walther on walther

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


» 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
   assembly technology

walther in figures

Founded more than
80 years ago.
More than 3,000 satisfied clients in 50 countries.
60 well-qualified
Over 4,000 articles.
More than 8,000 sqm
of warehouse
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.

2014rebranding to walther design GmbH & Co. KG
2013ISO certification 9001:2008

201380th anniversary celebrations
200875th anniversary celebrations
1997 All 5 company premises are amalgamated on the new 26,000 sqm site at Herrenpfad-Süd 26, Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen.
1994Rolf Inderbiethen becomes managing director
1985 Picture frame production begins in Nettetal.
1969Takeover 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.
1949The company is reborn in Viersen-Süchteln.
1933 Karl Walther founds Photoalbenfabrik Karl Walther in Dresden.

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