About Us

Walker is a global success story whose finest chapters are still being written. The story began in 1896 with Oakley S. Walker, the inventor of the electromagnetic chuck, and his founding of the O.S. Walker Company in Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the next century, the company would grow to become the largest company in the world providing custom design and manufacture of magnetic products for workholding, lifting, material handling, scrap magnets and separation applications.

Mr. Walker’s electromagnetic chuck was successful because it met a need and solved a problem. Today, Walker continues to meet customers’ needs, providing magnetic solutions for a vast range of practical industry challenges. Walker designs and manufactures the widest range of permanent, electromagnetic and electro-permanent magnetic products and systems for industrial applications in the world.

Headquartered in Worcester, MA, Walker's reach is now international and continues to grow with manufacturing and R&D capabilities in North America, Asia, and the rest of the world. Walker delivers its diverse product line to over 190 countries worldwide.

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LIFTING Walker’s Brand New Lifting Magnet Site: Now Live!
GRINDING Walker’s Brand New Work Holding Site: Now Live!


 Business Hours
 Our normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday through Friday.  Our main office is closed on the dates listed in the Holiday Schedule below.

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