2019-05-14

Walter: 100 years of innovation

Tübingen, Germany, 14th May 2019 – Walter AG, a provider of specialized machining solutions based in Tübingen, Germany, is celebrating the centenary of its foundation today with some 150 guests from the worlds of business and politics.

Guests include numerous international customers and partners, as well as Klaus Tappeser, Chief Commissioner of the district of Tübingen; Joachim Walter, District Chief Executive of Tübingen; and Boris Palmer, Lord Mayor of the city of Tübingen. Walter AG is particularly glad about welcoming Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Baden-Württemberg’s State Minister for Economy, Labour and Housing.

„For 100 years now, Walter AG has been a synonym for high-calibre engineering with a strong commitment to innovation. The company is an extraordinary exponent and shining example for manufacturing precision tools, where it holds a leading role in Germany.”, says Hoffmeister-Kraut on Walter.

The celebrations will focus on the tremendous innovation, creativity and future potential of Walter. Prof Dr. Peter Post, Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities as well as Head of Applied Research at Festo AG, Germany, will speak about the meaning of digitalization and innovation for German industry. This will be followed by the grand opening of the new company museum with Richard Harris, President Walter, and Franco Mambretti, grandson of the company’s founder, who himself led Walter for many years.

Richard Harris says: „Walter employees have not only further developed the numerous inventions of company founder Richard Walter, but also created new tools, coatings and production methods. Our new company museum is a testimony to the Walter spirit of innovation, and it will be an inspiration to new generations of Walter engineers and technicians. Today, we celebrate their inventiveness and creativity.”

About Walter
Walter AG was founded in 1919 and is now one of the world's leading metalworking companies. As a provider of specialized machining solutions, Walter offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. Walter works together with its customers to develop custom machining component solutions for use in the aviation and aerospace industries, as well as automotive, energy, and general engineering. Demonstrating its Engineering Kompetenz at every stage of the machining process, and as an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With around 3500 employees worldwide, together with its numerous subsidiaries and sales partners, Walter AG serves customers in over 80 different countries.

To go to the anniversary page: www.history.walter

From left to right:
Richard Harris, President Walter
Franco Mambretti, Grandson of the company founder
Boris Palmer, Lord Mayor of the city of Tübingen
Klaus Tappeser, Chief Commissioner of the district of Tübingen
Joachim Walter, District Chief Executive of Tübingen

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Centenary event