|1931||Carl Kurt Walther founds the company in Wuppertal with the WALTHER-TROWAL division. It focuses on the manufacture and sale of machinery, systems and processes for surface finishing through vibration or slide grinding, which has become known globally as Trowalizing (TROWAL® = TROmmel WALther).|
WALTHER-PRÄZISION was founded during the 50s to meet the demands made by the company founder for a quick connector for the connection and disconnection of supply lines for a range of production machines manufactured by his company Carl Kurt Walther, Wuppertal.
|Factory 2 and Factory 3, Wuppertal-Vohwinkel|
|1955||Relocation to a modern administration building with production sites and a significantly larger development and testing department in Wuppertal-Vohwinkel.|
Extension of the administration building and erection of warehouses, after considerably increased business volume.
|1965||Purchase of a site and erection of additional factories with office building for design, production and storage at the Wuppertal site.|
|1966||Development and delivery of the first clean-break mono-couplings for fuelling the European launch vehicle, predecessor of the subsequent ARIANE 1.|
Development and delivery of manually operated 52way multi-couplings, used on a test bench by Rolls-Royce for jet engines.
|1968||Delivery of further developed mechanically operated multi-couplings to Rolls-Royce for jet engine test benches.|
|1970||WALTHER-PRÄZISION manufactures mono-couplings for medical apparatus technology, for use in dialysis and heart-lung machines.|
|1972||Delivery of mono-couplings for engine hydraulics in the multipurpose combat aircraft TORNADO.|
|1973||Electrically codable mono-couplings prevent confusion and reliably indicate the connection status of pipe systems in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry.|
|1974||Production sites relocated to the Haan - Ost Industrial Park on the A46, with its good transport links. Foundation of the first English subsidiary.|
|1975||WALTHER-PRÄZISION fits nuclear research plants with mono-couplings and multi-couplings, partly already with metal seals, for radioactive environments.|
|1977||Foundation of a second English subsidiary|
The first German nuclear power plants are fitted with mono-couplings.
|1982||Multi-couplings, made from seawater-resistant stainless steel, are used on drilling platforms for hydraulic operation of the drilling tools under water.|
|1983||Robot tool changers used in automotive production, e.g. in bodywork construction for program-controlled changing of welding pliers and grippers.|
|1984||Foundation of the French subsidiary. |
Foundation of the subsidiary in the USA.
|1985||Further relocation of more production and office units to the Haan - Ost industrial park, closely located to the A46.|
|1990||Development and delivery of detachable test connections for nuclear power plants in order to check the cooling water for radioactivity.|
|1992||Introduction of a DIN EN ISO 9001 quality management system.|
|1993||WALTHER-PRÄZISION supplies mono-couplings (Fill and Drain System) with documented production for ARIANE 5.|
|1995||The monocouplings with metal seals used in the offshore area undergo considerable further development in order to decisively extend the lifetimes of the fittings when used underwater.|
|1996||In the International Space Station, or ISS, Columbus, mono-couplings are supplied to cool the onboard equipment (Cooling System of Electrical Equipment). The European Science Laboratory docked with the International Space Station in February 2008.|
|1997||Development and delivery of mono-couplings for deep-sea use (depths of 3,000 metres), which prevent water from penetrating the hydraulic system, even when uncoupled.|
6,000-bar high-pressure hydraulic couplings shorten fitting times when connecting the energy supply to forming dies used in series production.
Head office and the overwhelming part of the production relocates from Wuppertal to the neighbouring Haan-Ost / Rheinland Industrial Park on the A46, with its good transport links, into buildings erected additionally. All jobs are retained.
|Headquarters and Production Facilities, Haan|
|2001||Erection of an automatic high-bay storage facility in order to increase flexibility and to reduce delivery times substantially.|
WALTHER-PRÄZISION delivers the world's first 850 bar refuelling coupling to Linde GAS GmbH and Adam Opel GmbH (GM) for the 700 bar refuelling of hydrogen-powered cars.
|2007||Innovative low-temperature couplings are supplied for research projects in the automotive industry, to enable the refuelling with liquid hydrogen at -253 °C.|
|2009||Mounting couplings replace screw joints in and on automotive industry and engineering products. In addition to the space-saving design, mounting times are considerably shortened.|
|2012||Opening of our fully modernised hall extension with 7,000 m2 of logistics and production space at the head office in Haan / Rheinland. Here, modern assembly and office workstations are used to manufacture and test primarily multicouplings and docking systems.|
PETROBRAS center for research and development awarded the "Intelligent Dual Hot Stab" designed for deep-sea oil production with the Innovation Award.
|2015||The new DD series quick-coupling system is specially developed and successfully used in high temperature chemistry, for high thermal load hydraulic applications, for synthesis processes, and for special areas of petrochemicals.|
|2017||The fully-automated high-bay warehouse constructed in 2001 is extended by 100%. Additional storage space guarantees more efficient order processing.|
|2021||Expansion of our testing and inspection capacities with a 36 m³ test basin for underwater high-pressure gas tests up to 1000 bar and hydrostatic tests up to 7000 bar.|