Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG changes name to Trumpf SE + Co. KG

Celebrates 50th anniversary of being in the laser industry.

Trumpf has announced that it is changing the legal form of the holding managing company. From now on Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG will operate under the name Trumpf SE + Co. KG.

The previous shareholder structure will remain in place even after the change in legal form. Trumpf continues to be a company owned by the Leibinger family. For the employees of the Trumpf Group until now, the new legal form of Trumpf SE + Co. KG changes nothing with regard to the existing employment relationships.

The SE is a European corporate form. The shares in the SE are held by the limited partnership. This means that Trumpf retains its character as a family- owned company.

Celebrates 50th anniversary of being in the laser industry
The location of Trumpf in Schramberg is the hub of German industrial solid state laser technology // New production and cleanroom areas now operational // “We’re open to new technologies – and our lasers are helping to shape the future,” says managing director Hagen Zimer.

Trumpf is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its laser technology site in Schramberg. This facility in the Black Forest – the second-largest Trumpf location in Germany – employs over 1 400 people including physicists, engineers and software architects. Together, they develop, manufacture and maintain laser systems that are used in numerous industries all over the world.

“Schramberg is the hub of German industrial solid state laser technology,” says the site’s managing director, Hagen Zimer.

“We started out producing spiral springs for the watch industry – now we supply state-of-the-art laser technology for global applications including e-mobility, display manufacturing, smartphones and tablets.”

From its humble origins in the Black Forest, the company has become a shining example of German industrial manufacturing. The idea of using light as a tool was still in its infancy when the Schramberg engineers came up with the idea of building laser systems to spot-weld watch springs. This was swiftly followed by the introduction of laser-based processes for cathode-ray-tube manufacturing and pacemakers, eventually culminating in Trumpf’s breakthrough use of solid state laser technology in automotive production.

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