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The path to Industry 4.0

2013 - today
building of TRUMPF in Schramberg Germany


Expansion of development

TRUMPF expands its development headquarters in Schramberg to include a new R&D Center, thus adding 6,200 square meters of floor space to the company site.

Deutscher Zukunftspreis


German Future Prize

For their entry "Production with light flashes – ultrashort pulse lasers for industrial mass production", researchers from TRUMPF, Bosch, and the University of Jena are awarded the prestigious German Future Prize from the German Federal President. Former President Joachim Gauck presented the award to the winning team personally.

building of JFY in China


TRUMPF acquires majority share of JFY

TRUMPF enters into a close collaboration with the Chinese machine tool manufacturer Jiangsu Jinfangyuan CNC Machine Company Ltd. (JFY). TRUMPF acquires a majority share of the Chinese company of around 72 percent.

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Foundation of the TRUMPF Bank

TRUMPF establishes its own bank for the flexible financing of TRUMPF products for customers worldwide. At the start of 2015, TRUMPF Bank enters into the investment business and offers its German employees savings and fixed deposit accounts, which are managed via online banking.

The medical technology branch is taken over by the U.S. medical technology manufacturer Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Building of EHT in Teningen, Germany


Takeover of one of the oldest companies in Germany

With EHT, TRUMPF takes over one of the oldest companies in Germany. EHT Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH in Teningen, Breisgau, was founded in 1771 as Eisen- und Hammerwerke Teningen (EHT) and produces die folding machines and guillotine shears.

logo of AXOOM in yellow and black


Foundation of AXOOM

AXOOM, the newly established IT service provider for manufacturing companies, serves the entire value chain – independently of manufacturers. With its modular solutions, AXOOM enables production companies to develop towards Industry 4.0, step by step and at their own pace.


Additive manufacturing

At the Formnext trade show, the company presents its new machines for the 3D printing of metal parts. The technology behind the new 3D printers is also known as additive manufacturing.

TRUMPF streetart campaign at headquarters in Ditzingen Germany


New work alliance

With the new work alliance, TRUMPF responds to the challenges of the future such as dynamic brand development, digital change, and the need for more individuality. The aim is to make it possible to reconcile home and work life. The work alliance focuses on mobile working, an agile time system, a qualification initiative, and arrangements for age-appropriate work.


TRUMPF reorganizes its Group Management

TRUMPF has reorganized its Group Management, with the changes taking effect from July 1, 2017. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop and Christian Schmitz became members of the most important management body of the company. Gerhard Rübling retired from his position as Labor Director. Prokop became CEO for Machine Tools (CEO MT). Schmitz took over the responsibility for Laser Technology as CEO for Laser Technology (CEO LT). Peter Leibinger became Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mathias Kammüller became Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of the company. Lars Grünert remains responsible for company finances as Chief Financial Officer. In addition to her role as President and Chairwoman of the Managing Board, Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller became the new Labor Director.

Kontrollraum in der Smart Factory in Chicago
TRUMPF eröffnet Smart Factory in Chicago

Im September 2017 eröffnete TRUMPF die Smart Factory in Chicago. Das Technologiezentrum für Industrie 4.0-Lösungen wurde komplett mit digital vernetzten Produktionsprozessen geplant. Im Fokus stehen Beratung und Training der Kunden bei der Einführung von digital vernetzten Fertigungslösungen. Die neue Smart Factory stellt einen wichtigen Meilenstein dar, um den Markt in den USA weiter nachhaltig aufzubauen.

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