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  • 1919 Company foundation

    Founding of the company by Richard Walter in Düsseldorf under the
    name Walter Montanwerke. Just four years later Richard Walter
    also acquires a small company in Tübingen and produces metal tools
    at both locations.

  • 1924 - 1926

    In 1924 the company's headquarters are relocated to Tübingen. In 1926 the first patents for cemented carbide are filed, the latter being sold under the name of "Dynit". After transferring certain patents to the company Krupp in Essen, it is agreed that Krupp is to no longer manufacture coaxial precision tools. Focus moves to the production of milling cutters.

  • 1953

    WALTER launches the world's first fully automatic tool grinding machine
    on the market.

  • 1966

    Foundation of the first subsidiary outside Germany. Further
    subsidiaries are founded in Europe soon afterwards.

  • 1977

    WALTER launches the world's first NC-controlled tool grinding machine on the market:
    helitronic 20 NC/LIP2

  • 1981

    WALTER opens the first branch outside Europe in the USA:
    Walter Grinders USA

  • 1990

    Transformation of the company into a joint stock company.
    The new name: WALTER AG

  • 1994

    With the HELITRONIC POWER, WALTER sets a new benchmark in
    tool grinding technology. The HELITRONIC POWER is still produced today - in
    a design that has been modified several times.

  • 1996

    Foundation of the branch in Kurim, Czech Republic. Construction
    start of a production facility.

  • 1998

    In 1998 optical CNC measuring machines are added to the product range.
    Construction of the Measuring Technology Centre in Garbsen.

  • 2001

    With the HELITRONIC POWER DIAMOND and its unique
    "Two-in-One" concept, it is now possible to erode AND
    grind on one machine for the first time.

  • 2003

    With the foundation of its own branch in Japan, WALTER now has a
    worldwide sales and service network. Introduction of the
    HELITRONIC VISION high-precision tool grinding machine with linear drives.

  • 2004

    The branch "machines" of WALTER AG becomes part of the Schleifring Group.

    Our new name: Walter Maschinenbau GmbH.

  • 2006

    Introduction of the HELITRONIC MICRO, a tool grinding machine for
    rotationally-symmetrical tools with diameter from 0.1 mm.

  • 2007

    Relocation to new company headquarters in Jopestraße, Tübingen

  • 2010

    Collaboration with our sister company Ewag AG in Etziken, Switzerland
    is intensified, to enable us to offer our customers a complete range of
    tool machining services in future.
    Grinding, eroding, laser machining, measuring, software and services from
    a single source!

  • 2011 until today

    The Schleifring Group becomes the UNITED GRINDING Group (2013).

    The new machine design of the UNITED GRINDING Group will be presented at the EMO in Hanover (2013).

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