Trumpf Inc. (Farmington, CT) is offering limited editions of two American-made machines--its TruPunch 2020 and the TruLaser 2030--during July, the founding month of German company's subsidiary. Both machines are developed and manufactured in North America, and used for sheet metal fabrication--one of the world's most important materials because it lends itself to diverse applications. The special edition models will feature 40th anniversary pricing and a commemorative decal and name plate.
The US subsidiary of Trumpf Group (Ditzingen, Germany) is now the second-largest Trumpf location worldwide and headquarters for the entire North American market. "Anniversaries are a time when one reflects on the past while turning an eye toward the future," says President & CEO of Trumpf Inc. Rolf Biekert. "The charge for Trumpf's future," he explains, "remains as it has been in the past, which is to provide our customers with innovative technology of high quality."
The Trumpf Group was started in Germany in 1923 by Christian Trumpf and two partners. Its product was flexible shafts, 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 for the machining of metal and wood. Today, Trumpf Group is a world leader in the development and production of machine tools and laser technology.
Trumpf's presence in North America is the result of an enterprising young 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 machine tools. He persuaded the company's president to let him travel to the U.S. to search for an office, and the result of this scouting trip was the launch of the Connecticut location.
Due to his foresight and ingenuity, Leibinger became president and managing partner of the Trumpf Group. The values and business savvy that began with him run throughout the entire global organization--a privately-owned, family-operated business--and
continue to be carried out by his children and son-in-law who now serve as the Trumpf Group's senior management team. Leibinger's daughter, Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller is President and Chairwoman of the Managing Board.
With more than 700 employees in North America, in addition to its Farmington headquarters Trumpf has sales and service facilities in Michigan, South Carolina and Mississauga, Canada, a manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico and a research and production facility in New Jersey.
Find details about the TruPunch 2020 and the TruLaser 2030--as well as general company information--at the Trumpf Inc. website.