The Wuppertaler Stadtwerke (WSW), located in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) was founded in 1948 from the merger of Wuppertaler Bahnen AG and Städtische Werke Wuppertal. WSW developed from a traditional public utility company into a customer-orientated provider of energy, drinking water, all-round energy services and mobility solution and is responsible for the operation and development of the municipal drainage system. With 3.320 employees the WSW is one of the major employers in Wuppertal.
A subsidiary, the AWG (Abfallwirtschaftsgesellschaft Wuppertal), is responsible for solid waste management and recycleable materials. The AWG operates a waste incineration plant in Wuppertal.
The WSW mobil GmbH owns and operates two bus depots for around 290 buses which service 66 bus routes. With the Schwebebahn (overhead railway) it provides another opportunity for individual mobility. Therefore, one of the WSW’s predominant and vital concerns is the safe and environmental friendly transport of around 88 million passengers per year in order to take on a responsibility for its customers as well as for environmental and climate protection.