In 1979, the first punching machine TRUMATIC 180 is manufactured in the United States. Just two years later, the 100th machine is delivered to a customer out of the Farmington production.
On September 3, 1982, groundbreaking for a service and demo center in Farmington took place. In 1983, the expansion is officially opened. Left to right: Gunter Nicolai, Gouvernor William O’Neill, TRUMPF owner and president Berthold Leibinger, John J. Carson Commissioner of the Connecticut Deoartment of Economic Development, Tom Petruska and Hans Strebel, president of TRUMPF America Inc.
TRUMPF’s multitool is the first tooling system to incorporate multiple punching configurations in a single integrated unit. The idea was developed in Germany and helped make a reality by American applications experts.
In 1987, the Farmington location sees another growth spurt. The expansion encompasses 280,000 square feet and adds production and demo space as well as offices.
TRUMPF celebrates the shipment of their 500th machine, a TRUMATIC 240. The TRUMATIC 240 is a high-speed, high performance CNC punching and contouring machine. It introduces a full graphic display that enables programming to take place on the shop floor opposed to conventional tape programming. It also offers fast, automatic tool change.