2017 marks the 111th year in business for German sliding table saw manufacturer Altendorf.
The sliding table saw came into the world in 1906 ,when craftsman Wilhelm Altendorf developed the first Altendorf in Berlin, Germany. The ability to cut straight and make 90 degree cuts is a principal of the sliding table saw that endures to this day.
This first innovation has been followed by many more innovative developments over 111 years.
111 years of progress – Selected developments
1934 – Roller-mounted sliding table
1968 – Scorer unit
1975 – Tilting saw unit
1989 – Motorised rip fence adjustment
1995 – Infinitely variable saw unit drive
1999 – Panel sizing program
2008 – Vacuum clamping system in the sliding table
2015 – F 45 modular system
2017- MAGIS – The digital saw guide
1956 was the year it was decided that the company should concentrate solely on manufacturing sliding table saws and become the world leader in these machines.
Altendorf has over 1,50,000 satisfied customers worldwide. The name ‘Altendorf’ is synonymous with the sliding table saw in more than 130 countries. Today, Mr. Tom Altendorf (representing the fourth generation of the
family) shares operational responsibility with Mr. Joerg Mayer (MD- sales) and Mr. Wolfgang Ruhnau (MD-business administration).
Altendorf will continue to innovate with passion and provide customers with a machine they need for optimal productivity, accuracy and ease of use.
There is an Altendorf for everyone!