TRUMPF conquers the world of lasers
In 1985, the company gets a new logo. It is functional, modest and signals a solid foundation and timelessness.
The company has 1,500 employees and generates a turnover of just under DM 300 million.
TRUMPF showcases itself as a laser manufacturer with the first self-developed and produced CO2 laser, the TRUMPF LASER TLF 1000. It has a beam power of 1 kW and is the first compact resonator to feature radio-frequency excitation (RF excitation).
HAAS Strahltechnik develops and presents the first fibre optic cable for industrial use. Its yellow colour has remained the norm to this day.
The HAAS Strahltechnik business division becomes the independent company HAAS-LASER GmbH + Co. KG.
TRUMPF unveils another innovation in this sector – the TRUMATIC L 3000 flatbed laser machine with flying optics. Instead of the workpiece being moved, the processing head "flies" over the sheet.
At the EMO in Hanover, the first "folded" laser is presented in a TRUMATIC 240 LASERPRESS. To this day, it is the best-selling multi-kilowatt laser. The company has 2,400 employees and a turnover of DM 525 million.
Collaboration between HÜTTINGER and TRUMPF began in 1986, and developed so well over the years that in 1990 TRUMPF acquired a majority share of HÜTTINGER. Since then, HÜTTINGER has been a member of the TRUMPF Group with its development of laser generators.
In order to close the TRUMPF process chain from 2D blanks to a completed 3D product, TRUMPF decides to enter into the world of bending technology. 1991 sees the acquisition of a new plant in Linz. The V50 is built as the first machine of the successful TrumaBend V-series, and presented to the world for the first time at the 1993 EMO trade show in Hanover.
TRUMPF Singapore was founded in 1991 and has since developed into the hub of the Asia-Pacific region. The TRUMPF office is located in the German Centre in the International Business Park in Jurong East.
TRUMPF enters the world of solid-state lasers with a shareholding in HAAS LASER GmbH in Schramberg. At Euroblech in Hanover, HAAS-LASER is represented on a TRUMPF stand for the first time and showcases the Lay 506 D CW laser. The company now belongs 100% to the TRUMPF Group.
At the LASER trade show, HAAS-LASER presents a study of the first multi-kilowatt continuous wave solid-state laser designed for industrial use.
In 1991, "Sächsische Werkzeug- und Sondermaschinen GmbH", managed by the Treuhandanstalt Berlin, begins production of loading equipment for TRUMPF. In 1992, the company is privatised as a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group and receives an order to develop a water jet cutting machine, which is then presented at EuroBLECH 1992.
The Berthold Leibinger Foundation is established.