Trumpf marks 40 years in North America market
September 1, 2009
The Germany-based Trumpf Group is celebrating 40 years of its U.S. subsidiary in Farmington, Conn.
In celebration of its U.S. anniversary, Trumpf Inc. is offering limited editions of two of its machines developed and manufactured in North America: the TruPunch 2020 and the TruLaser 2030. The limited-edition machines were unveiled in July.
“Anniversaries are a time when one reflects on the past while turning an eye toward the future,” said Trumpf President and CEO Rolf Biekert. “The charge for Trumpf’s future remains as it has been in the past, which is to provide our customers with innovative technology of high quality.”
Christian Trumpf and two partners started Trumpf in Germany in 1923. Its main product was a flexible shaft, which were initially manufactured for dental and printing use. With the invention of the motor drive they were also produced and distributed for industrial purposes, such as the machining of metal and wood.
Today, Trumpf develops and produces machine tools and laser technology.
Trumpf’s presence in North America is the result of design engineer Berthold Leibinger, who was convinced that the company should open an office in a country where the market was still untapped for Trumpf’s machine tools. He persuaded the company’s president to let him travel to America to search for an office, and the result of this scouting trip was the launch of the Connecticut location.