WEMA Home & Hardware Center was founded in 1982 by Mr. Karel E.O. Wever as a sole proprietorship, at Bernhardstraat 134, San Nicolas, Aruba. Together with his first wife, Mrs. Evelina Wever-Geerman (+1982-2000) and a small group of employees, this store proved to be what the market needed, as it was the only self service hardware store in the area at the time and moreover the only hardware store open on a full day on Saturday. During the years, WEMA has grown from being a small hardware store in San Nicolas, to a market leader company in Power Tools, Hardware, Paints, and Fasteners, with four locations strategically situated in the districts of San Nicolas, Ponton, St.Cruz and Boulevard (Oranjestad). Also, lately with an addition of a Rentals and Repair Service Center adjacent to its Ponton store. Furthermore, in 2009 WEMA ventured out to its sister island Curacao with the opening of its first "off shore" WEMA Home & Hardware Curacao B.V. store. WEMA has presently about 40 thousand items in stock but with the partnership of its main US supplier "Orgill Inc.", which can tap into its vast product lines of about 65.000 items, which can be special ordered. WEMA Home and Hardware Center N.V. continues to grow, and recently has ventured into the lumber business with quality "green" environment friendly lumber. This lumber is treated according to US specification, which means lumber without Cadmium and Arsenic. WEMA will keep moving forward in order to maintain its lead in the hardware business and to slowly but surely gain market share in the building materials market. The colors of WEMA’s logo symbolizes the following: Blue for Loyalty, Black for Stability, Red for Dynamic, White for Transparent, and Yellow for Opportunity. The text reflexes the foundation and everything that will guarantee the continuity of WEMA: Our people (right people), Our products (right products), Our competitive prices (right price), and Our service (right now). All this makes WEMA the favorite place to be (the right place!). Our Slogan WEMA during the years has showed fortitude in hard times and knew how to surpass all difficulties that appeared before them. The slogan: “Nos A Bin Pa Keda” (We Came to Stay), kept prevailing years after years and will keep prevailing through years to come.