Who we are

Anchored in Switzerland and internationally active, WALO is managed as a family business in the 4th and 5th generation. For over 100 years, WALO has focused on the combination of consistency and innovation.


What we do

WALO is active as an innovative total solutions company in all markets of the construction industry. The family-owned company has established itself as a reliable partner in the construction industry and infrastructure projects in Switzerland and worldwide with its decades of experience and the permanent development of sustainable as well as economical solutions.



We have successfully implemented many challenging projects. Therefore, we proudly let our references speak for our work.



Whether residential, industrial, healthcare, outdoor or for sports and leisure facilities - seamless floor coverings have to meet a wide variety of requirements on a permanent basis.



Good buildings and thus satisfied customers require precise construction work. All our employees, from unskilled workers to engineers, play a key role in ensuring that we achieve this goal time and time again.


Athletics track, Bellinzona

The athletics track in Bellinzona is a place for sporting activity, competition and personal development. It is a unique ensemble where training, performance, progress and community are linked. Today, the track in Bellinzona is not only used by local athletes, but also as a venue for international sporting events.

Case Study Description

The renovation of the athletics track in Bellinzona was necessary because the old track no longer met the requirements for international competitions. The renovation was of enormous importance not only for the athletes, but also for the city of Bellinzona, which has established itself as a venue for various national and international events.

For international competitions, an athletics track has to fulfil certain criteria. The track had to be extended by two lanes on the straight in order to have a total of eight lanes for the 110m track, while six lanes are sufficient for the other tracks.

The material used for the renovation was RUB TAN®, a high-quality material specially developed for running tracks. It offers an optimal surface structure that provides athletes with a better grip and thus a higher performance. In addition, RUB TAN® is an environmentally friendly material, it consists of a PU-bonded, patented cork-rubber granulate that has been proven to cushion the impact of a fall.

The renovation and expansion of the athletics track in Bellinzona has not only improved the quality of the facility, but also increased the city's attractiveness as a venue for international competitions. This will help to ensure that Bellinzona continues to be considered as a host for important sporting events in the future.

Special Features

The reconstruction work of the athletics track was subject to special challenges. One main task was to level out unevenness in the floor to ensure optimal running conditions. In addition, tight deadlines had to be met to ensure that the track was ready in time for upcoming events. Despite the challenges, the team managed to complete the track on time and to the highest standards.


Walo Bertschinger SA Ticino
Via San Gottardo
6807 Taverne


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