History of the company
K.Walter Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.KG has a long tradition of gravure cylinder making:
1906 Foundation by Kaspar Walter. This was the begin of a family-owned and -operated company for gravure cylinder making. Milestones in the company's history include development of full immersion equipment or synchronously turning, grinding and polishing machines.
1978 K.Walter sets decisive market standards with the first automatic line. To this day, we remain a pioneer in this area with our modern system integration.
2000 The starting signal for our partnership with Johannes Bauer Logistik-Systeme GmbH & Co.KG in Hohenlockstedt – a specialist for transport and storage systems.
2001 Relocation of headquarters to Krailling (greater Munich area) for logistical reasons. Move into a newly constructed building the following year.
2002 K.Walter begins close cooperation with the renowned HELL Gravure Systems GmbH & Co.KG in Kiel – for the ultimate benefit of our customers.
2009 Peter Daetwyler (MDC Max Daetwyler Gruppe) and Max Rid (HELL Gravure Systems, K. Walter, Bauer Logistik) merge the areas of Development, Manufacturing, Sales, After Sales and Service and found the Heliograph Holding GmbH.
This holding includes the new Daetwyler Graphics company as well as HELL Gravure Systems, K.Walter, Bauer Logistik, Schepers, Ohio Gravure Technologies (Daetwyler R&D Dayton) and their worldwide subsidiaries.
Today and tomorrow,
Our innovations in equipment and automation technology as well as our cooperation with all companies in the Heliograph Holding make us your competent partner for gravure cylinder making equipment.