Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES)

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Wesfarmers Limited is an Australian conglomerate, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, with interests predominantly in Australian and New Zealand retail, chemicals, fertilisers, coal mining and industrial and safety products.

With AU$65.98 billion in the 2016 financial year, it is the largest Australian company by revenue, overtaking Coles and BHP. Wesfarmers is the largest private employer in Australia, with approximately 220,000 employees.

Wesfarmers was founded in 1914 as a co-operative to provide services and merchandise to Western Australian farmers. It was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1984 and grew into a major retail conglomerate.

Traded as:           ASX: WES

Industry:              Conglomerate

Founded:            as Westralian Farmers Co-Operative Limited in 1914

Headquarters:   40 The Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Website:              www.Wesfarmers.com.au

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