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The headquarters of Walter AG are in Tübingen in the south of Germany. With 33 subsidiaries and a large number of distribution partners, the company's international representation on all continents is guaranteed: a global service and local technical expertise are very important to us.

The five competence brands of Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp, Walter Valenite and Walter Multiply, are united under one company umbrella. With a product range of around 49,000 catalogue tools for milling, drilling, turning and threading, Walter is a complete service provider for the metalworking industry. Specialists working in the relevant competence brands jointly develop integrated processing solutions for machining. Here their comprehensive expertise in the automotive sector, the aerospace industry, energy, rail transport and general mechanical engineering stands them in good stead.

Facts and figures at a glance
1919 Founded
1926 First carbide patents
1953 World's first fully automatic grinding machine
1966 First subsidiary in Vienna/Austria
1971 Italian company USAP integrated
1972 Subsidiary founded in Great Britain
1974 Subsidiary founded in France
1976 First CNC-controlled grinding machine in the world
1977 Construction and completion of Walter Hartmetall GmbH in Münsingen
1981 Walter Grinders, production and sale of grinding machines on the
American market
1989 Launch of Tool Data Management software (TDM)
1990 Stock market flotation
1994 HELITRONIC POWER universal grinding machine
1995 Joint venture in China
1995 NOVEX® Express, standardised tooling systems
1996 Subsidiaries founded in the Czech Republic and Poland
1996 Subsidiaries founded in Brazil and Spain; inauguration of the factory in Kurim, the
Czech Republic
1997 Acquisition of Vialog GmbH in Garbsen (measuring machines)
1999 Listing on the SMAX and SDAX index
1999 Quar·tec® - carbide indexable insert
2000 Tiger·tec® - the world's first two-colour carbide indexable insert
2001 Helitronic Power + Diamond- the first grinding machine that can erode
2002 Transition to the Sandvik Group 2003 Xtra·tec®: the product family for milling cutters, drilling and reaming tools
2004 Acquisition of Werner Schmitt PKD-Werkzeug GmbH
2004 Separation of Walter Mechanical engineering and Sales to the K?rber Schleifring
2005 Award at the EMO in Hanover: for the first PVD-aluminium oxide indexable insert in
the world.
2006 Pilot markets combine with the companies Titex and Prototyp in India, China,
Australia, France, USA
2006 SAP introduced as company-wide ERP system
2006 Fire in Body manufacturing in Tübingen, complete destruction of Body manufacturing
2007 Official opening of the new plant for indexable inserts in Münsingen
2007 Worldwide fusion with Titex-Prototyp, including Germany in October 2007
with founding of a new subsidiary in Frankfurt a.M.
2008 Consolidation of the companies under the umbrella of Walter AG and introduction of
the new corporate logo and corporate design for the three competence brands
Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp
2010 Acquisition of the US company Valenite; Walter Valenite becomes a speciality brand
for the NAFTA region
2010 With the launch of the new competence brand Walter Multiply, the company now
offers a unique and comprehensive range of services
2011 Asia-Pacific headquarters opened in Shanghai
2012 New Walter BLAXX generation of mills presented

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