Walter and Heller sign technology, development partnership agreement

Heller CEO Dr. Thorsten Schmidt and Walter President Christoph Geigges sign the technology and development partnership agreement. (Courtesy: Heller)

Walter AG and Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH recently entered into a technology and development partnership. The collaboration focuses on integrated customer solutions for the machining industry. The companies aim to test, optimize, and market their products through the joint development of sustainable machining processes.

The two CEOs of the Baden-Württemberg-based companies are looking forward to working closely together and are more than convinced that this is a win-win strategy.

“Walter is an excellent technology partner with extensive tooling expertise and a wealth of experience in machining,” said Heller CEO Dr. Thorsten Schmidt. “In addition, Walter provides the necessary tooling technology to give Heller’s customers a direct productivity advantage in metal cutting. Together with the strengths that Heller brings to the table, we are able to forge a strong partnership in the areas of development and technology.”

“We see many opportunities in working with Heller, as they have the knowledge and experience in setting up and machining various workpieces, as required,” said Christoph Geigges, president of Walter. “Together with our large assortment of cutting tools, we can provide the ideal package for customers. To work with Heller on specific application projects, covering components in the automotive and aerospace industries around the world, is an exciting development which will bring benefits for all parties.”

The Tübingen-based company has held a strong partnership with Heller for many years, both as a customer and as a supplier. Several Heller machines are already in use at Walter’s technology centers and production facilities.