Annual Report 2017

The Success Story

Milestones in the company history of technotrans

2017

Foundation of technotrans Grundstücksverwaltungs GmbH
Consolidation and strengthening of competences at technotrans group (taicang) location - takeover of the operative business operations of KLH cooling International Pte. Ltd, Singapore and GWK Heating and Cooling Technology (Shanghai)

2016

Acquisition of gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH
technotrans AG aquires remaining shares in all KLH companies (Bad Doberan, Singapore, Taicang)

2015

Growth strategy is 'on track'
technotrans group expands its business outside the printing industry up to 35 percent

2014

Legal form of Termotek AG, Baden-Baden and gds AG, Sassenberg into a GmbH
Debut of mobile cooling systems for batteries and chillers for charging stations and converter at InnoTrans, Berlin - international trade fair for Transport Technology

2013

Acquisition of majority interests in KLH Kältetechnik GmbH and its sister companies in Singapore and PR China

2012

Partnership with KLH Kältetechnik GmbH resulting in increased presence in the market for laser cooling systems
Merger of Chinese production operations at the KLH location in Taicang
Spray lubrication for forming technology makes debut at the Euroblech show
Acquisition of a majority interest in Sprachenwelt GmbH by gds AG

2011

Acquisition of Termotek AG
technotrans becomes serial supplier of the toolsmart (for cooling lubricant preparation) to Sauer GmbH

2010

Transfer of technical operations for ink supply systems from Gersthofen to Sassenberg
Cooperation with Termotek AG, resulting in entry into the laser market
Opening of a further sales and service office in Chennai (India)
Business units define and evaluate 30 projects outside the printing industry

2009

Production operations are halted at the Mt. Prospect (USA) and Gersthofen (Germany) locations and transferred to Sassenberg, and the structures in Asia are consolidated.
gds becomes an independent division within the technotrans Group

2008

Two employees‘ representatives are elected to the Supervisory Board (One-Third Employee Representation Act)

2007

Establishment of the subsidiary in Dubai (UAE)
Establishment of the subsidiary in Moscow (Russia)
Opening of a further sales and service office in Shanghai, China
Opening of a further sales and service office in Melbourne, Australia

2006

Merger of the two American production locations in Chicago
Establishment of the subsidiary in Brazil
Opening of a further sales and service office in Madrid, Spain

2005

Construction of new production plant at Gersthofen, near Augsburg

2004

Opening a further sales and service office in Yokohama, Japan

2003

Consolidation of international production capacities and relocation of assembly from technotrans graphics ltd., Colchester (Great Britain), to Sassenberg

2002

Transfer of activities from Atlanta to the principal American location in Chicago

2001

Takeover of the American Steve Barberi Company Inc. and its subsidiary, Farwest Graphic Technologies LLC, of Corona, near Los Angeles, California (USA), renamed technotrans america west, inc.
Takeover of the Electroforming Division of Toolex International N.V., which now operates as technotrans scandinavia AB, Tåby, Sweden
Establishment of technotrans japan k.k. as a sales and service company
Establishment of technotrans china ltd., Hong Kong, as a sales and service company

2000

Takeover of the American company Ryco Graphic Manufacturing, Inc. (Chicago) and merger with technotrans america inc.

1999

Founding of technotrans technologies pte. ltd. in Singapore
Founding of the subsidiary technotrans italia s.r.l. in Milan
The subsidiary technotrans systems GmbH is merged with technotrans AG

1998

Takeover of BVS Grafische Technik GmbH, which is renamed technotrans systems GmbH
Initial public offering

1997

Transformation into a stock corporation
Founding of technotrans printing equipment (Beijing) Co. Ltd., People’s Republic of China

1995

technotrans america inc. is established in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

1993

technotrans france s. a. r. l. is founded

1992

technotrans becomes original equipment supplier for the Heidelberg Speedmaster and MAN-Roland 700 presses

1990
Management Buy-out

technotrans graphics ltd. is founded in Colchester, Great Britain
Launch of the new system component concept for ancillary equipment on printing presses
technotrans is one of the world’s three largest suppliers of dampening solution preparation systems

1987

Launch of the first ink roller temperature control systems

1981

Development of a seperate product line for dampening solution preparation systemstelaufbereitung

1977

Production of the first dampening solution equipment

1973

Initial contacts with the audio media and printing industry

1970

Founding of the company