Trumeter’s long and distinguished history contains a number of significant dates, which are shown on the interactive timeline below. Simply select the year and the milestones for that year will be displayed.
Trumeter was established in 1937 in Manchester, UK, to support the textile industry with mechanical-based length measuring equipment.
The company was founded by German immigrant engineers, who had designed revolutionary mechanical products to measure textiles on the production line.
Opened Radcliffe factory.
As the company rapidly expanded after the war, it outgrew its original premises and developed a purpose-built manufacturing facility at the same location.
Acquires Trumeter Inc. (USA).
As part of Trumeter's global expansion plan, Trumeter Inc. was acquired to create a global presence.
Custom Product Business starts.
Brita, the world leading manufacturer of water jugs, approached Trumeter with the brief to design an innovative product to measure when the filter needed to be changed. This was the start of a long and fruitful collaboration.
Production starts in Malaysia, after gradually shifting manufacturing to a lower cost base in order to remain competitive globally. The company started to develop products for automotive lighting, initially using bulb technology, and then moving on full speed with the LED revolution.
Millions of our light and touch sense products are being turned on all over the world in Jaguars, Audis, Fords, Mercedes Bus, Aston Martin and Range Rover vehicles.
Jaguar OHC Production starts.
Approached by Ford, Detroit, Trumeter were asked to design and manufacture the world's first touchsense overhead console.
John Smith joins as group CEO.
Company reformed as Trumeter Technologies Ltd. with new investments strengthening the management team.
Peter Weidenbaum retires after 55 years with the company.
Products sourced from modern, newly constructed facility in Malaysia.
Acquires Redington Counters, Connecticut, a USA-based designer and manufacturer of measurement products.
900,000 Interior RGB/Amber/Blue LED lights supplied to Ford.
Production starts on Range Rover Evoque OHC.
Move to new, purpose-designed offices & testing facilities, Bury.
Trumeter USA moves into larger premises in Florida & sets up Connecticut Sales & Engineering Support Office.
Production starts on Range Rover OHC.
Production starts for Aston Martin & Daimler Evobus rear clusters.
Trumeter appointed Microchip Design Partner.
Exhibit at Electronica, Munich.
Introduce 3 year warranty for Control and Measurement products – an industry first.
Launch Advanced Panel Meter.
Start trusmartTM oven cavity LED lighting project for major UK appliance maunfacturers.
LED lighting field trial completed for major UK food processing company.
Acquire Mainlight, a lighting and electrical services company, based in Stockport, UK.
GDHA showcase Trumeter's lighting solutions for the home appliance market at the IFA show, Berlin.
Co-located all UK Businesses into large HQ / Technical Centre in North Manchester
Acquired Kessler Ellis Counters & Timers Division.
Acquired Control Dynamics LLC.
Launched QED Lighting.
Achieve record group sales of $14M.