Kirchhoff & Lehr adds a new manufacturing technology, the Lasertube, which is able to process open or closed profiles with dimensions between 12-120 mm. Tillmann Profil in Sundern puts into operation their 13th roll forming machine which is customized to serve a client in the transportation sector.
Tillmann Profil in Sundern expands its vertical range of manufacture by investing in a gripper feed.
Expansion of warehouse capacities at Kirchhoff & Lehr in Arnsdorf.
New production hall is built at Tillmann Werkzeugbau in Herdringen.
Additional roll forming machine (for material thickness up to 8mm) and new production hall introduced at the Sundern location.
Inauguration of a new production hall at the Leichlingen location.
Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Tillmann Profil GmbH in Sundern. Building a new production hall and expanding the tool shop in Arnsdorf.
Acquisition of the company Bertrams in Leichlingen. It is now a subsidiary of Tillmann Profil in Sundern.
Tillmann Werkzeugbau receives EN ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 certificate.
Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH in Arnsdorf.
Tillmann Profil moves all operations from Dörnholthausen to Sundern.
Kirchhoff & Lehr in Arnsdorf puts into operation their new production site which took nine months of construction.
Tillmann Group participates in Kirchhoff & Lehr and celebrates this occasion with all employees and their families.
Privatization of Kirchhoff & Lehr to its former owners after the German reunification.
At Tillmann Werkzeugbau in Herdringen significant expansion of tool making by procuring CNC-driven lathes, milling machines and wire-cut EDM machines. Design & Engineering department switches over to CAD/CAM systems.
In Dörnholthausen Tillmann Profil celebrates the 75th anniversary. Addition of a 1,000 m² production hall with offices at Tillmann Werkzeugbau. By now four roll forming lines can cold-roll multiple types of material to create perforated profiles and three-dimensional bends.
Ferdinand Tillmann, Hans-Dieter Böhm and Günter Fingerhut found the independent company “Tillmann Werkzeugbau GmbH.” While initially focusing on the manufacture of cutting, punching and drawing tools, as well as equipment for third-party firms, they soon become aware of the value of in-house tool making in developing a parts manufacturing business. Since that time the company has been producing component parts and welded modules for the computer and automotive industries.
Tillmann Werkzeugbau establishes in Arnsberg-Herdringen with 10 employees, initially as a tooling department of Tillmann Profil in Sundern.
After Wilhelm Bertrams’ passing various shareholders and subsequent executive boards attempt a number of new strategies.
Operations in Dörnholthausen are almost entirely destroyed by a major fire. Subsequent reconstruction.
Acquisition of the first roll forming machine in Dörnholthausen.
50th anniversary of „Tillmann Metal Goods” (now Tillmann Profil in Sundern). At Kirchhoff & Lehr in Arnsdorf the German Democratic Republic (GDR) acquires a stake in the company.
After WW II the company needs a brand new start. New production halls are gradually built until the site in Leichlingen comprises four large halls and an office building covering a total of 20,000 m². The company now employs more than 160 workers.
Wilhelm Bertrams buys a disused timber mill on Hochstraße and establishes the production facility that still exists today. The company promptly employs over 25 people.
Tillmann Metal Goods operations move from Sundern to neighboring Dörnholthausen. The son, Ferdinand Tillmann II, takes over the business.
Entrepreneur Wilhelm Bertrams (DOB 9/9/1899) founds the company “BER-LEI-FABRIKATE” in Leichlingen/Rhineland.
“Metal Goods Factory Aug. Pingel & Ferd. Tillmann” is founded in Sundern.
In Arnsdorf the two partners Kirchhoff and Lehr found the company of the same name.
Company founder Ferdinand Joseph Tillmann is born in Sundern.