Requirements in the metalworking sector are increasing, while digitalisation and networking are gaining momentum. At the same time, users' demands for holistic concepts along with corresponding digital services continue to grow. Walter sees itself as the partner of choice for its customers when it comes to complete solutions, and therefore offers an ever-increasing portfolio of digital solutions that are far more than just tools. The company will be demonstrating what this means in reality at EMO 2017, the leading international trade fair for the metalworking industry in Hanover, from 18th to 23rd September 2017.
For Walter, Engineering Kompetenz stands for expertise in digital solutions. The company will be underlining its claim of being a digital solution provider at EMO 2017. Amongst other things, Walter will give visitors to the Hanover fair the opportunity to glimpse into the future of the company as a true creator of digital transformation: Using solutions that can truly unlock the hidden potential of digitalisation. Mirko Merlo, President of Walter AG, explains: "Outstanding tools are the foundation of our success. But our customers quite rightly expect much more than just this – they want reliable, tailored process and the chance to increase their efficiency thanks to high-performance digital solutions, for example. At EMO, we will demonstrate the advantages that we can already offer them thanks to our development towards achieving Industry 4.0. And of course, with Walter, they can find out about the steps beyond this, towards the Smart Factory concept."
Consequently, apps and digital tools will take centre stage in Hanover. Close collaboration with Comara, a company specialising in data and networking which is now part of the Walter family, further expands the digital expertise of the company. In addition to the large central screen, visitors to the stand can make use of the numerous intuitive touchscreens and tool displays to find out more about this topic for themselves.