Thalmann Maschinenbau AG dates back to the one-man business founded by OTTO THALMANN in the year 1948 in Frauenfeld. The simple locksmith and metalworking business has developed to become an internationally active engineering company with trend-setting ideas for innovative long folders and efficient solutions for the roofing, facade construction and sheet-metal working sector. The company head office has been based in Frauenfeld since 1960 and it is here where Otto’s sons, RUEDI, ROLF AND PETER THALMANN have continued to develop this aspiring enterprise further. Under the present management of Managing Director, MARCO CAPPELLO, the company particularly focuses on the advancement of product development and international orientation. As someone who has previously worked as an entrepreneur in various sectors of the sheet metalworking sector, Marco Cappello also believes in the consistent realisation of the corporate philosophy as a significant and motivating success factor. This includes: The highest DEMANDS ON QUALITY, enthusiastic CUSTOMERS, reliable SUPPLIERS, motivated EMPLOYEES, comprehensive SERVICES, sustainable GROWTH, and with a pronounced INVENTIVE TALENT bring genuine INNOVATIONS onto the market time and time again.


Marco Cappello – Managing director.


Pioneering spirit and company founder.


International expertise, regional proximity, professional advice and comprehensive worldwide service – we export our high-quality long folders from Switzerland to customers all over the world. We offer you the opportunity to view and extensively test Thalmann machines in showrooms at selected locations. Furthermore, we are a partner for life. With a host of after sales support and service offers, we are able to guarantee an all-round service over the lifetime of your machine, ranging from reliable onsite servicing or remote maintenance to the rapid delivery of machines and spare parts.


Company head office and production building in Frauenfeld.


Assembly and manufacturing halls covering an area of approximately 5,500 qm.


» 1948 Establishment of the company by Otto Thalmann †
» 1961 Patenting of the first long bending machine for the sheet metal forming business
» 1962 Market entrance in Austria and Germany 
» 1965 Market entrance in Scandinavian market 
» 1973 First deliveries to Australia
» 1974 Establishment of the Thalmann Konstruktionen AG 
» 1978 Introduction to the market of the successful product line THAKO for 2-3 mm sheet metal 
» 1981 Introduction to market of the product line PICO up to 1.5 mm sheet metal 
» 1987 Receipt of the Bavarian State award for outstanding handcraft achievements 
» 1987 Assignation of the GS label for industrial safety 
» 1990 Introduction of the riser model QUIK on the market 
» 1991 Name change to Thalmann Maschinenbau AG headquartered in Frauenfeld 
» 1994 Handover of the company to Otto Thalmann' s four sons Peter, Rolf, Ruedi and Kurt 
» 1994 Introduction to market of the MAGNUM model with world exclusive wedge cut technology 
» 1995 CE-certified Machine delivered for the first time 
» 1996 First steps in the Asian markets 
» 1997 Certification according to SN EN ISO 9001:2000 
» 1998 Delivery of the world-longest folding machine of 18.2 m 
» 1999 Establishment in the OMK GmbH company for the production of luggage scanners 
» 2003 Delivery of the first Double Bender TC-300
» 2006 Expansion in the USA/CAN market 
» 2007 Introduction to the market of the ZR product line as replacement for the PICO series
» 2009 Facelift ZR-Model 
» 2009 New control software with CAM and DXF Import 
» 2010 Introduction of the TD model into the market 
» 2011 Introduction of the TD 125 double folder basic model
» 2014 Many innovations: for example 'DFT-System' (Dynamic Folding Technology)
» 2016 Introduction to the market of the TZ long folder