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We must always be one step ahead of everyone else.

Dipl.-Ing. Franz Tacke, company's founder

 
 
 
 
 

Milestones

There is no need for tradition and innovation to be a contradiction in terms: KTR’s company history shows how far a family business can go. Here are the key stages on the way to becoming a world-leading producer of power transmission components, braking systems, hydraulic components and cooling systems.

  • 1959 KTR founded as subsidiary of F. Tacke GmbH & Co. KG
  • 1967 The torsionally flexible jaw coupling ROTEX® is unveiled for the first time
  • 1982 KTR’s first international companies are founded in Switzerland and Japan
  • 1996 KS Konstrukcje Stalowe KTR Group Sp. z o.o. founded in Poland: steel tank product line set-up, including production facility
  • 2003 New building for the KTR logistics centre
  • 2008 Logistics centre doubles in size
  • 2012 The ‘Made by KTR’ global manufacturing strategy is launched
  • 2013 Opening of the TCC Training and Communication Center
  • 2014 KTR Brake Systems GmbH founded in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock and Competence Center for Brake Systems is built
  • 2015 The building of the new R & D centre with a multifunctional assembly hall measuring some 8,800 sq. m is completed in Rheine
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