Walter FMT Elevates Lightweight Machining Expertise with New Competence Brand

Walter is further expanding its expertise in machining with lightweight materials.

Walter is raising its profile for the machining of lightweight components with the new Walter FMT competence brand. The machining solutions provider is bringing together its global presence and the high level technical expertise and know-how of lightweight machining specialist FMT (Frezite Metal Tooling), under the new brand. Walter FMT stands for a leading partner, and solution expertise across the entire lightweight machining process - worldwide. The new brand will be managed by Pedro Pacheco, former Managing Director of FMT.


Strategic Expansion of Lightweight Machining Expertise

The proportion of lightweight materials, such as aluminum alloys, in the overall share of processed materials in the manufacturing industry continues to grow significantly. Machining specialist Walter has therefore been consistently expanding this area of its portfolio for years. The PCD offer of Walter and its subsidiary Frezite have been brought together, in order to advance specific customer projects and further develop the market. The new Walter FMT competence brand showcases the importance of lightweight machining for Walter to the outside world. 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.

Pedro Pacheco will be responsible for the new competence brand as Vice President of the Walter Lightweight Business Unit. He served as the first managing director of FMT from 2006 to 2017 and took over the role again in 2019. Pacheco says, “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 be able to provide current and potential customers with an attractive offering that enables them to achieve their own economic goals.”