"Future needs a strong foundation and history, as Heinz Harling aptly writes, is the foundation on which every company stands. That is why we are now paying tribute to the successes of the past, while at the same time keeping a firm eye on the challenges that lie ahead," says Michael Finger, Spokesman of the Board of Management of technotrans SE.
On October 1, 1970 Franz Böhnensieker founded the company Böhnensieker Maschinen Konstruktionsbüro (BMK) together with his wife Josy in a garage in Harsewinkel, East Westphalia, and thus laid the foundations for what would later become technotrans SE. Over the next 50 years, technotrans has evolved, driven by a successful management buy-out, into an internationally active, listed group of companies with seven production locations and more than 1,400 employees. The Sassenberg-based solution provider achieved a breakthrough with dampening solution circulators and cooling and temperature control systems for the printing industry. Today, technotrans is a growth company that operates successfully in numerous other sectors – including the plastics processing industry, the laser and machine tool industry, e-mobility, and the medical and scanner technology.
"We are proud of our successes, which we owe to customers, employees, partners and founders alike. In order to continue to write the history of our company, technotrans will continue to build up its expertise and position in the market," emphasises Finger.
Everything flows: A book about the company history
The technotrans history is available in printed form for the first time in the anniversary year: Heinz Harling is the author of the almost novelistic book about the history of the technology company, which was published in July and by no means only sheds light on the successful sides of the development. Harling has accompanied technotrans in a variety of roles for more than 40 years – from Sales Manager and Managing Director to Chairman of the Board of Management and Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The company history entitled "Everything flows" is an eventful story of the path from a garage business in the Münsterland region to an international company, which above all looks at the people behind this development.
technotrans is celebrating the occasion with typical Westphalian modesty – partly in view of the current circumstances. Due to the Corona pandemic, there will be no major anniversary celebration for employees this year. However, every employee received the company chronicle as a gift. "We wanted to give all employees a piece of history, some of which they helped write," explains Harling. The book is also available to the public for purchase in bookshops and online: Heinz Harling, Everything flows – History and stories of a company, ISBN 978-3-00-065682-8.
technotrans is a technology company and leading systems supplier of industrial applications in the area of fluid management. The core skills of the Group of companies comprise technological solutions for cooling and temperature control, filtration, handling, measuring and metering.
technotrans technology is used in the printing industry, plastics processing industry, laser and machine tool industry as well as in other markets such as medical and scanner technology, and electric mobility.
The business model comprises two reporting segments: in the Technology segment, the products and systems are developed and built at production plants in Germany, the USA and China. Through the Services segment, the technotrans Group supplements its range of products with a comprehensive range of services such as installation and maintenance, repairs, parts and Technical Documentation. With 18 locations, technotrans has a presence in all important major markets worldwide.
The strategy of the Group of companies is to increase the value of the company over the long term through sustained revenue and earnings growth. Through technological innovations and targeted acquisitions, the Group of companies is steadily opening up new sales markets and increasing its market penetration.
technotrans is listed in the Prime Standard (ISIN: DE000A0XYGA7 / WKN: A0X YGA) and employs 1,460 people worldwide. It achieved consolidated revenue of EUR 207.9 million in the 2019 financial year.
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