In 2005, Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller becomes President and Chairwoman of the Managing Board, joining her brother Peter Leibinger and husband Mathias Kammüller.
Learn more about 100 years of TRUMPF
Founded in 1923, the name TRUMPF now represents the cutting edge in industrial sheet metal processing and laser technology. And for pioneering technologies of the future.
Starting with a look to the future: What affects and will affect the economic region, Germany and the world today and in years to come? What technologies will play an important role? From a Nobel prize winner to the CEO of Europe's most valuable technology company, these experts took time between November 2022 and February 2023 to discuss the future together, exclusively for TRUMPF.
- Social partnership
- Germany as an economic hub
- Disruptive technologies
The company grows rapidly and Christian Trumpf starts looking for a larger site. He strikes it lucky in Weilimdorf, at the time a suburb of Stuttgart. There, as well as flexible shafts, the company is also able to produce handheld tools for sheet metal working for the first time.
Many different people have influenced the fate of TRUMPF over the 100-year history of the company.
From 1978 to 2005, Berthold Leibinger is President and Chairman of the Managing Board and turns the "little factory" into a global player.
In 1953, Hugo Schwarz becomes a shareholder and commercial director and holds this position until 1978.
Company founder Christian Trumpf hands over the reins to his godson, Berthold Leibinger in 1973.
In 1957, TRUMPF patents the sheet metal coordinate guide. Thanks to this innovation, the machine operator no longer needs to guide sheets by hand. The coordinate guide allows for nibbling with millimeter precision and is the starting point for the numerical control of machines.
The nibbling king
TRUMPF starts establishing foreign subsidiaries across the world at the beginning of the 1960s. For example in:
TRUMPF founds its first subsidiary in 1963 in Switzerland. A production site in Grüsch follows in 1982.
In 1969, Berthold Leibinger opens the first non-European subsidiary in Farmington, USA.
In 1972, the first Asian site is established with "TRUMPF Japan Co." in Yokohama.
In 2000, TRUMPF founds its Chinese subsidiary in Taicang, near Shanghai.
On the road at trade fairs
Step by step towards automation
The TRUMATIC 20 automatically processes workpieces using punched tapes for the first time. It is a sensation at the European machine tools exhibition in Paris in 1968.
TRUMPF has been marketing its products with adverts and brochures since the 1930s.
TRUMPF spreads the word about its product range with this English-language flyer from 1969.
This advertisement from the 1980s promotes the advantages of a TRUMPF punching machine.
The TRUMPF logo in this advert from 1969 looks pretty in pink.
This poster advertisement from the 1930s promises 100% more power.
From 2012, TRUMPF offers its laser cutting machine with CO2 or SSL lasers and advertises them with a striking poster.
We welcome the laser!
In 1985, TRUMPF builds its own CO2 laser, the TLF 1000. As early as 1986, the company decides to only use lasers manufactured in-house in their machines.
Responsibility and sustainability
TRUMPF supports a wide variety of educational and research projects with the aim of creating enthusiasm for mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology and of advancing topics of the future.
From the Linden Museum in Stuttgart to arty lunch break for employees, TRUMPF promotes selected art and cultural projects, creating an environment for innovative ideas to have room to flourish.
TRUMPF has initiated the climate protection strategy "Climate Action 2030" for the entire value chain. It includes sites, products and the supply chain. TRUMPF is already producing on a carbon-neutral basis.
3D-printed components for particle accelerators, laser lights for the production of the latest computer chips or quantum technology - TRUMPF products are shaping the future, today.
We have compiled our milestones at a glance as well as historical images for you in our press packet.