Historie

HISTORY OF SUCCESS

 

1970: Ernst Thome establishes his business in the basement of a beverage company in Bitburg.
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1977: Bernd Schwind becomes his business partner. The new joint venture registers under the name Thome+Schwind GmbH & Co. KG in Bitburg.
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1983: Bernd Schwind becomes the sole owner. After changing its name to Thome+Schwind Verbindungsteile GmbH, the company moves to its present location at Dieselstrasse1 in Bitburg’s new industrial district.
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1987: Partners Berthold Berens and Heinz Heser take over the company on the first of January. Bernd Schwind sadly dies in March 1987 at the tender age of 41.
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1991: TS establishes, under the name TS Sonderschrauben GmbH, a production plant for nuts and washers in the town of Ebeleben (state Thuringia). Heinz Heser leaves both companies at the end of the year; the Berens family become the sole owner.
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1998: TS co-founds and holds an interest in TS Fasteners in Melbourne, Australia.
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2001: TS Sonderschrauben GmbH relocates completely from Ebeleben to the newly-acquired production plant in Menteroda/Thuringia; the move is accompanied by modernisation and expansion of the facilities.
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2007: TS restructures all its business segments according to function and production processes and invests in the development of 3 independent production plants in three locations in two states of Germany.
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2010: Once again the Bitburg hot forging plant is extended and ready for new machinery.
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2012: In all plants are new and modern CNC Universal-, Production- and Automatic Lathes from DMG Mori Seiki added. Much more efficient automatic horizontal hot forging machines are added too.
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2013: To counter high energy costs and also to continue a commitment to environmentally friendly processes and technology, TS invests in solar power technology. On all factories, solar plants generating up to 520 kwp in total are installed.
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2014: Thome+Schwind Verbindungsteile GmbH and TS Sonderschrauben GmbH become one company now and changing name. The new name reflects this: TS Verbindungsteile GmbH.