Waukesha, WI—Walter USA, LLC has announced that Walter will assume governance of the round tool production unit in Greer, S.C., through an intra-company transfer within the Sandvik Group to strengthen its manufacturing presence in the U.S.
The addition of manufacturing capacity underscores Walter’s commitment to the U.S. market and supports the long-term growth strategy for the company in North America, the company said. Having a dedicated production facility in the U.S. will enable Walter respond better to customer demand and improve supply chain security. The transfer is expected to be complete during the second quarter of 2022.
The round tool manufacturing facility in Greer, S.C., already produces Walter Titex brand solid carbide drills for Walter. Solid round tools are a significant part of the product portfolio for Walter in North America, and the production capacity will be fully committed to Walter's production during 2022, the company said. Both standard and special Walter Titex solid carbide drill products will be manufactured at the location.
“We at Walter are excited that we will have a solid round tool manufacturing footprint in North America,” said Richard Garrick, president of Walter Americas. ”We consider Walter solid carbide round tools as the leader in this product area, and these products differentiate Walter from all other premium brands. Having committed regional resources to these products demonstrates Walter’s commitment to our customers in the North American market.”
Walter offers precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications in the aviation and aerospace, automotive, energy and general industry. Its brands include Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply. www.walter-tools.com/us