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Walter FMT: new brand for lightweight machining

Posted on 08 Jul 2024. Edited by: Tony Miles. Read 1257 times.
Walter FMT: new brand for lightweight machiningWalter is further expanding its expertise in machining with lightweight materials

Germany-based Walter Tools is raising its profile for the machining of lightweight components with the arrival of the new Walter FMT competence brand. The machining solutions provider is bringing together its global presence and the high level of technical expertise and know-how of its subsidiary lightweight machining specialist FMT (Frezite Metal Tooling), under this new brand.

Walter FMT is destined to be a key partner for manufacturers as it demonstrates solution expertise across the entire lightweight machining process — worldwide. The new brand will be managed by Pedro Pacheco, former managing director of FMT. In the overall share of processed materials in the manufacturing industry, the proportion of lightweight materials such as aluminium alloys continues to grow significantly. Machining specialist Walter has therefore been consistently expanding this area of its portfolio for a number of years.

The PCD tooling offer of Walter and its subsidiary Frezite have now been brought together to advance specific customer projects and further develop this strategically significant segment of the manufacturing industry. The new Walter FMT competence brand showcases the importance of lightweight machining for Walter to its worldwide customer base and the wider industry. It stands for the added value that Walter offers its customers, through various services from consulting and planning to implementation and maintenance, and for a trusting partnership that goes far beyond the tools.

As vice president of Walter’s Lightweight Business Unit, Pedro Pacheco will be responsible for the new competence brand. He served as the first managing director of FMT from 2006 to 2017 and took over the role again in 2019.

Pedro Pacheco said: “My focus will be on bringing together the expertise and working methods of FMT and Walter’s PCD division in the best possible way. We want to significantly increase our reach in the market and contribute to Walter’s strategic growth targets. I want to create the right structures and processes to provide current and potential customers with an attractive offering that enables them to achieve their own economic goals.”