These are the ingredients for our success story. And we are continuing to write this story in the 21st century. From a small forge to an international company and attractive employer. It has been a long and strenuous journey to reach this stage. That’s why we are proud of what we have done. Of our high-quality products in organic farming and our milling machinery for the food industry. And we are proud of our large fleet of machines for made-to-order production. Here too, we set new standards with modern procedures in machine and steel construction, in mechanical production and in laser and coating technology. Despite everything, we have remained a family company to this day, with a down-to-earth attitude and sustainable values.
Things remain exciting. In 2021 further capital is pending. The new building of a showroom complete with technology center and training center. And right back where it all began: In our old forge at Mühlgrund.
Extending the fleet of machines with modern Trumpf machines in 2020 has made Treffler ready for the future. And of course, the 200 employees we now have play a big role in that too.
The biggest hall is commissioned. 3000 m² area for mechanical production and laser technology.
It is 2018 and everything is developing further. Construction, purchasing, work preparation, distribution and service find space in the extended office building. And assembly technology is extended with marquees.
Another business branch is expanded and established. A new chapter begins with the takeover of milling machinery from Josef Lechner in 2015.
The service portfolio increases. Coating, sandblasting, cleaning and drying – All possible in the painting center newly built in 2013.
Restructuring. In 2012, the GmbH is founded and Paul Christian Treffler and Paul Treffler become managing directors. To be prepared for the future, the company premises is expanded.
Economic crisis. Orders drop and a rethink is required. A move towards greater independence with own products.
Lack of space. The third production hall was therefore constructed in 2006. And the welding shop and sawing center is extended by 650 m².
The harrow. In series production. In 2004, production of agricultural machinery begins. A second hall is also erected at the company’s premises.
Construction continues. In 2001, the welding hall is built and the first milling machine is procured. But the most important thing: The launch of our own product line. The first Treffler harrow is developed and built.
In 2000, Treffler has 50 employees and is an established employer in the region.
Relocation again. And a new building. In 1999, the first production hall of 900 m² is opened at the current company location in Echsheim.
In 1995, Treffler conquered another new industry. In the meantime, around 30 employees are producing paper roll changers for printing machines. And these are being installed worldwide by well-known publishing houses.
In the meantime, space has become tight. Therefore, in 1995, a new hall is constructed at Mühlgrund and the production area is increased to 460 m².
One year later, in 1990, the number of employees had doubled – to twelve.
In 1989, the company MAN in Augsburg closes its locksmith’s shop. This outsourcing allowed Treffler to enter machine construction. At the time, with six employees.
Downtime? Not at Treffler. In 1981, the service portfolio is extended. With immediate effect, the business also provides heating and sanitary installation.
In 1981, the management changed and Paul Senior took over the forge.
In the meantime, the business is also an employer. For since the takeover in 1949, two to three employees and an apprentice have always been employed.
And beginnings at the same time. In 1969, Paul Senior’s father decided to cease livestock farming and agriculture. A workshop for agricultural machinery was established in the one-time stall. And so agricultural machinery trade was added to the other forge, tinsmith and locksmith lines of work.
The signs are set for change. And so, the forge is taken over by Paul Senior’s father in 1949 – complete with apprentice and assistant.
In the 19th century, we packed our bags. The forge moved from the center of the village to what was then the edge of the village of Echsheim Mühlgrund.
Let’s take a look back in our archive. Because our story begins a long time ago. The first documented mention of the Treffler forge in Echsheim was in the 17th century.