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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.

1906

Berlin: company founded and invention of the sliding table and edging circular saw to the "Altendorf system" by Wilhelm Altendorf

1919

Relocation of operations to Minden, Westphalia

1930

Wilhelm Altendorf's sons Willy and Kurt join the company

1948

Death of company founder Wilhelm Altendorf

1956

Product range streamlined with concentration on manufacture of the Altendorf sliding table saw, series production introduced

1963

Annual production exceeds 1,000 machines for first time

1971

Wilfried Altendorf and Siegfried Thiele take over management of the company

1974

Move to present production premises at Wettinerallee, Minden

1975

Annual production exceeds 3,000 sliding table saws for first time

1984

First Altendorf subsidiary on foreign soil set up in the USA

1988

Altendorf Australia founded

1989

Opening of Altendorf Infocenter

1992

Kurt Altendorf retires from active involvement in the business

1995

Altendorf Qinhuangdao established
Death of Willy Altendorf

1998

Expansion of administration offices in Minden

1999

Altendorf Asia established

2000

Takeover of Müller Minden Maschinenhandelsgesellschaft mbH
World record: The 100,000th Altendorf leaves the factory.

2002

Tom Altendorf joins the company

2003

Siegfried Thiele retires from the business

2005

Death of Kurt Altendorf
Erection of shipping and logistics centre at Minden headquarters

2006

Opening of new sales and service centre at Minden headquarters
Company celebrates its centenary

2007

Opening of Altendorf do Brasil

2011

Opening of Altendorf India Pvt. Ltd

2015

Introduction of the new F 45
New management team
Tom Altendorf (Managing Director and Partner), Jörg F. Mayer (Sales Director) and Wolfgang Ruhnau (Commercial Director)