March 15, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, with established operations in Canada; the United States; Germany; Mexico; Brazil; Austria; and Switzerland, continues its international expansion. The company announced today the inauguration of its new 59,000 square foot production and office complex in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland to better support the company’s growing business needs in the European market.

“We have experienced substantial growth in Europe and are now expanding our Swiss operations to meet the increasing demand for our innovative surface treatment products and solutions,” said Pierre Somers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walter Surface Technologies. “The state-of-the-art facility is designed with advanced green building technology. It further demonstrates the company’s dedication to environmentally-sound practices and sustainability, while allowing us to better serve our customers and provide a healthy work environment for our employees,” concludes Mr. Somers.

This strategic move will allow the Walter and Bio-Circle brands to further increase their growth throughout the European market. Contact details of the new office are as below:

J. Walter International AG
Aahusweg 16
6403 Küssnacht am Rigi
Phone +41 41 798 00 80


About Bio-circle

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, is an environmentally conscious chemical company that provides high-performance cleaning, degreasing and lubricating solutions designed to improve worker health and safety. Our focus is on maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) as well as industrial production processes. Bio-Circle offers bio-remediating and bio-renewable liquids and parts washing systems that eliminate the hazards of solvents and the costs of protecting workers from exposure to toxic chemicals. Bio-Circle cleaning solutions are 100% nonflammable, biodegradable, and VOC-reduced or VOC-free.

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About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.