Group picture of Würth Elektronik employees in front of a small office building

Roots and offshoots formed

The 1990s


The flood in the Kocher valley causes damage worth millions at Würth Elektronik. Thanks to the great commitment of the employees and the support of suppliers, PCB production can be resumed after only 14 days. The EMB division moves to Kupferzell and massively expands its workforce, product portfolio and number of customers.


The PCB production is expanded to include the Rot am See plant. In the same year, the Microvia technology is introduced there.


The topic of electromagnetic compatibility becomes increasingly important. In the fall of 1995, the first patent is filed with the German Patent Office for the hinged ferrite housing. 
A new building in Waldenburg triples the storage capacity.
The electromechanical assemblies division also expands and moves to Öhringen.


The Metalex printed circuit board plant in Pforzheim is taken over and Würth Elektronik Pforzheim GmbH & Co. KG is founded.


The renewed expansion of the printed circuit board plant in Niedernhall is completed. European expansion begins with the takeover of the traditional EMC company Radialex in France and the founding of Würth Elektronik Italy.