This year marks the 100th anniversary of high-tech company TRUMPF, which is based in the Stuttgart region of Germany. The special day fell on August 6, 2023 – and the laser experts decided to celebrate it in style — by firing one of the world’s most powerful show lasers. The laser light shone for the first time on the evening of August 3, 2023. Under the right weather conditions, the laser was visible up to 50 miles away.
The company’s products are helping to pave the way for promising technologies that hold the key to a successful future. In fiscal 2022/23, the TRUMPF Group employed approximately 17,900 people and generated sales of about 5.4 billion euros (preliminary figures). With more than 90 companies, TRUMPF has a presence in all the world’s key markets.
Spectacularly green, amazingly efficient
The green laser light is produced by a particularly energy-efficient laser with three kilowatts of power. Show lasers are not part of TRUMPF’s core business, so its customers would normally use this kind of system for tasks such as welding electric-vehicle batteries. The company ships its lasers to industrial companies all over the world. The semiconductor industry, the automotive industry and the medical-device sector are just some of the areas in which the company’s lasers play a key role. Alongside its laser business, TRUMPF is also one of the world’s leading providers of machine tools for flexible sheet-metal fabrication. This is the business in which the company originally made a name for itself.
100 years of innovation
This year marks the achievement of a major milestone. In 1923, Christian Trumpf together with two partners acquired the mechanical workshops previously occupied by Julius Geiger GmbH in Stuttgart. This laid the foundations for the company, which from 1937 operated under the name TRUMPF. From the mid-1930s, the company specialized in the production of manual machinery for simple sheet-metal processing tasks. In the 1950s, the company’s focus shifted to stationary machine tools. As early as 1985, TRUMPF launched its first own laser, laying the foundation for its rise as a laser expert. Today, the TRUMPF brand stands not only for machine tools and laser technology, but also provides solutions for promising technologies that hold the key to the future, such as e-mobility and the EUV lithography systems used to produce cutting-edge computer chips.
TRUMPF is a high-tech company offering manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology. The company drives digital connectivity in the manufacturing through consulting, platform products and software. TRUMPF is a technology and market leader in highly versatile machine tools for sheet metal processing and in the field of industrial lasers. In 2022/23, the company employed approximately 17,900 people and generated sales of about 5.4 billion euros (preliminary figures). With more than 90 companies, the TRUMPF Group is represented in nearly every European country as well as in North America, South America and Asia. The company has production facilities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United States, Mexico and China.