TRUMPF Limited has celebrated its 40th anniversary. Local and diplomatic dignitaries, members of the managing board, key customers and the staff attended a commemorative event at TRUMPF’s UK headquarters on the Luton Airport Business Park.
TRUMPF established its wholly owned subsidiary in St. Albans in 1974 to introduce its unique brand of metalworking machines to the UK market. Initially the company had three employees and in its first year turned over £450,000. Fast growth prompted its move to Luton in 1989. Today, TRUMPF Limited has almost 100 employees, an annual turnover of more than £45 million and is currently on course for its best trading year ever.
At the commemorative event formal presentations were given by Managing Director of TRUMPF Limited, Scott Simpson; Chair of the TRUMPF Managing Board, Dr. Phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller and the Chargé D’Affaires from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joerg Ranau. The company was also delighted to welcome the Mayor of Luton Borough Council - Councillor Sheila Roden.
“We introduced brand new technology to UK manufacturers this week. It’s called BrightLine fiber and it’s a real game-changer in the production of metal goods,” explained Scott Simpson. “So it is especially apt for us to say that TRUMPF has had a bright past and will have a bright future based on continued product innovation and investment in the training of tomorrow’s engineers.”