WAGO is renowned throughout the world as a company with a proven reputation for delivering quality components and connectors to the automation technology sector.
Based in Minden, a Germany town, WAGO was first founded as a family firm back in 1951, and until relatively recently was has been under the continual guidance of Wolfgang Hohorst, the Managing Director. Over 4700 employees in work for the company overall, with 2600 of them employed in one of the companyâs main German plants. Other countries with an operating plant include Thuringia, China, Poland, Switzerland and the USA.
35 companies around the world work under the WAGO umbrella, and in 2010 the corporation as a whole registered over 500 million Euros in consolidated sales.
The company are perhaps best known for inventing and patenting the spring clamp. Now considered the industrial standard for wire connection, the spring clamp was actually created due to the lack of quality raw materials in Germany rendered it impossible to manufacture the traditional screwed clamps to a sufficient standard. To combat the problem, WAGO created the screw-less clamp (or the spring clamp, as it's now known), and promptly changed the industry.
To this day, WAGO are renowned for their connector products, which are sold to companies across the globe. Perhaps the two best known WAGO connectors are the 280 series and the 273 series, both of which are now universally known in the industry as simple âWAGO clampsâ. They offer a quick an easy way to connect multiple wires into one single source: the ideal characteristic for professional standard cable networks.