the pride, passion, and support of you Penske Racing fans. That’s #penskepride. That’s #WURTHIT.

Vote for the #WURTHIT moment of the 2013 season for your chance to win… 

A WURTH Racing Prize Pack which includes:
– No. 12 WURTH 1:24 Ford Die Cast Car
– WURTH Duffle Bag
– WURTH Racing Hat
– WURTH Racing T-Shirt


One winner will be chosen at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013.

The No. 12 Championship Drive 0

Posted on November 12, 2013 by Matt Florian


WURTH USA is offering twelve products at quantity discounts for just $12.00 each!

300 miles of tough racing will decide the 2013 Nationwide Series Champion. Can Sam Hornish, Jr. overcome an eight point deficit to cap off his career year in dramatic fashion? It’s the final showdown, Hornish vs. Dillon, at South Florida’s home for NASCAR: Homestead-Miami Speedway. Watch the action live this Saturday at 4:30pm EST on ESPN2.

Click the link below to access our PDF and take advantage of huge savings today!



WURTH USA Holiday Food Drive 0

Posted on November 09, 2013 by Matt Florian

iStock_000021450689SmallOnce again this year, we’ll be collecting food for our friends in need. If you’d like to donate any non-expired, non-perishable items to the Mahwah Food Pantry, collection boxes will be set up in the Ramsey, NJ lobby from November 11th through November 15th.

We’re also collecting food for our four-legged friends. Any donations of dry or canned cat and dog food will be brought to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. (RBARI) in Oakland, NJ.

Have an Extra Turkey?

If you’d like to donate your extra frozen turkey or ham from your supermarket rewards card, we will be accepting those as well!

WURTH USA Customers: Donate and Save 10%

WURTH USA customers who drop off a donation or send one through their local Territory Manager will receive a voucher for 10% off their next online order of $100 or more. For more information, contact us at

WURTH USA Employees: Donate and Win

Any internal employee who donates 5 or more non-perishable items OR who makes a financial contribution of $5 or more will get a raffle ticket and be entered for a chance to win great prizes!

We appreciate your generosity!


What To Watch This Weekend 0

Posted on November 08, 2013 by Matt Florian


SATURDAY: Focus On Phoenix

Despite mistakes early in the race, Sam Hornish, Jr. came through in the clutch with a 3rd place performance last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. With the strong finish, the veteran driver gained two points on 1st place competitor, Austin Dillon in the Nationwide Series standings. This Saturday, Sam heads to Phoenix International Raceway, a track where he recorded his first NNS victory in 2011 and a 7th place finish earlier this year. “We are engaged in a pretty tight battle for this championship and there really isn’t a place that I would rather race this weekend than at Phoenix. As far as our approach goes, we are just going to run our race, as that has proven to bring the best results…” Trailing Dillon by six points, can Hornish catch him and retake the lead with two races to go?

Watch the Servicemaster 200 live at 4:00 on ESPN2.


Once A Day, Every Day. Now Through November 16th…

Click the link below and show your support for Würth Racing USA by voting Sam Hornish, Jr. for the Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver!

Vote daily here!

SUNDAY: Finishing The Season On A High Note In Phoenix

Brad Keselowski comes into this Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway looking to get the Blue Deuce into Victory Lane for a second time this season. In Brad’s last three starts at Phoenix, dating back to early 2012, he recorded three Top-10 finishes: 5th place in Spring 2012, 6th place during the 2012 Chase, and a 4th place performance earlier this year. “This Miller Lite Ford team is definitely finishing the year on a positive note. I think we’re turning a corner with our cars. That’s really important as we head into the off season. But we have two races left and we want to win both of them.” Also this week, the No. 2 Miller Lite 2012 Championship car will be inducted into the Penske Racing Museum located in Phoenix.

Watch the AdvoCare 500 live at 3:00pm on ESPN.

Celebrate the 2013 season in style.

As the NASCAR season comes down the homestretch, show your support for Würth Racing USA and Sam Hornish, Jr.! We hope to celebrate a 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Championship season as a primary sponsor of Penske Racing. Download our November wallpaper!

Also available for iPhone & Droid.

A Win In Texas Would Be Big For Hornish 0

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Matt Florian

On Saturday, November 2nd Sam Hornish, Jr. will drive the No. 12 WURTH Ford Mustang for the final time this season at Texas Motor Speedway. It will be the seventh race in which WURTH will be the primary sponsor of Penske Racing. Sam has found success in the red and white Mustang this year – recording three Top – 5 finishes – one of which include a trip to victory lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.

Statistically, it has certainly been a career year for the veteran driver. In thirty NNS starts he has recorded single-season highs in several categories: Poles(2), Top-5’s(14), and most notably – Laps Led(564). Sam’s 2013 total is over two times his 2011 & 2012 Laps Led totals combined!

He comes into this weekend’s event 2nd place in the Nationwide Series standings and eight points behind competitor, Austin Dillon. With his NNS Championship hopes alive, will Sam Hornish, Jr. come up with a huge performance at Texas Motor Speedway?

The #penskepursuit continues this Saturday. Watch the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 live at 3:30pm on ESPN2.

NEW Product Corner: Anti-Slip Paints 0

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Matt Florian

Get a grasp on safety in the workplace with our new line of WURTH Anti-Slip Paints!


These easy to use aerosol coatings apply a textured anti-slip layer to almost any surface. Caution signs merely mark a wet or slippery area to avoid. However, WURTH Anti-Slip Paints prevent dangerous falls and accidents while also indicating an area of high-slip potential. With ultimate adhesion technology, WURTH Anti-Slip Paints contain micro-spherical plastic beads to create an unprecedented gripped surface. This innovative product comes in three premium colors:


Yellow, Black, & Clear

Suggested Uses:

Yellow – Industrial Use – stairs, steps, floors, heavy equipment steps, ladders, loading docks
Black – Automotive Use – step bumpers, running boards, truck beds, garage floors, grab handles
Clear – Multi-Use – virtually any surface that requires additional grip such as tools

NEW Product Corner: WURTH Nut Buddy 0

Posted on October 08, 2013 by Matt Florian

Tired of spending precious work time struggling to remove stubborn wheel nuts? Stop wasting your energy trying to manually loosen over torqued nuts! You could spend hundred, even thousands of dollars on torque guns or you could waste money on impact wrenches that don’t even get the job done!nutbuddy

Introducing WURTH Nut Buddy – an innovative tool that is a must-have for both
large capacity service centers and body shops alike. Designed for use on commercial and agricultural vehicle wheels (trucks, RV’s, tractors, etc.) – it makes removing old, rusted and seized wheel lug nuts and bolts easier than ever before.

How does it work?
Using a 58:1 gear ratio, the WURTH Nut Buddy multiplies hand-cranking force by 58 times to generate a torque output of 2,950 ft. lbs.! Most tough nuts are tightened to approximately 500 ft. lbs. of torque therefore the WURTH Nut Buddy removes them with ease.

Because it’s made by WURTH, you know its quality, which is why it’s backed by a one-year warranty.
What’s included?
-Heavy-duty plastic molded carrying/storage case
-WURTH Nut buddy tool
-Cranking handle
-Connection rod (1:1 ratio)
-Two sockets: 1 – 5/16” (33mm) and 1 – ½” (38mm)
-Instruction / component sheet

Watch the WURTH Nut Buddy video demonstration and witness the power of torque:


Escape The Shop… To The Great Outdoors Contest! 0

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Matt Florian


How To Enter: Take a photo of your favorite WURTH product. Include a caption of why you use it in your shop and post it on our ‘WURTH USA’ Facebook page: or on our @WURTHUSA Twitter page: using the hashtag #escapetheshop 

Winner: One winner will be selected at random and receive the following prizes:
– $100 Cabela’s Gift Card
-WURTH Zipper Hoodie
-WURTH Cooler
-WURTH Aluminum Bottle
-WURTH Fishing Bobber
-WURTH Football

Rules & Info: The contest runs from October 1st, 2013 to October 15th, 2013. Contestants may post one WURTH product photo per day over the course of the contest period. Posting more than one photo does not increase your chances to win. The winner will be selected no later than October 16th, 2013.

Good luck from WURTH USA!

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