March 10, 2009
The TRUMPF Group is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the company is strengthening its electronics division by expanding the service and maintenance efforts where, within just two years, the number of service employees has increased from two to 10. This trend will continue, the company said.
The company will cease production of medium-sized press brakes, the TruBend 3000 series, in Taiwan for cost reasons. However, it will continue to produce these press brakes in Pasching, Austria. In the immediate future, plans call for the manufacture of all of TRUMPF's press brakes at this location. The production freeze in Taiwan will result in a loss of 20 of the 75 jobs at the Tao-Yuan Shien facilities near Taipei.
TRUMPF's Taiwanese subsidiary was launched in 1999. Until July 2008, sales for machine tools, laser technology, and power tools were handled by an outside distributor. The addition of a training and demonstration center equipped with the latest machine tools and lasers is recent. The electronics area also includes a testing laboratory and extended customer service space.