altendorf brand table saws

The Altendorf Company


Altendorf was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1906 when Wilhelm Altendorf invented the sliding table saw and edging circular saw. This revolution in the woodworking industry brought the company instant world-wide attention. In the 1950s, when Altendorf’s sons Willy and Kurt decided to phase out other products and focus solely on manufacture of the table saws, Altendorf soon became the leader in the field.

With this product concentration came additional innovations and creations all aimed at improving the performance and reliablility of their slide table saws, earning the company a reputation as a technology leader. In the 1990s the company created the first computer assisted sliding table saw. Altendorf currently offers two choices in sliding table saws, the F45 and the WA 80.

The first Altendorf subsidiary located outside of Germany was created in the U.S. in 1984. Today the company, which has since moved it headquarters to Minden, Germany has seven subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, and Australia that produce or distribut Altendorf machines. Five branches handle distrubution in Europe and the U.S.

The official U.S. distributor is Altendorf American, a division of Stiles Machinery, Inc. In addition to Altendorf table saws, the company sells several brands of beam saws, widebelt sanders and other professional woodworking machines.


Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG
Wettinerallee 43/45
D - 32429 Minden, Germany

Altendorf U.S.A.
Altendorf America
Division of Stiles Machinery, Inc.
3965 44th Street, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Altendorf Canada
Several sales partners in Canada.
Contact the Minden, Germany office for more information.

Altendorf UK Ltd
Customer Support Services
Unit 20, Staveley Way
Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9EU





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