Market leader for commercial warewashing solutions.
Winterhalter has been synonymous with innovation and reliability in the kitchen for over 70 years. Products are characterised by the highest cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness. All over the world, customers from foodservice, the hotel business and the catering trade, as well as bakeries and butchers, rely on the high quality of Winterhalter products and services.
The company, founded in 1947 by Karl Winterhalter, has remained in the family and today is managed by Jürgen and Ralph Winterhalter (the founder’s son and grandson). With 1,900 employees world-wide, the group is a global player in the commercial kitchen industry.
Winterhalter sold 46,000 warewashers in 2018 and achieved a record turnover of 325 million EUR across all products. The company has its headquarters, management team and production facility in Meckenbeuren near Lake Constance. Furthermore, Winterhalter makes products in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl, in Rüthi (Switzerland), and in Thailand for the Asian market.
Winterhalter warewashing systems can be found in more than 70 countries, with their own sales branches in around 40 of these. Due to the continuously increasing globalisation, the export share now comprises over 75 percent.
In the lovely Lake Constance region, with its high-quality leisure activities, Winterhalter doesn’t just offer exciting employment opportunities, but attractive training and study places too. Openness, personal appreciation and results-oriented teamwork characterise the working environment. In addition, this special company culture helps employees to develop. “You are never successful alone.” This maxim from company founder Karl Winterhalter is still reflected in the business’s mission statement today and marks our collaboration with partners and employees. Winterhalter thrives on its employees’ creativity, commitment and teamwork.
Winterhalter is a specialist in commercial warewashing solutions. With machines, water treatment devices, chemicals, accessories and services, the family-owned enterprise offers a complete system, which guarantees perfect wash results.
Digitisation and networking are the megatrends that have been changing the world for some years now. Ralph Winterhalter: “We asked ourselves how we could use the possibilities of digitisation to better support our customers.”
Consequently, Winterhalter has developed two solutions under the umbrella of
Under the umbrella of NEXT LEVEL SOLUTIONS and as a result of many digital process optimisations and developments, Winterhalter has currently developed two new state-of-the-art solutions: CONNECTED WASH is a networked Winterhalter warewasher providing more safety and more efficiency in the kitchen. PAY PER WASH is an alternative payment model that enables clients to wash without making an initial investment and without taking financial risks.
Ralph Winterhalter: “Every businessman has a topic that he is enthusiastic about. Mine is the digital kitchen. We are sure that in this way we are securing our brand for the future in order to develop our success even further.”