The successful basis was already laid in 1975:

Mr. Gerhard Walter founds the company Walter Papier & Kunststoff. He has been involved in the disposal of paper waste and plastics since the early 1970s and has also set up a container service in Wels and the surrounding area.

  • 1993

    Foundation of the Welser Kunststoff Recycling-WKR GmbH together with the son-in-law Jörg Schneeberger, Dr. Pupeter and Martin Dupal. ÖKK concludes a contract with the newly founded WKR for the supply of plastic films.
  • 1994

    Commissioning of the first line for processing plastic film waste into plastic granules. Foundation of WALDU Handels GmbH.
  • 1998

    Construction and general renovation of the new company premises and relocation of the entire production, warehouse and administration to the new location in Boschstrasse 40. Dissolution of the old location.
  • 2002

    The companies WKR GmbH and Walter are certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EMAS.
  • 2004

    WALDU- Handelsgesellschaft GmbH was merged with WKR-GmbH on 31 December 2004.
  • 2005

    A major fire on 5 April destroys a large part of the production halls. Reconstruction work began immediately and the new production hall was put into operation in September 2005. Full operation of the new plant with a capacity of 15,000 tons per year. The second son-in-law, Ing. Bernhard Baumberger, joins the company. Acquisition of a TVE1718 of the largest extrusion line operated in Austria by EREMA. Construction of a further hall for the 4 extrusion lines. Capacity of ~ 25,000 tons/year.
  • 2007

    Further investment in water treatment and shredding technology. New markets in injection moulding are opened up by a new process. Planning of a new location.
  • 2008

    Start of the realization phase of the project Walter Plastic Technologies - WPT GmbH. Sister company of Walter Kunststoff Recycling - WKR GmbH, with a focus on mineral-based plastic compounds. Mid-year commissioning of the plant with a capacity of ~ 25,000 tons/year.
  • 2009

    Relocation and commissioning of the film blowing plant and full operation of the compounding plant.
  • 2010

    Merger of WKR GmbH and WPT GmbH to form Walter Kunststoffe GmbH.
  • 2015

    Development of the odour absorber WPT 2965
  • 2016

    Start of production of refuse sacks; from Austria to Austria, regional 100% recycling solution.
Since May the garbage bags produced here are certified with the environmental label "Blue Angel". The conservation of resources through the use of recycled plastic and the exclusion of particularly critical materials are two of the numerous criteria that had to be fulfilled.