Dipl.-Ing. Walter founded Hitzinger in 1946 and evolved swiftly from a company dealing with repairs on damaged electric and incineration motors into a major electric powered appliance construction firm. As early as 1955, Hitzinger launched its first synchronous alternator of its own design on the market.
Walter Hitzinger valued the significance of driven staff and saw this as an essential foundation to success. With the motivation of communal assistance, Walter established a firm basis of collaboration that lead to staff contribution in the company. As a result, the instituting of a significant apprentice workshop and a management board that included employees amidst its members.