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Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH – Second tube laser cutting system start working


Kirchhoff & Lehr has put the second tube laser cutting system into operation. From now on we are able to produce more small series, prototypes and special products for our customers. The combination of metal processing by roll forming machine and laser cutting with complex hole patterns and miters is very attractive for our customers and their individual requests.



Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH searches and finds!


Our customers and their wishes are our top priority! During the difficult times, we have been able to demonstrate our know-how every day and full fill our customer needs. We are thankful to our large number of existing and new customers and orders. We advise, calculate, plan, construct, produce and supply our customers comprehensively and flexibly. Our employees realize this daily, due to their many years of experience and innovative ideas.

Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH offers its employees new challenges every day. The intensive training and induction of new employees by experienced colleagues, also the portion of self-motivation, enables us to reach these tasks together. Our goal is: to exceed our customers expectations

In 2020 and 2021 we have found 21 new employees. We are still search and hiring, also career changers, or trainees – are very welcome.

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Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH continues to focus innovations


With the procurement of the new tube and profile laser and the expansion with a third roll form line equipped with a laser welding system, Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH took another innovative step in metal processing to follow the high demands for Laser welded and cut profiles. The experience with our first tube laser cutting system has shown that this technology is future-oriented and innovative, so that customer requests for small series, special products and prototypes can be fulfilled short term and without invest of tooling.

Out of the accumulated experience and the know-how out of engineering and production, we have decided to invest in a new machine. At the same time, we are now equipping the third profiling machine with one laser welding system.

Despite the difficult circumstances of the past, we were able to continue to convince our customers. Due to the mix between experienced older and young innovative colleagues, can we continue and extend our flexibility and strength.


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Well-deserved retirement

After having spent 37 years in the management of Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik, managing director Susanne Fingerhut is retiring. Mrs. Fingerhut shaped the company through her high level of commitment, pragmatism, customer orientation, technical expertise and her entrepreneurship.


During her time the company grew from initially 10 to 120 employees today. Numerous investments in buildings and equipment were implemented under the responsibility of the trained toolmaker.


Managing directors Wolfgang Böhm and Philipp Jerusalem thank her for the many years of excellent and steadfast collaboration. We wish her all the best and a happy retirement!



NO to Violence Against Women – Orange Your City – What it is about

Annually on November 25th the worldwide lighting campaign “Orange your City” draws attention to the international day against violence against women! This day of remembrance and action established by the United Nations is no reason to celebrate but is furthermore reason to take the topic out of the dark and literally immerse it in orange light (the campaign color of UN Women a United Nations entity).

WE say NO to violence against women! Violence against women has many facets and is not a private matter. Violence against women and girls happens. Everywhere. Also in Germany. Together we take a visual stand against it.

From November 25th until December 10th our company buildings will be illuminated with orange light.


Roll forming improves eco-balance

Economic and ecological challenges due to climate change, the global scarcity of resources and insufficient power supply from renewable energies are shedding a new light on the production technology of roll forming and the material steel. The sheet metal forming process is extremely energy-efficient and thus makes a contribution to reducing of CO2 and achieving climate neutrality.

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Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik receives supplier award from BOS

The profile specialist Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik GmbH from Arnsberg (Germany) has once again received the Excellence Supplier 2018 award. Managing Director Wolfgang Böhm was presented with the award at the headquarters of BOS GmbH & Co KG in Ostfildern. Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik received the award for many years of consistently outstanding delivery performance, reliability and product quality of high-precision profiles.

Wolfgang Böhm: “The award confirms our strategy of consistently aligning processes to customer requirements. Delivery performance of 100 % and a zero-defect strategy are important corporate goals that our employees have been successfully implementing for years. This award makes us proud and encourages us to continue on our path.”

BOS is an international group of companies with locations in Europe, North America and Asia. With over 8000 employees, BOS develops, manufactures and sells innovative systems and components for the automotive industry. Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik has been supporting BOS for decades with high-precision roll-formed and stamped profiles.

For more than 40 years, Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik in Arnsberg, Germany, has been producing profiles and stamped parts made of steel and aluminium alloys for the automotive industry. In recent years, the business with sub-assembly systems has been greatly expanded. The technology leader for multi-bent and coated profiles employs approx. 120 people and supplies customers all over the world. The profiles and assemblies are mostly used in sliding and panoramic roofs as well as for boot covers, shading systems and load securing. Since 2012, Tillmann Werkzugbau Profiltechnik has been regularly awarded the title “Family-friendly company in the Hochsauerland district”.

Michael Dittert, Commodity Buyer at BOS GmbH & Co KG (left)

at the handover to Wolfgang Böhm, Managing Partner

of Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik GmbH



Boot cover with inlet cassette housing from Tillmann Werkzeugbau Profiltechnik


Looking back on a successfull trade fair

The EuroBlech Hannover has come to an end on Friday, 26.10.2018. The Tillmann Group was pleased to receive numerous visits and interesting discussions at its booth. Personal contact is and will remain the basis for successfull cooperation! Thanks for your visit! We look forward to meet you at next EuroBlech on 27.-30.10.2020!



New production technology starting May 2018 –
Advantages through innovative concepts

At the Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH, pipes and special profiles will soon be processed on a state-of-the-art pipe laser system using the latest level of technology.

High flexibility and productivity make the pipe laser the ideal tool in the field of pipe and profile processing. Pipe lasering is in today’s production the most modern technological solution for the procession of pipes and profiles. The entire process of machining is completely non-contact and the tube rotates around the axis of the laser beam. Thereby the technology of the fiber laser offers a material-saving process and a high cutting edge quality. No matter if long or short pipes, the laser cutting of pipes allows economical processing of different materials, diameters and wall thicknesses. Whether round, rectangular, oval or special profiles.

Performance spectrum of the fiber laser:

• Laserprocessed pipes and profiles with the highest dimensional accuracy, smallest tolerancesand minimal warpage
• Procession of open profiles in different materials and thicknesses upon consultation
• Lasermachine-equipment for the loading and cutting of open profiles (flat-, L-, C- and U-profiles)
• Consistent quality at demand-actuated just-in-time-production
• Processing of highly reflective materials
• Optical detection of weld joints
• Labeling or marking for later processing

Lasercutting-system for prototypes right up to high volume series

• Once programmed, small batch sizes can be processed economically at the desired standard of quality, at the highest production accuracy and the briefest reaction times.
• At the flick of a switch we reach an exceptional precision and repetitive accuracy and therefore are flexible, fast and budget-friendly.

Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH supports prellballers

During the 40th South-German youth championships in Prellball the Kirchhoff & Lehr GmbH supported the young players (age class 15-18 years) with a new set of jerseys.

The championship took place at the 3rd of March at the “TSV 1865 Ohorn” with a participants record of 28 teams and 123 players from Baden, Bavaria, Palatinate, Swabia and of course Saxony. The club has drawn attention to the fringe sport through lots of advertisement in press and television.

The young sportsmen – pictured with the production manager Marco Steinert – unfortunately couldn’t qualify for the German Championship, but were still very pleased with the result of the day, as they played the first time in this age-group.

We wish the young prellballers an ongoing success and of course much fun at the sport!