From metal and wood leading to the world of lasers
Christian Trumpf acquired mechanical workshops of Julius Griger and the company was located in Stuggart in 1923. The logo of the group represented flexible shafts.
1934-1949: the first motor-driven hand shears (HSP 201) was invented in 1934. During the war the firm helped by producing foot pumps for aircraft construction. In 1947 it was the construction of stationary curve shears.
1950-1959: it was about the company’s expansion and its internationalisation in 1953 thanks to the stationary machines. Plus there was a new plant in Hettingen in 1955.
1960-1966: a “mobile showroom” demonstrated the curve shears to customers. The company was close to the customers’ needs and to give more explanations.
In 1964 the first application with the laser was created.
1967-1977: the firm gradually grew with more than 440 employees. In 1971 there was the establishment of development department for solid-state lasers. In 1972, the headquarters were relocated to Diztingen with a total number of 800 employees.
1978-1984: this era was called the laser phenomena because there was the first combination punch laser machine and in 1980 plasma cutting was a further innovation.
1985-1995: Trumpf conquered the world of lasers with the first self-developed and produced CO2 laser and in 1986 the HAAS-LASER.
1996-2004: a new business era with medical technology combined with growth and innovation strategies. In 1996 it was the 75th birthday of the company and in 1999 the first laboratory equipment was created.
2005-2012: a wind of change with new management. In 2005 it was the next family generation with new lasers such as Trulaser 5030 fiber or Trulaser 3030.
2013-today: a booming market of the company thanks to its worldwide presence and a close collaboration with China (JFY) was established. Besides, the firm has new machines for the 3D printing of metal.
The company’s mission: responsibility towards everybody
The group plays an enormous role in different and varied fields. Indeed, it supports cultural and artistic projects. Then, the employees have a capital place inside the company with the suggestion of working agreements. Next, Trumpf has an active role and it involves in social and political discourse. Finally, the education field matters since it is the basis of social and economic advancement and technological progress.
Products of the company
Trumpf provides manufacturing solutions as far as machine tools: laser technology, electronics and power tools are concerned. All this can be possible because it is a high-tech company.
1. Machines and systems: they belong to the core of the company’s business and on top of that they are very fast in production. We can mention examples like: 2D laser cutting machines, 3D laser cutting machines or punching machines.
2. Lasers: it is obviously the major product and the speciality of the company. They are the universal tools for industrial applications in the fields of cutting, welding, marking and surface processing. We can refer to Disk lasers, diode lasers, fibre lasers, pulsed lasers and scientific lasers.
3. Power electronics: for the product range, the firm has a broad selection of powerful DC, MR and RF generators. The company can supply an innovative bidirectional inverter. Finally, all the products are reliable, powerful and cost-effective. For example there are: MF plasma Excitation, DC plasma Excitation and Induction generators.
4. Power tools: all the machines are made in Switzerland and they are reliable and they have high quality especially for construction sites and workshops for the cutting, connecting and edge forming of sheet metal.