The team has now grown to just under a hundred and the company’s steady expansion over the period has seen WAGO become one of the major providers of advanced interconnection and automation technology products for customers in the UK and Ireland.
The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH which employs more than 6,500 people in over 40 countries around the world and has a turnover in excess of half a billion pounds.
Innovation has always been at the heart of WAGO’s business philosophy.
WAGO offers over 25,000 products including connectors, rail mounted terminal blocks, I/O systems, electronic modules, PCB terminals, power supplies and much more. The company is active in areas including building services, factory automation, food processing, water treatment, rail services, automotive, lighting control, oil & gas and marine applications.
Gordon Smith was the managing director at WAGO Limited when it was formed 25 years ago. In June 2014, he was succeeded by Tony Hoyle, previously with ABB. ‘Gordon’s legacy is certainly an impressive one,’ says Tony. ‘He has created a successful and vibrant company. The rest of the team and I are now committed to developing and implementing new plans for the future which will take the company to the next level.’