With the 100% acquisition of its long-standing software partner Comara GmbH, Walter is reinforcing its decision to strive for further growth in the digital sector and build on the company's Engineering Kompetenz.
Mirko Merlo, President of Walter AG: "This is a key strategic step towards expanding our digital portfolio and further developing our company towards Industry 4.0." Acquiring Comara constitutes the next logical step in Walter's development from product to process partner – and now to digital process partner too. The objective is to be able to understand and interpret processes in a holistic way and to develop digital solutions that enable Walter's machining customers to boost their productivity and efficiency across the entire process chain.
Comara itself will remain an independent company – with separate products and its own retail arm.