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walther – full name walther design GmbH & Co. KG - has existed for over 80 years.
walther was originally founded as a photo album factory, and from 1985 onwards added a full range of picture frames to its product portfolio. Its many years of in-house manufacturing and product design experience has seen the company develop into one of the leading providers of picture frames and photo albums in both Germany and many other European countries. walther's attractive products are now also produced in south-east Asia and a number of EU countries.
This involves close cooperation with highly reliable foreign production facilities where work is carried out according to walther's tried-and-trusted quality criteria and demanding design stipulations. As a result, walther is able to ensure the reliable supply of a wide range of modern products to a variety of established retailers on the domestic and international market.
walther's current premises in the Lower Rhine town of Nettetal (60 km west of Düsseldorf) comprise a modern office and warehouse building offering over 8,000 sqm of space. The company employs around 60 members of staff.
The 10 men and women who make up walther's domestic sales force serve a range of clients throughout Germany.
Factors for success
Product range» Attractive and full of variety
» Innovative and quality-conscious
» Decorative and functional
» Long-lasting and environmentally friendly
Client orientation» Close contact with clients thanks to a comprehensive sales network
» High level of service delivered by our Customer Service office
» Efficient IT systems for smooth order processing, with EDI,
client reporting and shelf management available on request
» Topical sales campaigns for a boost in turnover and profits
» Variety of POS options
Reliability» As all our clients know: We keep our promises
» Product quality assurance by means of
systematic quality management
» Supply reliability thanks to a strong financial basis
which enables us to keep our inventories at sensibly high levels
» Supply accuracy due to the use of error-free pick-by-voice batch
walther in figures
Founded more than
80 years ago.
More than 3,000 satisfied clients in 50 countries.
Over 4,000 articles.
More than 8,000 sqm
and office space.
Development & History
walther over the years. An illustrated journey from a one-stop shop with in-house manufacturing to a dynamic commercial enterprise built on the solid foundation of experience.
|2014||rebranding to walther design GmbH & Co. KG|
|2013||ISO certification 9001:2008
|2013||80th anniversary celebrations|
|2008||75th anniversary celebrations|
|1997||All 5 company premises are amalgamated on the new 26,000 sqm site at Herrenpfad-Süd 26, Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen.|
|1994||Rolf Inderbiethen becomes managing director|
|1985||Picture frame production begins in Nettetal.|
|1969||Takeover by Michael Lehmann of Hamburg, converted into a GmbH & Co. KG.|
|1968||Death of the company's founder. The company essentially supplies photo albums made at its own manufacturing facilities to the department store chains KARSTADT, KAUFHOF, HERTIE and EPA (Switzerland).|
|1958||Relocation to the company's own factory premises in Kaldenkirchen.|
|1949||The company is reborn in Viersen-Süchteln.|
|1933||Karl Walther founds Photoalbenfabrik Karl Walther in Dresden.|