Who We Are
A family business rich in tradition and managed by the fourth and fifth generations - that is WALO. For over 100 years, WALO has focused on the combination of consistency and innovation. We are fortunate and privileged to be a Swiss company operating predominantly in Switzerland. Stability, security and prosperity of our country have guaranteed unique general conditions for decades. On the other hand, competition in Switzerland is just as intense as abroad. In this environment, we know very well, then as now, what we can do and what we stand for. For this reason, we, the WALO family, are looking to the future with pragmatic optimism and are determined that our company should survive economically in the long term. And it will. Therefore, the most important requirements are: Customer loyalty, experience, solidarity, stability, tradition, innovation, courage, willingness to take risks and luck.
Good buildings and thereby satisfied customers are our main objective. This requires precise construction work from A to Z. The basis for this is: Quality, competence, reliability and highly motivated employees.
The transfer of know-how over generations, the sensitivity for the environment, the sense for technical developments and entrepreneurial achievements have sharpened the view for the future construction industry at home and abroad at WALO over decades.
Our approximately 2400 employees and those who have worked in this company before them have contributed to the history of WALO - often coming from the same families, and often over many generations. They think and act according to the principle: "Building the future instead of waiting for it, with both feet on the ground and their eyes looking up to the stars".
A company that will soon be managed by the same family for its 5th generation may seem to many today to be an entrepreneurial discontinued model. We see it completely differently. Whether employer or contractor - WALO has strived for generations to be straightforward, constant and predictable.
The world's markets and construction markets are constantly changing, sometimes accompanied by crises. Opportunities and risks are close together in this industry. Those who want to hold their own in the world of intense competition as well as technical change must permanently develop competence and competitive advantages in the combination of experience and innovation. In this environment, WALO will always be successful, because we face these challenges directly, dynamically and flexibly.
The quality management (RSQU) is based on the WALO mission statement. The RSQU policy is demonstrated by the aspects of occupational safety and environmental protection, customer satisfaction and economic efficiency and is reflected in the following hierarchically listed working principles:
Occupational safety and environmental protection are of highest priority for all WALO products and services. In addition to legal regulations, which are always taken into account, WALO has committed itself to further requirements. For the purpose of preventing occupational accidents, illnesses and environmental pollution, training is provided and internal instructions are issued and enforced. The continuous improvement of performance in the area of occupational safety and environmental protection is strived for.
Customer satisfaction is understood as the correspondence between order execution and customer requirements. The continuous improvement of products and services are aimed at achieving optimal quality and meeting customer needs.
All activities are committed to the principle of efficiency. To this end, work processes must be optimally prepared and implemented.
Head of machine development
"When it comes to developing special machines, nothing is commonplace. It takes a lot of creativity, independence and your own decisions to keep things moving forward."
Project Manager Road & Civil Engineering
"To be successful at WALO, you should be a team player - communicative, open-minded and with a wide range of interests - with the willingness to constantly learn and develop yourself professionally."
Construction Manager &
Head of Profit Center Track Construction
"At WALO, you take on responsibility as an employee from the first day and you can count on everyone helping each other when it counts."
We are pleased about your interest in the WALO Group and will be delighted to answer any of your questions.