History

TKM: Innovation with Tradition

For about more than two decades, the TKM Group is an independent company with surpassing success in the growth sector of industrial knives. The company expanded from a local trading firm to a typical medium-sized company and up to a global player with an international standing in the segment of machine knives.

1863 Registration in the Commercial Register
 
1908 Start of production of machine knives
 
1922 The toolmaker's shop in Hückeswagen is changed into a special engineering shop (today Klingelnberg GmbH in Hückeswagen)
 
1991 Legal spin-off of "Industry Knives Business" (IKS Klingelnberg GmbH in Remscheid) from "Engineering Business" (Klingelnberg GmbH Hückeswagen), birth of IKS Klingelnberg as an independent Group
 
1991 Acquisition of "Geringswalder Werkzeug GmbH" in Saxony, today´s IKS Messerfabrik Geringswalde GmbH
 
1993 Construction of the new knife factory in Remscheid-Bergisch Born and move from Berghauser Straße to Bergisch Born
 
1995 Establishment of IKS Klingelnberg Asia Ltd. in Singapore and Shanghai IKS Mechanical Blade Co. Ltd. in Shanghai
 
1997 Acquisition of ROLF MEYER Messer- und Ersatzteilfabrikation GmbH in Bargteheide near Hamburg
 
1998 Acquisition of DIACARB B.V. in Rotterdam/Netherlands and Buland S.A. in Palaiseau near Paris/France
 
2000 Acquisition of BÖHLER MILLER Messer und Sägen GmbH with production sites in Böhlerwerk/Austria and Traismauer/Austria 
 
2001 Establishment of TKM GmbH in Remscheid, the holding company of the TKM Group owned by the shareholder families Klingelnberg and Meyer
 
2001 Acquisition of OY Saksan Terä AB in Espoo/Finland
 
2001 Establishment of IKS Knife and Saw, Indonesia
 
2002 Establishment of TKM United States INC. in Hebron, KY/USA
 
2005 Acquisition of all shares in TTT Technology OY AB, Toijala, Finland with factories in Outokumpu and Toijala
 
2005 Establishment of TKM Canada Industries Inc., St. Alphonse DE Granby, Canada
 
2006 Acquisition of the industry knive business of Guhdo (Guhdo Carb) and subsequent integration into the IKS Klingelnberg GmbH
 
2012 Meyer family takes over the majority of all company shares. 2023 Meyer family will have taken over 100% of all shares.

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