With the founding of his company in 1897 in Grimma, near Leipzig, Ferdinand Walther laid the foundations for a successful SME-sector company. At the family's own workshop, door locks and wrought-iron work were manufactured by hand.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and so a piece of railway track served as the first vice. Right from the start, the Walther family was available for its customers seven days a week. This availability was gratefully received and actively contributed towards the growth in the company's customer base.