History and development

For many years, WTE has been writing its success story with reliability, high quality criteria, technical progress and precision. Over the years, the company from the Erzgebirge has developed to a leading manufacturer of precision clamping devices.

By integrating the company in the MAPAL Group, a strategic decision was made which ideally prepares the company for the future and guarantees customers and employees many years of security and stability.

History of WTE Präzisionstechnik GmbH

  • 2022

    Eric Nietzold, previous production manager, takes over the Management at WTE from 1st January 2022. Peter Tausend, CEO at WTE, finishes his professional career by December 31st, 2021 for personal reasons.

  • 2018

    Hans-Ulrich Voigtländer has handed over his position as the Managing Director Production of WTE to Ralf Wackenhut. Ralf Wackenhut will now be responsible for WTE together with Peter Tausend, Commercial Director. 

  • 2015

    The second production expansion phase of WTE is completed successfully. Within just two years, the production area grows to a total of 5,500 m².

  • 2012

    As the first manufacturer of precision clamping systems in the world, WTE succeeds in bringing a complete program of MICRO universal chucks with a variable clamping range in series production onto the market. The properties of this new product range are so revolutionary that the product is immediately very popular in the relevant industrial sectors.

  • 2012

    The work for increasing technical production capacities begins. The first expansion phase is successfully completed in the same year. The two production halls that emerge are moved into directly after completion.

  • 2011

    The "tool-traders-partner" group was founded in the course of a new brand strategy. The members BECK, MILLER and WTE distribute their products under their own brand name as a partner of trade in order to ensure more intensive support for the customers.

  • 2009

    In the area of hydraulic clamping technology, an additional technical innovation is achieved with the HPH chuck in this hard-fought market segment. As a result of the unique product properties and the universal range of applications in many areas of modern machining, HPH chucks will also represent an independent product line as HPH - High Performance Holders within the WTE portfolio.

  • 2008

    By integrating the company in the international MAPAL Group based in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, the decision is made to set up a competence centre for clamping technology at the Ehrenfriedersdorf site.

  • 2008

    An air-conditioned grinding shop is built and opened in the same year. The production area was expanded to over 1,950 m².

  • 2007

    WTE receives a prize from the town of Ehrenfriedersdorf for the development of the region.

  • 2006

    All product lines undergo a fundamental expansion with regard to the type diversity required on the market for manufacturers of precision tools.

  • 2005

    With the introduction of hydraulic clamping technology as the third pillar, WTE is on course for a successful future and proves to have a good nose for trends and a sense for the requirements of the market.

  • 2002

    As a result of the growing demand on the market and the high quality of the tools produced, the goals for shrink chucks and standard drill chucks are exceeded by far.

  • 2001

    The product range of WTE is extended with the shrinking technology division. In this way, WTE is developing new sales markets and is continually expanding product quantities.

  • 2000

    The NC standard drill chucks are adopted as the second line in the product range.

  • 2000

    Merging of WTE-Spanntechnik & AWT Präzisiontechnik into WTE Präzisionstechnik GmbH. With Peter Tausend and Ulrich Voigtländer, two competent business managers will lead the history of the company as General Managers.

  • 1999

    After the foundation of WTE-Spanntechnik, the first production hall is built in Kempten. Products such as CNN precision drill chucks are primarily manufactured.

Corporate objectives

Our highest priority as a company is to preserve jobs through growth, economic success and environmental protection.

We regard increasing efficiency and economic growth as a requirement for safeguarding jobs in the long-term. We achieve this with long-term business relationships with our customers and suppliers. Because we want to maintain and preserve cooperation on a basis of partnership and trust as a valuable asset  through an open and honest relationship between management, customers and employees. In addition we take responsibility for the protection of our environment with respect to the well-being of future generations.

We regard these aims as guarantees for a satisfactory and trusting cooperation and for a secure future.

Worldwide presence, international reputation

The steadily growing range of high-quality product solutions demands individual support. Competent contact partners who offer advice and support are available to our customers and trade partners all over the world!

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