On 18 November, after more than 40 years at the helm, Professor Berthold Leibinger passes management of the company onto the next family generation. He becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller becomes Chairwoman of the Management Board, with Peter Leibinger becoming Vice Chairman.
The new generation of the tried-and-tested TruLaser 3030 and TruLaser 3040 laser processing machines combines innovative technology and high laser power with a new design and optimized operation. The TruLaser 3030 comes with an integrated pallet changer and modular automation options. The 'Dot Matrix Code' function enables fast, reliable identification of parts using a standardized industrial code.
TRUMPF presents the first highly brilliant multi-kilowatt industrial laser with high-performance laser diodes as a direct beam source. Opening of the R&D Center for machine tools, as well as the Laser Technology Center in Ditzingen.
The TruLaser 5030 fiber is launched at EuroBLECH 2010 in Hanover. With its TruLaser 5030 fiber / 5040 fiber, TRUMPF offers a highly economical solution for optimizing productivity with the solid-state laser. The TruDisk solid-state laser offers up to three times higher feed rates, while the BrightLine fiber option enables this machine to achieve outstanding part quality in both thin and thick sheet metal.
The new "work alliance" for the TRUMPF sites in Germany is presented. At its core is a highly flexible work hours model considering the employees' specific needs in the different phases of their lives, thus going far beyond standard work hours agreements.
On December 31, 2012, Professor Berthold Leibinger steps down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the TRUMPF Group for age related reasons. The Supervisory Board of the company chooses Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht, previous CEO of BASF SE, as his successor.