June 17, 2008
TRUMPF, Germany, recently broke ground on a new production building in Taicang, China.
The building will bring the company's three existing production operations into one facility, starting in July 2009. In addition to combining machine tool and operating table production, the facility also will house the company's model job shop for sheet metal parts. The new facility will employ about 200 workers. In addition to production, the 107,640-sq.-ft. facility will house a training center, a showroom, a laser application center, and logistics.
Since January 2008 TRUMPF has been producing the TruLaser 3030 flatbed laser machine in Taicang in rented buildings, with core components shipped from Europe. The laser machines are produced exclusively for the Chinese market. In 2005 the company began producing the Merkur operating table, a basic model of the OR table series. The company established its production facility for sheet metal components, with a showroom and an application center, in 2000. The company also plans to open a job shop in July in Dongguan.
TRUMPF produces machines for punching and forming, laser processing, and bending.