Trumeter | Innovation by Design

Global designer, manufacturer and distributor of sophisticated measurement products, innovative sensing and LED technologies.

The Trumeter Timeline

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.

1937
2014
  • 1937

    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.

  • 1955

    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.

  • 1991

    Acquires Trumeter Inc. (USA).

    As part of Trumeter's global expansion plan, Trumeter Inc. was acquired to create a global presence.

  • 1997

    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.

  • 2004

    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.

  • 2007

    Jaguar OHC Production starts.

    Approached by Ford, Detroit, Trumeter were asked to design and manufacture the world's first touchsense overhead console.

  • January 2010

    John Smith joins as group CEO.

    Company reformed as Trumeter Technologies Ltd. with new investments strengthening the management team.

    July 2010

    Company moved to New HQ in Bury.

    Peter Weidenbaum retires after 55 years with the company.

    September 2010

    Products sourced from modern, newly constructed facility in Malaysia.

    November 2010

    Alf Jones joins as Group Sales & Marketing Director.

  • July 2011

    Acquires Redington Counters, Connecticut, a USA-based designer and manufacturer of measurement products.

    900,000 Interior RGB/Amber/Blue LED lights supplied to Ford.

    August 2011

    Production starts on Range Rover Evoque OHC.

  • February 2012

    Move to new, purpose-designed offices & testing facilities, Bury.

    March 2012

    Trumeter USA moves into larger premises in Florida & sets up Connecticut Sales & Engineering Support Office.

    June 2012

    Production starts on Range Rover OHC.

    August 2012

    Production starts for Aston Martin & Daimler Evobus rear clusters.

    October 2012

    Trumeter appointed Microchip Design Partner.

    November 2012

    Exhibit at Electronica, Munich.

  • February 2014

    Introduce 3 year warranty for Control and Measurement products – an industry first.

    April 2014

    Launch Advanced Panel Meter.

    May 2014

    Start trusmartTM oven cavity LED lighting project for major UK appliance maunfacturers.

    LED lighting field trial completed for major UK food processing company.

    June 2014

    Acquire Mainlight, a lighting and electrical services company, based in Stockport, UK.

    October 2014

    GDHA showcase Trumeter's lighting solutions for the home appliance market at the IFA show, Berlin.

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