Walter AG, a provider of machining tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications, celebrated the centenary of its foundation on May 14, 2019.
Guests included 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.
“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,” said Dr Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Baden-Württemberg’s State Minister for Economy, Labour and Housing, during the foundation day celebration.
The celebration focused on the 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, spoke about the meaning of digitalisation and innovation for the German industry.
The event featured the grand opening of the new company museum.
Richard Harris, president of Walter, said, “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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