Thalmann

THALMANN Maschinenbau AG is at the forefront of technology developments in sheet metal folding. Developments that help customers to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and extend their product portfolio.

Our customers operate in different sectors from roofing and façade markets to automotive and industrial markets. THALMANN customers can be found in every corner of the world. Our customers tell us they want reliability, accuracy and efficiency, resulting in the low cost in use of their long folding equipment. For over 70 years THALMANN has been able to continuously develop novel solutions that meet these customer needs.

Our sales and service department work in close co-operation with our distributors and agencies around the world to offer on time and professional service to our customers. The proximity to the market ensures that THALMANN is spending R&D and Engineering resources to advance the Long Folding Technology efficiently.

Several new developments are focused on making the folding machines ‘smarter’ in order to meet the requirements for Industry 4.0. These developments advance industrial automation of the sheet metal folding processes.

For decades, THALMANN holds a leading market positions in Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Recent focus on Asia, including India, China, Korea and Japan will further spread our unique technology around the globe.

We are very proud of having a stable and experienced workforce that is properly trained to meet high standards and the demands of the market.

Mission

With a committed and professional team, THALMANN’s mission is to offer safe and reliable folding technology with innovations and solutions that provide sheet metal processors the opportunity to reduce costs, extend their product portfolio and bend parts faster and more accurate.

Values

  • People

    We attract committed and honest employees that are focussed on working to deliver what is needed and to meet agreed targets with our customers, suppliers, business partners and the THALMANN organisation. Our team exists of a group of true entrepreneurs. All our employees are professionals in their field of expertise.

  • Ethics

    We are open, honest and straight forward with each other, all our customers and business partners. We act with honesty and constructively to deliver what we promise. We respect the law wherever we operate. We contribute to the local community of Frauenfeld. We recognize that profitability and growth is key to our success.

  • Trust

    We work with employees, customers, suppliers and business partners that share our values and put trust central to the way they operate. We tell the truth and treat each other with respect. Give trust and operate trustworthy leads to high performance.

  • Customer focus

    We focus our R&D and engineering efforts to meeting or exceeding customer needs. We develop and manufacture machines and services meeting high quality standards. We deliver exceptional service from installation to life long maintenance of your products. We deliver on agreed promises on time and in full.

  • Creativity

    We work creatively and flexible to be able to adapt quickly to changing demands and conditions. An open minded approach to innovation is key to develop novel solutions in sheet metal folding.

History

FROM SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP TO A COMPANY EXPANDING
1948
Otto Thalmann founds a craft business for metal working
1949
Development of the first manual folding machine for the Swiss market
1960
First delivery of Thalmann Long folder
1961
First patents for long folding
1962
Expansion to Austria and Germany
1965
Expansion to Scandinavia
1973
First delivery to Australia
1974
Establishment of Thalmann Konstruktionen AG
DEVELOPMENT OF A BROAD PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AND MARKET RECOGNITION
1978
Introduction of Thako for 2-3 mm sheet metal folding
1981
Introduction of Pico models for 1.5 mm sheet metal folding
1987
Gold medal Bayerischer Staatspreis
1990
Introduction of Quick product range
PROFESSIONALIZATION AND GLOBAL EXPANSION
1991
Renaming of Thalmann Konstruktionen AG to Thalmann Maschinenbau AG
1994
Transfer of ownership to second Thalmann generation
1994
Introduction of Magnum product range
1996
Expansion to Asia
1998
Delivery of the world longest 18.2 meter sheet metal folder
TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AND FURTHER EXPANSION
2003
Introduction of first double folder Combibend
2006
Expansion to North America
2007
Introduction of ZR product range
2008
Introduction of TC double folder range
2009
Focus on new software solutions
2010
Introduction of TD double folder range
2014
Innovation of solutions a.o. dynamic bombierung, DFT system, loading table
2016
Introduction of TZ single folder range
2016
Focusing product range on TZ, TD and TC folders
2016
Acquisition of Thalmann Maschinenbau AG by Marco Cappello and Martin Thalmann
2018
Launching innovative concepts in automation and reduction of cost in use
2019
Expansion in capacity
2020
Development of Automated solutions

Company structure

Management

THALMANN Maschinenbau AG is led by owners Marco Cappello (left side) and Martin Thalmann (right side) who acquired the company in 2016. The company has a work force of over 50 employees.

 The key management positions in production, purchasing, customer service and engineering/product development are held by experienced professionals.

Location

THALMANN Maschinenbau AG offices and manufacturing capabilities are based in Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Switzerland and comprises of in house parts processing unit operations, automated welding units, coating cells and assembly halls.

 Our location has a fully equipped showroom for training purposes and machine demonstrations.

Thalmann-Eagle

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

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.

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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.

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