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Walter: 100 years of innovation

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.”


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