Innovative Folding Machines



At THALMANN Maschinenbau AG, as producer of sheet metal long folding machines, we pride ourselves of having achieved a leading position in long folding technology, a position that is recognized by the industry at large. A continuous dialogue with all the market players ensures that we innovate what the market of sheet metal forming wants.

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The benefits of a THALMANN long folder and the THALMANN technology is focused around efficiency of the folding process, reducing costs of the folding process and ensuring that parts produced on the machines are within very narrow tolerances.

We are built on a true entrepreneurial spirit. It is this spirit that we bring to you, our customers and business partners, leading to new solutions and opportunities. We are fast, energetic and it is fun to work with our team and our machines.

Swiss Made

Swiss made is more than a seal of origin. Swiss made is synonym for reliability, precision, impeccable quality and innovative technology. We at THALMANN are proud of our Swiss heritage and are committed to keep the values, for which Swiss industry is known, at the heart of the company.

TC double folder
TD double folder
The Base
TZ single folder


THALMANN’s product portfolio is based around three core products for folding sheet metal up to 3 mm. The THALMANN TZ single folder is suitable for roofers and architectural applications, The TD double folder is suitable for roofers, architectural applications and industrial processes that require high throughput. The TC double folders are suitable for heavy duty folding of 3 mm sheets at high processing speeds.

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Within this product portfolio THALMANN offers a wide range of solutions, from fully automated flipping and sideloading units, to a fully automated and integrated slitting, feeding and folding line: "The Base", offered in cooperation with Cidan Machinery group.

Machines can be fitted and costume designed with different accessories such as roll forming and slitting units, loading tables, different gripper designs and configurations and different tool geometries.


At THALMANN we dedicate significant amount of resource and time to innovate solutions that deliver true value for our customers. We are committed to continue bringing new benefits to long folding markets and our customers. Most recent new innovations are the fully automated side loading equipment and a fully automated flipping device that can significantly reduce labour costs.

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Other THALMANN innovations are: the cropped folding beam that provides our customers with more dimensional freedom to produce a wider range of bends; the unique torsion shaft technology that improves your product and process reproducibility; the dynamic crowning that is essential to improve accuracy; the dynamic folding technology that speeds up the folding process and the vertical force drive that allows to bend challenging hems.

All THALMANN unique innovations for the folding industry that are well recognized as an undisputed technology lead in the market.


Automation of industrial processes will be the next challenge for the sheet metal forming industry. We at THALMANN have made significant steps to meet Industry 4.0 standards. We are meeting these standards through proprietary developments and collaborations with different business partners.

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The recently launched fully automated side loading and flipping equipment has proven to increase operational efficiencies for our customers. The development of “The Base” jointly with Cidan Machinery group, is a fully automated sheet metal bending operation that includes a de-coiling and slitting line that allows bending operations to work without an operator at the production line.


Why does a Swiss mechanical engineering company like THALMANN have an eagle in the company logo?

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The eagle is more than just a concise symbol. We associate it with properties that you will also find in our folding machines: speed, dynamic, precision, effectiveness and aesthetics.

The eagle also stands for vision, freedom, courage and power. We associate ourselves with this. We invest a considerable part of our time and resources in the development of innovative solutions that create real benefits, added value and competitive advantages for our customers.