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Company history

The story of Teckentrup began with the foundation of an engineering workshop in the German town of Gütersloh in 1932. But it was not until 1960 that Teckentrup made an inspired decision: To specialize in the production of doors. This was the first step into a rapidly growing market. In 1978, the company relocated to new and larger premises in Verl. This provided the company with the opportunity to become increasingly involved in a particularly promising security sector. Teckentrup took the bull by the horns and within just a few years became a leading supplier of fire barriers.

The once small engineering workshop is now a medium-sized industrial company. The hard-fought position in the fire protection sector was seen as a challenge to push ahead with new developments whenever and wherever better, innovative solutions were required. This goal was achieved during subsequent years with doors which had to fulfil very specific requirements. Excellent examples are the problem areas: Smoke protection and noise protection, security and heat insulation, industrial doors and path-bound transport systems. Today, architects, building fitters and end users associate the name Teckentrup with comprehensive solutions: The perfect union of excellent operation, attractive design and simple assembly.

Immediately after German reunification in 1990, the company invested in a production facility in the eastern German town of Großzöberitz. This new production site was equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and helped to reduce delivery times and improve quality. At the start of the new millennium, an ultra-modern, 12,800 m² production hall was constructed directly next to the headquarters in Verl. State-of-the-art machinery is used at this new site to produce roller shutters and sectional doors for the domestic and industrial sector.

Today, the company has approx. 950 highly qualified employees. CAD technology, CNC systems, modern offices and a close-knit network of sales companies are the pillars of this still family-owned business. The introduction of a quality management system once more underlines the strong customer orientation and the company-s commitment to quality. Again, it was about having groundbreaking future-proof ideas. On the basis of a quality management handbook the desired certification was purposefully prepared. An internal audit team is responsible for closely observing the defined quality standards. Teckentrup was one of the first companies to be awarded the certificate for the QM system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 of ttz (German industrial association for doors and frames).

Teckentrup is also represented outside Germany by its own branch offices or by accredited dealers. Product certificates for fire protection, smoke protection and security have been attained in numerous EU member states and eastern European countries. This has resulted in increasing international demand and rising exports.