Walter Tools

Company profile

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Walter in brief

Walter AG is one of the world's leading metalworking companies. As 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 solutions for fully machining components for use in the aviation and aerospace industries, as well as automotive, energy, and general engineering. The company demonstrates its Engineering Kompetenz at every stage of the machining process. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With about 3500 employees worldwide, together with its numerous subsidiaries and sales partners, Walter AG serves customers in over 80 different countries.

 

​Milestones

1919 The company is founded by Richard Walter in Düsseldorf under the name of Metallurgische Gesellschaft Richard Walter & Co
1925 A small business in Tübingen, Germany is acquired
1928 First patent application for carbide
1967 The first subsidiary is founded in Vienna, Austria
1989 Tool data management software is launched
2001 Tiger·tec®®, the world's first series-produced two-colour carbide indexable insert, is introduced to the market
2007 A new plant for indexable inserts with a production area of 15,000 m2 is opened in Münsingen, Germany
Merger with Titex in Frankfurt, Germany and Prototyp in Zell am Harmersbach
2010 Walter Multiply, a tailored service concept that runs through the entire process chain, is brought onto the market
Walter acquires the American brand Valenite
2016 The Walter Technology Center is opened at the Headquarters in Germany
2017 Walter becomes owner of the software company Comara located in St. Georgen,  Black Forest, Germany