Milestones in the company history of technotrans

Success Story

  • 2018

    Acquisition of Reisner Cooling Solutions GmbH

    Transformation: technotrans AG becomes technotrans SE

    gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH takes over major patents, technologies and assets of Hahn Enersave GmbH

    Takeover of the remaining shares in gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH

  • 2017

    Foundation of technotrans Grundstücksverwaltungs GmbH

    Consolidation and strengthening of competences at technotrans group (taicang) location - takeover of the operative business operations of KLH cooling International Pte. Ltd, Singapore and GWK Heating and Cooling Technology (Shanghai)

  • 2016

    Acquisition of gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH

    technotrans AG aquires remaining shares in all KLH companies (Bad Doberan, Singapore, Taicang)

  • 2015

    Growth strategy is 'on track'

    technotrans group expands its business outside the printing industry up to 35 percent

  • 2014

    Legal form of Termotek AG, Baden-Baden and gds AG, Sassenberg into a GmbH

    Debut of mobile cooling systems for batteries and chillers for charging stations and converter at InnoTrans, Berlin - international trade fair for Transport Technology

  • 2013

    Acquisition of majority interests in KLH Kältetechnik GmbH and its sister companies in Singapore and PR China

  • 2012

    Partnership with KLH Kältetechnik GmbH resulting in increased presence in the market for laser cooling systems

    Merger of Chinese production operations at the KLH location in Taicang

    Spray lubrication for forming technology makes debut at the Euroblech show

    Acquisition of a majority interest in Sprachenwelt GmbH by gds AG

  • 2011

    Acquisition of Termotek AG

    technotrans becomes serial supplier of the toolsmart (for cooling lubricant preparation) to Sauer GmbH

  • 2010

    Transfer of technical operations for ink supply systems from Gersthofen to Sassenberg 

    Cooperation with Termotek AG, resulting in entry into the laser market

    Business units define and evaluate 30 projects outside the printing industry

  • 2009

    Production operations are halted at the Mt. Prospect (USA) and Gersthofen (Germany) locations and transferred to Sassenberg

    the structures in Asia are consolidated

    gds becomes an independent division within the technotrans Group

  • 2008

    Two employees‘ representatives are elected to the Supervisory Board (One-Third Employee Representation Act)

  • 2007

    Establishment of the subsidiary in Dubai (UAE)

    Establishment of the subsidiary in Moscow (Russia)

    Opening of a further sales and service office in Shanghai, China

    Opening of a further sales and service office in Melbourne, Australia

  • 2006

    Merger of the two American production locations in Chicago

    Establishment of the subsidiary in Brazil

    Opening of a further sales and service office in Madrid, Spain

  • 2005

    Construction of new production plant at Gersthofen, near Augsburg

  • 2004

    Opening a further sales and service office in Yokohama, Japan

  • 2003

    Consolidation of international production capacities and relocation of assembly
    from technotrans graphics ltd., Colchester (Great Britain), to Sassenberg

  • 2002

    Transfer of activities from Atlanta to the principal American location in Chicago

  • 2001

    Takeover of the American Steve Barberi Company Inc. and its subsidiary, Farwest Graphic Technologies LLC, of Corona, near Los Angeles, California (USA), renamed technotrans america west, inc.

    Takeover of the Electroforming Division of Toolex International N.V., which now operates as technotrans scandinavia AB, Tåby, Sweden

    Establishment of technotrans japan k.k. as a sales and service company

    Establishment of technotrans china ltd., Hong Kong, as a sales and service company

  • 2000

    Takeover of the American company Ryco Graphic Manufacturing, Inc. (Chicago) and merger with technotrans america inc.

  • 1999

    Founding of technotrans technologies pte. ltd. in Singapore

    Founding of the subsidiary technotrans italia s.r.l. in Milan

    The subsidiary technotrans systems GmbH is merged with technotrans AG

  • 1998

    Takeover of BVS Grafische Technik GmbH, which is renamed technotrans systems GmbH

    Initial public offering

  • 1997

    Transformation into a stock corporation

    Founding of technotrans printing equipment (Beijing) Co. Ltd., People’s Republic of China

  • 1995

    technotrans america inc. is established in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

  • 1993

    technotrans france s. a. r. l. is founded

  • 1992

    technotrans becomes original equipment supplier for the Heidelberg Speedmaster and MAN-Roland 700 presses

  • 1990

    Management Buy-out

    technotrans graphics ltd. is founded in Colchester, Great Britain

    Launch of the new system component concept for ancillary equipment on printing presses

    technotrans is one of the world’s three largest suppliers of dampening solution preparation systems

  • 1987

    Launch of the first ink roller temperature control systems

  • 1981

    Development of a seperate product line for dampening solution preparation systems

  • 1977

    Production of the first dampening solution equipment

  • 1973

    Initial contacts with the audio media and printing industry

  • 1970

    Founding of the company