75 years of innovation at Dr Walser Dental       

Prof Dr Uwe Böhm, district managing director of the IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee, presented the IHK’s congratulations with a certificate on the 75th anniversary of the Dr Walser Dental, a medical technology manufacturer known for its Walser tooth matrices.

In his laudatory speech, Prof Dr Böhm paid tribute to the experience of managing director Gerhard R Daiger and his courage in always daring to try something new. This has brought him to the point where he is today. The many awards are proof of the entrepreneur’s success, said Böhm.

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From right: Prof Dr Uwe Böhm, district managing director of IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee, Beate Daiger, Senator h.c. Gerhard R Daiger (Image: Dr Walser Dental GmbH)                                                

“The path to success is always individual and the decisive step in this direction often leads over rough, steep paths. Only those who manage to master these cliffs will ultimately reach the top of the mountain. You have managed to achieve extraordinary business success over a long period of time. It is not just hard work, but also the courage to take risks. This deserves special praise and equally high recognition,” said Prof Böhm.

In 1948, dentist Dr Julius Walser, founded “Dr J. Walser Dentalfabrikation” in Fürstenbergstrasse, Germany. In 1960, the company moved to Teggingerstaße and was later renamed “Dr. Walser Dental GmbH” in 1978.

Since the takeover in 1999 by Daiger, Dr Walser Dental has been able to expand its internationality through many trips and has gained new customers in an additional 96 countries. The complaint rate has been close to zero for 25 years and the company has received over 100 awards since 2006 alone.

Following the laudatory speech and presentation of the certificate, the management invited guests to coffee and cake, and later to dinner. After the champagne reception, Daiger honoured the dedication and commitment of the employees in his detailed speech. He also praised the commitment of the new employees, the joy, the high level of motivation and the reliability they showed at their new workplaces.

Daiger described how Dr Walser Dental has implemented 431 innovations since he took over in 1999. Dr Walser Dental has grown to service customers from 129 countries from the 33 countires at the time of Daiger’s new role in 1999. Daiger was surprised at how much gratitude he received, including in the form of gifts, for his support, appreciation and job security.

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