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Economic responsibility

The focus is on qualitative, value-oriented growth

Healthy growth – economic responsibility at MEWA

The economic development of the MEWA group is aligned to stability and continuous, healthy growth. Thanks to a very low debt ratio MEWA is listed in the best rating class by different institutes and has an excellent attested credit rating. Management is not concerned with short-term return objectives, but rather is concerned with far-sighted investment in the future. It has always been characteristic of the family company MEWA to not distribute profits, but rather to reinvest in the company, to further extend the enterprise. For example, in 2018 company-wide €63 million were invested in fixed assets, including environmental technology.

Employee development

Employee development reflects the stability of a healthy company. At MEWA the total number of employees has increased constantly in recent years. After 4,900 (2015) and 5,200 (2017), more than 5,600 employees worked for MEWA throughout Europe.


In the year 2015 MEWA had more than 174,600 contract customers, in 2017 the number increased to 184,600, and in 2018 the number was more than 188,000.

Turnover development

The positive turnover development shows MEWA to be a healthy, stable family company. With work clothing and protective clothing, machinery wipers and oil-trapping mats in the rental system, as well as occupational health and safety items, turnover of five €638 million was achieved for the year 2016. In 2017 turnover was €672 million, and in 2018 turnover was €704 million.