Altendorf – the success story.
In 2006 Altendorf celebrated its centenary. The company's success story is also the story of the sliding table saw itself. Invented in 1906 by Wilhelm Altendorf, the sons of the company's founder, Kurt and Willy Altendorf, decided in 1956 to concentrate solely on manufacturing sliding table saws featuring the "Altendorf system". Thus Altendorf became a specialist, and the stage was set for its sliding table saws to begin their conquest of the world. Over 130,000 of these sliding table saws have been used to date in carpentry workshops and joineries as well as in the woodworking, metalworking and plastics-processing industry.