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We create customer-specific solutions. In addition to mechatronic products, we develop customer-specific solutions for measuring the smallest pressures in gases. Here, we draw on our existing range of modules or modify modules to create an individual solution for you. We have been in business for over 75 years and strive to evolve continuously. We always remember our values and remain true to them: Made in Germany!
Walcher Meßtechnik GmbH from Kirchzarten near Freiburg is the parent company of halstrup-walcher GmbH and halstrup-walcher S.r.l..
halstrup-walcher GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes products and customised solutions in the following areas:
Historically, Italy represents one of our most important target markets as the country with the second largest turnover volume in the mechanical engineering sector in Europe.
Our Italian customers have therefore been served by halstrup-walcher S.r.l., based in Milan, since 2017. The local team distributes all halstrup-walcher GmbH products.
We at the Halstrup-Walcher Group deliver high-quality products and services for the metrology and drive technology industries throughout the world.
We stand for German precision, innovation, team spirit, and strict compliance with deadlines. We have worked out our mission statement together with our employees:
We champion freedom of expression, freedom from violence and collaboration free of discrimination.
Our business operations are characterized by discipline, reliability and responsibility.
Our communications are respectful, transparent and honest.
We address mistakes and concerns openly and directly.
We treat each other with respect and consideration.
We encourage and expect individual expertise, abilities and skills.
We consider private and professional development to be factors for success.
We provide mutual support. Enjoying our work is important to all of us.
We achieve our aims through practices that are both cost-effective and results-oriented.
We are a family-owned business. Channelling our earnings into investments and into the economic security of Kirchzarten, Germany, simply goes without saying.
We offer flexible work models that meet the needs of customers and employees alike.
We consider professional development, training and continuous improvement to be important goals, both for the company and for individuals.
We actively promote the health and welfare of our employees based on their needs and going over and above legal requirements.
We protect the environment by using resources effectively and efficiently.
We support select social projects in our region.
Agreeing on and complying with rules and processes means we can depend on each other.
We want you to be completely satisfied with all our products and services. That’s why we focus on achieving the highest quality standards. Naturally, our quality management system is certified in accordance with ISO 9001. We develop, design and manufacture our products at our headquarters in Kirchzarten. During these processes, we ensure that we use resources responsibly and sustainably. Our environmental management system is certified in accordance with ISO 14001. To ensure our high quality products remain competitive, we have introduced lean management.
halstrup-walcher’s quality management system has been regularly certified in accordance with ISO 9001 since 1996. Its certification is compliant with the revisions introduced in 2015.
Companies have a responsibility to conduct their business in a way that is sustainable and protects the environment. Certification in accordance with ISO 14001 confirms that halstrup-walcher considers environmental aspects in all its processes and corporate decisions
The ISO 14001:2015 certificate for environmental management systems aims to improve environmental protection and reduce pollution. It confirms that a company is taking a responsible approach to environmental standards in every aspect of its processes and corporate decision-making.
In 2009, we introduced a lean management system to reinforce our market position through achieving outstanding punctuality, quality and costs. Methods such as the continuous improvement process, shop floor management, 5S, one piece flow, etc. have been a part of our daily working lives ever since. Here we would like to introduce you to some of the tools we use to create better processes and work flows.
Avoiding waste is one of the key tenets of lean management and an area in which every employee can contribute. Everyone feels the benefits of a clean and orderly workplace (5S) and optimisation of setup times (SMED).
Our supposedly utopian goal was to reduce delivery times from an average of 30 working days to 1-2 working days. This is why we build a one piece flow with 100% material availability for defined small-scale series production. The associated principles with this, such as pull manufacturing, kanban systems and paperless production orders, also contribute to reducing throughput times. This is how we are transforming a utopian vision into reality.
Shop floor management plays a key role in lean management at halstrup-walcher. All our employees gather every day for a departmental meeting on the shop floor. Here, they collect and evaluate current and relevant key data regarding quality, deadlines and costs. Current topics are addressed through concise and effective communication.
Measures for eliminating these issues immediately and permanently are discussed and agreed at follow-up meetings in the company. These take into account all the relevant information.
Everyone contributes, no problem is ignored. Solutions to the problems are implemented without delay.
From precision drive and sensor technology to complete mechatronic and metrological systems. Since 1946 in strong family hands – since 1990 by the Walcher family. Rooted in the Dreisamtal valley between the Black Forest and the Rhine plain near Freiburg im Breisgau. High-tech products – Made-in-Germany.
Expansion of the development department and production
Expansion of sales in Italy with own subsidiary halstrup-walcher S.r.l. Audited environmental management: initial certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001
The new “Plant II” production facility is dedicated. Located on Ottenstraße 2, the plant offers 3,100 square meters of floor space
Lean Management is introduced and the value-creation team is born
Production area is expanded and the central high-bay warehouse built
Passing of the torch at halstrup-walcher. Jürgen Walcher becomes the new CEO
The company is renamed halstrup-walcher GmbH
New building with an expanded production area; the company moves into the facility at Stegener Straße 10
The company enters the field of mechatronics, specializing in positioning systems
Certified quality management: Initial certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001
Entered into the processor technology business: first device with P92 microprocessor
Dr. Hans Walcher acquires Erwin Halstrup Multur GmbH. The establishment of the new parent company, Walcher Meßtechnik GmbH, results in the formation of the Halstrup-Walcher Group
The company is renamed Erwin Halstrup Multur GmbH
The company enters the electronics sector and starts to develop and manufacture electronic pressure instruments for small differential pressures
The company relocates to Kirchzarten. In subsequent years, the production program switches from electromedicine to gear technology
Foundation of the company by Erwin Halstrup in Freiburg, for the manufacture of electromedical equipment